I think sometimes people underestimate novellas especially if it’s going to be part of series. You have to pen a story and characters that are engaging enough to make people want to come back for the second and third parts. So when I read the blurb about Americosis, it captured my interest enough that I knew I couldn’t say no when asked to write a review for it.
The opening involves a woman desperately seeking another mate to pass an infection on to before it takes over her body and destroys her, a naked man appearing to a woman named Maybelline claiming to be the ‘Saviour’ from the future and a presidential candidate who claims to be speaking to God via the Archangel Gabriel.
The book is dark and humorous, and plenty of ‘what the hell’ moments – so it really reeled me in. At one point the writing style makes you feel as though for a second you are the infected woman passing this yet unnamed infection onto a man. It’s moments like this that kept the story fresh, but perhaps the most enjoyable factor was genuinely not knowing would happen next.
It’s safe to say Americosis lured me in, piqued my interest and left me wanting more. I can’t wait to read the next part. If you like weird, you’ll like this.
Star Rating out of 5: 4
If you would like to learn more about the author Haydn Wilks and his other work then head on over to http://www.haydnwilks.com/
Happy reading bookworms!