Nick Reese wakes from a three-year coma to find the world he once knew is gone. An ancient virus has infected two-thirds of the world’s population, turning humans into either incredibly intelligent super-humans or large and indestructible animalistic creatures. For the survivors, there is no government, no antidote, and no safety. With the help of a beautiful hematologist named Faith and a man they call the Commander, Nick must survive long enough to discover the origin of the virus and learn how his blood could hold the key to a cure. But he has to do it while being hunted by the infected. And failure means the extinction of the human race.
The Nephilim Virus is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it. The Nephilim Virus caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to an ancient virus and strange side effects from the virus. I love dystopian novels, and I love even more when they are laced with bits of history and religion, and as I read the book I discovered that the themes of history and religion were explored, so it is safe for me to write that I was in my element! Every now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what The Nephilim Virus did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend The Nephilim Virus to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, but The Nephilim Virus is a novel not to be missed, besides, do not take just my word for it! The Nephilim Virus has received rave reviews… one even from Megan Fox!
The Nephilim Virus for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. The Nephilim Virus was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, John T. Prather who from the start hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a dystopian novel that is refreshing and explores a subject that is not commonly discussed or heard of, and it is even more challenging to discover a dystopian story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences! The Nephilim Virus does have action-packed moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!
The Nephilim Virus introduces the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Nick Reese who awakes from a three-year coma to discover that the world has changed… drastically. Nick wakes to a world in which ‘an ancient virus has infected two-thirds of the world’s population.’ The side effects of this virus are varied, and a person can either gain intelligence from the virus or become animalistic like creatures. Some humans have not been infected, and these survivors live in a terrifying world in which there is no Government which in turn means no law and order. The reader will follow Nick as he tries to come to terms with the new world he is forced to live in, and along the way, he will meet two critical characters in the story, one of them being a beautiful woman called Faith and another known only as Commander. Together the three will unravel the mystery of the ancient virus and its origins all while discovering that a cure may be in sight and it is much closer than you may think.
The premise of The Nephilim Virus is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book; topics such as religion and ancient history are excellently explored by Prather, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Nephilim Virus a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Prather really has accomplished the near impossible, Prather has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!
John T. Prather is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Prather instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in dystopian novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly but with The Nephilim Virus, the reader will not encounter this issue because Prather instantly develops his character and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Prather is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Prather’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist of the novel Nick – exploring an unknown world and discovering it with him.
Overall The Nephilim Virus is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so, I of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves dystopia or even fantasy then I implore you to read The Nephilim Virus; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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Thank you for the wonderful review, Aimee! I’m really glad you enjoyed the book. To all of your wonderful readers: I love answering questions and hearing comments about my story or about writing, please feel free to ask anything! (For questions with spoilers please contact me through my website http://www.johntprather.com so we don’t spoil those “twists and turns” that had Aimee genuinely shocked!) In fact, a have a couple of questions of my own for you amazing book lovers: Has anyone ever read a story that has combined these two literary creatures before? If so, what was it? Did you… Read more »
Thanks for the wonderful review, Aimee! I’m glad you enjoyed the book! I hope each of you wonderful readers out there enjoy it as much as Aimee did. I love to answer questions about my stories or about writing in general and I also love to hear from anyone who has read my book, so please feel free to comment! Ask anything (no spoilers! for questions with spoilers please use my website http://www.johntprather.com) or just let me know what you think. I would love to hear from all of you. Happy reading! P.S. My favorite thing to do as an… Read more »