Review: Exposed (Virus # 2) by R.J. Crayton

Exposed by R.J. Crayton

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

My review of the first book (Concealed) can be found here.

The safety of the underground bunker is left behind. Elaan and her friends are out in the open, exposed to the world above. Exposed to a world that has been ravished by the virus. Can they make it to the one person they've been told can provide them safety?

The story picks up immediately after the events of the first books and it is easy to see the character development through the book. I liked the main characters Elaan and Josh though at times they seemed so mature I kept getting confused about their age! New characters are introduced in this book and in a way everyone's personality traits play a big role in plot development. There are many things revealed about the characters that to an extent provide answers to the questions that popped up while reading Concealed.

Concealed dealt more with science while Exposed deals more with human character and people's reactions to different circumstances. Most of the story goes into the journey of the main characters. The starting chapters of Exposed are fast and set the tone of the story. The story once again ends with new revelations, questions and a cliffhanger. While I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning and the end there were parts in the middle where nothing much seemed to be happening. But the story gives a very realistic idea of how people can change during the time of disasters that I found really interesting. The entire environment of Exposed is darker than Concealed.

As with the first book, the imagery is quite clear and I really liked the descriptions that helped me visualize the whole story in my head.

- The characters
- The plot
- The writing

- The parts in the middle where there wasn't much happening


Of course! There are so many questions and doubts I need answers to!

A really good sequel to Concealed. The character development and plot-line gain a better footing in Exposed. Quite an enjoyable story!

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  1. Sounds interesting - this series is new to me!

    Great review!

    1. It's certainly a unique dystopian story..
      Thanks :)

  2. I've never heard of this series, but it sounds good. And the fact that you point out that you really liked the characters, well that sells it for me as characters are usually what I like best in a story. I'm off to add this to my Goodreads, and I'm a new Bloglovin follower! I'd be a GFC follower too if Blogger would let me.

    1. Thank you :) I need well rounded characters too to really get into the story! And Thank you :) I'm already following your blog(Lisa Loves Literature) via GFC :) Oh is Blogger messing up again?

  3. Oh I hadn't heard of this series before but YAY for an excellent sequel! I always get worried about second-book-blues, but this one seems to have skipped that. :) Except for those dry middle bits, eeep. Those are always annoying, right?!

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Oh me too! There are many series where I liked the first book but the rest weren't too good! But dry bits are definitely annoying!

      I'm glad you visited :) :)


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