YA Sci Fi
Date Published: 6/4/2013
New novel The Borealis Genome addresses the issue of increased moral ambiguity as scientific technology advances and removes our sense of individuality. The married authors throw engaged characters Tim and Nora into a scientific nightmare where mind-uploading and a weaponized virus allow the minds of the few to control those of the masses. As the population starts turning into mental zombies can Tim and Nora find the source of this mayhem? And can their love persevere through these harrowing times?
Not entirely unique in concept, but the execution of the novel was unique. I enjoyed the evolution of the Zombies, this novel was set at a slower pace as far as the outbreak was concerned and it made the outcome that much more exciting when it happened.
The authors do a great job of providing details that help the reader feel like they are a part of the world. Great writing and a well-developed plot in general.