Review: Concealed (Virus # 1) by R.J. Crayton

Concealed by R.J. Crayton

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

They said it was extremely hard to get. They said it wasn't airborne. They said there was nothing to fear. They were wrong. Seventeen-year-old Elaan Woodson was supposed to be one of the lucky ones. She got one of the few spots in the subterranean protection unit designed to keep select scientists, military officials and their families safe from the deadly virus ravaging the world above. But, how lucky are you really when the people in charge and those you love keep secrets from you? While Elaan has heard that what you don't know can't hurt you, she's beginning to think otherwise. And she should...
Elaan makes for an interesting character. Being in the subterranean protection unit means she's away from the rest of the world. There are only a handful of people in the unit and there are times when she feels extremely lonely. To top it all off, everyone around her seems to be keeping secrets from her. Truthfully speaking she's more cool headed than me or most people I know about that. While she'd like to know the secrets, she doesn't fight with her friends and family to know.

Elijah did get on my nerves at the beginning. He seemed a little too big-brotherly to Elaan. He came off as being controlling but I got to understand his actions as the story went on.

Josh has these typical guy-nest-door vibes but he too has a secret that tells us more about his character as the plot progresses.


As a student of Biotechnology, I really enjoyed the plot. I cannot comment much on it without giving it away but it's not an average dystopian book. I did go into the book expecting a lot of action but the book is more of mystery and science. But that did not make the book any less interesting. My only qualm is that the book was small. I'd have liked to know a little more about what happened before Elaan and her friends got to the unit. It would be awesome if the author wrote a prequel!


The writing was clear and descriptive enough. The book has good imagery and I NEED imagery to be able to enjoy a book. The writing was was engrossing and I finished the book in a single sitting.


- The Plot (Especially the Scientific part)
- The characters
- The writing


- It's length maybe..(Not much of a complaint truthfully)

WILL I BE READING THE REST OF THE TRILOGY?

Definitely! Can't wait to know what happens next!


Definitely pick up this book if you're looking for a unique Science Fiction and enjoy well written characters.





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