Review: Immunity by E.E. Giorgi
I’ve read every Apocalypse Weird book so far released, and in many ways Immunity is the most satisfying of the bunch. E.E. Giorgi produces interesting characters and provides vivid descriptions of the New Mexico desert that really immersed me into the world she was creating.
What’s great about this book from the larger AW perspective is that it begins to provide some concrete answers about why the U.S. is falling apart. So often in apocalyptic or zombie books the science behind “the outbreak” is ignored, a macguffin. That has always irked me and Giorgi gives compelling and frightening insight through sharp, precise, scientific language that is still easy to comprehend.
All that aside, this is a great story. Have you ever felt the urge to yell out to the characters in a movie during a suspenseful scene? Giorgi managed to pull me so deep into her story that I found myself telling Dr. Anu what I thought about her impulsiveness. I find this to be commendable on Giorgi’s part because this very rarely happens when I read, I’m more like a distant observer, Uatu The Watcher if you will.
I’m loving Apocalypse Weird. Perhaps most of all because it is introducing me to authors like Giorgi, who I might not ever have read otherwise — and that would have been my loss.
Disclosure: I was provided an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.