I’m afraid of flying, so whatever drove me to read a horror book with a plane on the cover right before boarding a flight beats me. Luckily for people like me, the flying is certainly the safest mode of transport in First Activation. It’s when they reach their destination that things become, slightly weird, as everyone feels the need to murder-suicide themselves. It’s here that veteran brothers Jack and Harry are trying to survive.
I liked the first half of the book best, because it was reading really fast and felt like I was watching a movie. It was the right amount of confusing, gross and enthralling, just what I needed at that moment. About half-way, the pace slows down quite drastically and it is much less about survival and much more about the why and who behind the sudden urge to kill. I was still interested in the story, but things started to get really convenient and unlikely, which was a slight let down.
Since I already had a copy of the sequel, I’ve started it already. Curious where the Second Activation will bring everyone.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!