Book Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman

Today I’m going to do a review of Contagion by Erin Bowman.

Guys this book was amazing. I have never read a book like this before. Contagion is a Sci-fi thriller, and it has me shook.

It got in us

After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

Most are dead.

But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.

Don’t set foot here again.

As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken. (Goodreads)

We can all relate to having read a book that has stuck in our heads for hours and days after reading, for me Contagion is going to be one of them. I just want to go up to people and shake them and tell them to read this book. So consider yourself shaken!!


This book is told from multiple points of view, at the start it was kind of confusing, but as the book went on it made sense. The main POVs you get are between two characters who I consider to be the main characters, Nova and Thea. Thea was my favourite, at the start of the book, she started off being really quite and meek and followed what everyone did and said, but by the end she let her voice be heard. She was so strong and I loved her character development. Nova was interesting in regards to the fact, she had trouble with her eyes when she was young and had surgery and now has 20/20 vision, but because she had surgery, she isn’t allowed to fly. So she works for the company and she ends up being the pilot to take the rescue crew to the other planet, and in the book she is constantly trying to prove that she can be an amazing pilot.

The way that Erin wrote this book really was amazing, she created a dark and tense atmosphere from the start. The way that she created tension and the build up to things happening was so good. The tension in the book had me at the edge of my seat, and at some points I didn’t want to turn the page, just in case something bad was going to happen.

This book was like a horror movie playing in my head and it was awesome. I love when books can do that.  It really made me think about the film Alien, even thou it wasn’t like it at all, it still give me some of those vibes.


The only problem I had with this book was with one of the characters. The Captain of the Crew Dylan, eh she was the worst. You know that character, when you are reading a book, that makes you want to be able to either shake or slap some sense into them, she was this character. She only seemed to think about herself and how she would look to her father, near the end she started to show some sort of remorse, but she just really got on my nerves.

Also I think that the world and Planets could have been expanded on and explained a little more, but even with this it was a fantastic book.

Recommend or Not 

I would totally and highly recommend this book, EVERYONE GO READ IT!!!!!


4.75 Stars

So everyone there you have my review of Contagion, What books have you read recently that has made you feel super passionate about them? Also I need more SCI-fi Thrillers, give a girl some recommendations?

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms


One thought on “Book Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s