Friday, June 17, 2016

Review: Strain of Resistance (Strain of Resistance #1) by Michelle Bryan @michellebry101

Strain of Resistance
(Strain of Resistance #1)
by Michelle Bryan
Published February 29th 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic, New Adult,


My name is Bixby. I was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed our world, turning most of the population into blood-sucking predators. The few of us left uninfected...well, we were the prey. Vanquished to the bottom of the food chain. 

For eight years we've fought this alien war. Barely surviving. Not knowing which day would be our last. But now we face a new threat. The parasite that took us down is evolving. Becoming smarter. Stronger. Deadlier. 

The infected took everything from me. My home. My family. The man that I loved. No more. 

This is the story of our resistance.

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My Review:

Bix was only twelve years old when the world as she knew it ended. Bix lived in an abusive home. She learned real quickly with the help of her mother when to “go play” because her father was in one of his moods. Bix’s mom took real good care of her and always tried to make sure Bix was out of the way or out of her father’s sight when he became a different person.

It was on one of these nights that Bix just happened to be in the park when the world ended. It was one of the places she went to hide out until her father passed out and she could safety return home. It was almost dark when she looked up and saw a mist was coming toward her. She didn’t have time to run away before it was upon her and it covered her mouth and nose cutting off her air way. She kept trying to draw in more air but it was not happening. Something was stopping the air from coming in. She was laying there thinking this is it I am going to die. But just as she was thinking that this is the end it was all over and she could breathe again.

She ran home to find her mother and to make sure she was ok. But when she got home she found that she had lost both of her parents that night. Bix was lucky in that she was soon rescued and was taken the Grand hotel along with other survivors.

Now eight years later Bix and her crew are fighting these alien monsters and trying to stay alive and keep all of the other survivors alive as well. Bix on one of the crews that goes out and scavenges for food and other things they may want or need. They go out in the daytime hopefully they won’t run into the leeches, the alien/human monsters. The alien/humans usually only come out at night and you don’t want to be around when they come out. No way no how. They are fast and they are mean. They are at the top of the food chain now.

There is another group of survivors across town at St. Joseph’s hospital. Bix and her group trade with the people the hospital for supplies and meds on occasion. So when they hear that they are under attack Bix and her crew is sent out to help them. But when they arrive they run into another mutation of the alien/human and they are way badder than the monsters that took over the world eight years ago. Can they survive this new stain of monsters? Will they make it out alive? Will they ever see their home at the Grand again? Well I am not going to spoil it for you. You will just have to read the book for yourself to find out.

But I will say that I was hooked from page one. I didn’t want to put it down. Strain of Resistance was a very fast read. I loved Bix’s sense of humor and all the witty comebacks that she was never in short supply of. I had to highlight a few of them and share them with my husband so we both could have a good laugh. Bix was one tough chic, I don’t think she was ever left speechless. I would very much love to see the Strain of Resistance on the big screen. I can’t wait for the next book in the series to find out what kind of monsters that Bix and her crew find themselves up against human or alien. I know it will be just as amazing. 

Michelle Bryan lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with her three favorite guys; her husband, her son and her crazy fur baby. Besides her family, her other passions in life consist of chocolate, coffee and writing. When she is not busy being a chocolate store manager or spending the day at her computer, she can be found with her nose stuck in any sort of apocalypse book.

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