Monday, February 6, 2012

H10N1H10N1 by M. R. Cornelius
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Blurb:
A deadly influenza virus rages out of control. There is no easy-fix vaccine. No eleventh-hour containment. Only death.  With no workforce, power plants are unmanned so there’s no means of communication; police and fire departments have collapsed so no one is safe; looters are scavenging everything from big-screen TVs to canned peas.

When Dr. Taeya Sanchez finds herself unceremoniously dismissed from an emergency medical facility in New York, she decides to steal the hospital’s armored van for a midnight escape. Unfortunately, Rick DeAngelo, a driver for the hospital, has already stocked the van for his own getaway.

Thrown into an unfriendly alliance, these two must pick their way across the dangerous wasteland of America in search of a safe haven. And as the miles roll by, they discover that the living should be feared much more than the festering corpses out there.

My Review: 
First of all this book blurb (taken from doesn't do it justice.

When author M.R. Cornelius asked me to read this book, she likened it to the movie Contagion and she sent me the first chapter to read as a sample. I haven't seen that movie, although I do understand the gist of it.

The first chapter of H10N1 sent chills down my spine so of course I told her I'd love to read it!

This is the story of two people who reluctantly join forces while struggling to survive a world-wide pandemic in the near future. It is a chilling tale in part, full of the violence that ensues when people are hopeless and it is a kill or be killed world. If there was a pandemic and no place was safe where would you go? What would you do?

M.R. Cornelius put a lot of thought into that situation and the story she has written is, in my view, quite a believable one. Dr. Taeya Sanchez and Rick DeAngelo do all they can to survive. This is a novel of good and evil, an epic journey, a destination, and hope.


  1. Sounds awesome! I'm off to go check it out on Amazon. :)

  2. Adriana I hope you will come back and let me know what you think once you've read it! :)