Waiting On Wednesday (48) Viral Nation Shaunta Grimes

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes.

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Title: Viral Nation
Expected Publication: July 2,2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre: Survival Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian

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After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed.

Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Time Mariners, a team of Company operatives who travel through time to gather news about the future.

When one of Clover’s missions reveals that West’s life is in danger, the Donovans are shattered. To change West’s fate, they’ll have to take on the mysterious Company. But as its secrets are revealed, they realize that the Company’s rule may not be as benevolent as it seems. In saving her brother, Clover will face a more powerful force than she ever imagined… and will team up with a band of fellow misfits and outsiders to incite a revolution that will change their destinies forever.

Why Am I waiting?
Next to Zombies Viral Pandemics are probably my favorite type of stories to read about. While technically this looks like it will take place after the ravaging virus wipes out society, the fact they need mandatory vaccines daily tells me whatever it is still is a problem. The series looks promising and I for one can't wait to get my hands on a copy so I can start it!

Out of curiosity, Have you heard of Viral Nation? If so, Do you plan on reading it? What do you think of the premise? Do you like the cover?
That about wraps up my Waiting on Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave me the link to your Wednesday memes  in the comments below so I can check them out as well! I love reading them all.


  1. I love viral destruction! So scary and intriguing. I love seeing how the world could possibly crumble.
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  2. This is something new for me. I love the title and the cover! :) I can't wait to see reviews for it. Great pick :)

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  3. This was my pick today, too! I also have a thing for viral outbreaks. :) And there's a dog!

    1. I saw that when I logged in this morning. Was just about to hop on over actually...

  4. This book sounds amazing I hadn't heard of it before its going straight on my wishlist :) thanks for sharing I love zombies and Viral outbreaks as well lol.
    new follower!!!
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  5. This sounds really good. nice pick!

    old follower

  6. Wow, that sounds like a lot to fit into one book! But it sounds very intriguing. I'd like to see this as a movie for sure. :)

    1. I'm always down for new Viral Plague movies!!

  7. Haven't heard of it, sounds good though

  8. This looks amazing! I am in love with the cover. Since I've never heard of it before, I so excited you picked it this week. I'm adding it to goodreads right now!

    Here's my WOW.

  9. I've never heard of this one either but it's now on my wishlist, great pick!

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  10. I have never heard of this book but this sounds excellent! Thanks for the pick.

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  11. It's the first time I hear about "Viral Nation" and it's definitely my kind of book. I love everything that deals with dystopian futures, deadly viruses, and societies controlled by a cruel group of people (because I simply love it when the main character kicks their ass). Actually, I chose a dystopian novel for my WoW this week.

    I'm a new follower, btw. :)

  12. Ooh nice! Haven't heard of this one but it sounds interesting! Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  13. Great pick! It looks really interesting!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  14. This is the first I've heard of Viral Nation but I'm loving the sound of it. Anything with time travel immediately gets a second look from me.

  15. Oh I haven't heard of this one before but I am really liking the sound if it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  16. I hadn't heard of this one before! But I'm totally with you: viral pandemics make for thrilling, emotional reads and I like them, too. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog earlier!

  17. I. Am. In. Love. With. That. Cover. This sounds so amazingly good! Plus it just sounds all majorly intense. Thanks for sharing and dropping by! xx


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