Monday, May 29, 2017

Infected by Alana Terry

A global epidemic has doctors and health-care workers panicked, but life continues on as usual for college sophomore Kennedy Stern, who's not about to let a little virus interrupt her premed studies or dampen her spring break.

When she finds herself isolated in a hospital lockdown, Kennedy and all those quarantined with her can only guess who will survive and who will succumb to the deadly threat confronting them.

An exciting new release from award-winning Christian suspense novelist Alana Terry.

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Meet the Author:
Alana is a pastor's wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers' Favorite, and more. Alana's passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

My Take:
I have read several of the Kennedy Stern novels that Alana has written. I have enjoyed getting to know Kennedy's character and follow along as she grows spiritually in her walk with the Lord and in her life. If you don't know Kennedy, she is the daughter of a couple in Alana's North Korea series who run a business in China, but use their business as a cover up for spreading the gospel and helping North Korean refugees.

Kennedy is in college in Boston, and learning to survive on her own thousands of miles away from her parents. Thankfully she has Pastor Carl and his wife Sandie to support and encourage her. Due to some recent happenings in her life she also suffers from PTSD. Her PTSD flares up in the current Kennedy novel, when she becomes confined to a hospital during a lock-down period, while an extremely contagious virus seems to be sweeping the country. 

A new-to-me character in this book (because I skipped a few in between the last one and this one) is Carl and Sandie's little boy Woong adopted from North Korea. He is a typical young child, and his endless questions almost gave me a headache. Guess I haven't had very young children around in a while. 

I was excited to see that Willow, Kennedy's roommate had gotten saved. She was full of questions concerning the faith, and how God works, most of which Kennedy has a hard time answering. I was also a bit surprised to find out who Kennedy's latest boyfriend is. 

The plot was intriguing and had some unexpected twists. Alana' s books are mostly food for thought on hot topics. This book is mostly geared towards why God allows sickness. She gives argument for all sides and kind of just lets the reader decide what they think. In her books there are usually more questions than answers.

I received an e copy of this book courtesy of the author. I was not asked to review positively. 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Alana, for sharing your books with me! I am so glad I found you not just as an author, but as a friend. :-)


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