Life sucks, and then you rot. No one knows how Dermadecatis is contracted, but its existence has changed everything for 18-year-old Lena, in this riveting debut from Taylor Hondos.
No contact with other people.
Masks must be worn in public at all times.
Four months ago men, women and children alike began to rot from the inside out, and the world as we know it changed forever. Life goes on, but now everything revolves around the need to survive and find a cure for Dermadecatis, the disease that Lena Alona's father discovered. Unfortunately for Lena and everyone else who is desperate to survive, her father's secrets died when he did.
Review: This is the most amazingly awesome cover I have seen in a long time, so there's something super fitting about posting my blog tour entry to celebrate the launch of this book on Halloween. Everything about the world of Antidote is super creepy, especially because it doesn't seem that far fetched as a possible future for our society.
Dermadecatis rots you from the inside out which is obviously not something to look forward to so the whole world has reshaped itself around this disease. Antidote focuses on two things, the reprecussions of Dermadecatis and... finding an Antidote. Shocking, I know. The main character, Lena is in an interesting position through all of this as her father had played a pivotal role in the history of the disease... at least until he was murdered.
This book will hook you right away with a really intense opening that perfectly brings the world to life, but from there things slow down a bit, really building the tension over the course of the narrative. Have I mentioned that this book creeped me out? (In a good way!) Anyways, I won't give anything away but this book was great and there is so much potential here for a really amazing series that blows away conventional ideas about dystopian/apocalyptic stories.
I had a look on Goodreads, and the title for book two has already been released so hopefully that's coming soon!
About the Author... Taylor Hondos Professional life-contemplator, book enthusiast and coffee drinker. Taylor Hondos lives in North Carolina with her family and dog, Blackie. When she am not writing, you can find her reading in the corner, searching endlessly for new books to read or binge watching Sex and the City. “Antidote” is her first novel. Learn more at - http://www.taylorhondos.com/