Review: The Antidote (Antidote, #1) by Taylor Hondos

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antidoteLife sucks, and then you rot. No one knows how Dermadecatis is contracted, but its existence has changed everything for 18-year-old Lena, in this riveting debut from Taylor Hondos.

No contact with other people.

Masks must be worn in public at all times.

Four months ago men, women and children alike began to rot from the inside out, and the world as we know it changed forever. Life goes on, but now everything revolves around the need to survive and find a cure for Dermadecatis, the disease that Lena Alona’s father discovered.

Unfortunately for Lena and everyone else who is desperate to survive, her father’s secrets died when he did.


Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fiction
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Thank you to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for a honest review

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This review contains no spoilers

I really enjoyed this book. Lena’s dad is a scientist and he’s trying to find a cure for the disease called ‘Dermadecatis’. This disease will take over a person’s body and will make you rot until you die.

I was already hooked at the beginning of this book. Lena’s mum actually has the disease and when Lena loses both of her parents all hell breaks loose. I loved the characters, the book is written in two parts, the first part is from Lena’s point of view and the second part from Jared’s. Jared is the guy who shows up to save Lena, he says that she’s the answer to the real cure.

The book is fast paced, has some great twists and it’s a quick read.

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One thought on “Review: The Antidote (Antidote, #1) by Taylor Hondos

    bookloverbabbles said:
    13 September 2015 at 23:08

    Sounds fantastic! Glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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