Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Review: Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti

Book Description

For Nora Medina it started when she was yanked off a gorgeous Hawaiian beach, still in her bikini top, and onto her ex-husband’s government jet. A microbiologist doesn’t see a lot of emergency extractions, but marriage to Deacan Devlin McDougall taught her plenty about adrenaline. Nora knows it’s more than their unfinished business that has brought the sexy, maddening Scot back into her life. But she’d never have guessed this.

As a soldier of fortune, Deke has seen too much by any standards. But the terrifying bacterium sneaking through the highest halls of power isn’t his kind of battle. All he can do is keep close to his brilliant, fiery Nora and fight like hell to keep her safe. Because if he lets her get sucked down by the horror that’s coming, he’ll never get another chance at her heart . . .


My Review

This is the prequel novella to the Scorpius series. I haven't read this series yet so I'm glad I started with this novella since it gives a bit of background on the world that this series is set in. 

Microbiologist Nora Medina was made to get on a plane and finally meets up with her ex husband, Deke who works for the government. There's a bad outbreak about to happen and so he enlists the help of his ex to try and stop it. A meteorite was found and the kids who found it, cut it into pieces releasing bacteria spores into the kids systems when they stupidly tasted the meteorite. I mean seriously, who does that? Now the kids are sick and they have no idea how to treat them. This is the reason that no one has seen this particular bacteria before and has no idea how to combat it. In other words, it's a real clusterfuck and things are about to get real bad. 

While Deke and Nora are trying to re-kindle their romance because they never stopped loving each other, people are being infected faster and faster and most of them are dying or worst, becoming crazy. There's a madman on the loose and things have gone from bad to worst in a short amount of time.

I really liked the world building, as we see what's happening, how it started and just know what's coming. I really think this was a great start to a new series. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

36 comments:

  1. Well kids will put anything in their mouth lol Sounds like a good one.

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  2. I keep hearing how good Zanetti is and I do want to try her one day

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    1. You should, this was good.

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  3. Good review! Sometimes prequels can be a bit strange.

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    1. True but this one was good.

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  4. I've seen this author floating around a lot. I wonder if it's all the same series. The covers always looks like it would be a good read. I will have to read this novella to see if this series is for me. :)

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    1. I had this on my Kindle for a long time because I wasn't sure I would like it but I'm glad I gave it a read.

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  5. I heard great things about this author and I know I need to try her books as well

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    1. I recommend you do, this was quite good.

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  6. shes on my want to read list. Thanks Mary

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    1. You're welcome. This was quite good.

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  7. Thanks for the review! I'm putting it on my must read list.

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    1. Thanks, I hope you like it.

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  8. I like the sound of this one. I'll have to see if my UBS has a copy.

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  9. This sounds really interesting! I also love the cover. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  10. Prequels are interesting--sometimes they work better after reading the series.

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  11. This sounds like the kind of story I would enjoy. Thanks foe sharing.

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  12. I don't think I've actually tried one of her books before gotta change that!!

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    1. It was really good. So I hope you do.

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  13. I need to read this one soon. Glad you enjoyed it, Mary!

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  14. I read that when it came out and really enjoyed it.

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  15. Yep, this was a great hook to a series. I can't wait to see what you think of what comes next. You were smart to start with this prequel b/c everyone who skipped it is super confused for much of the first book. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series.

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  16. This looks good. I've read a few of her books but not that many.

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    1. It was good. I hope you pick this one up.

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  17. I struggled a bit with book one and was told it was better if you'd read this one first. I need to start over and do it the right way I think :)

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    1. I haven't read any of the other books yet.

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  18. This is such a fun series. I hope you're able to continue the series.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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