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Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul. After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters. Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.


Series Title
Spencer Hill Press
Book Format
Original Languages
Number of Pages
Michelle K. Pickett
Publication Date
June, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.00 x 5.20 x 0.80 Inches

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

I seriously loved this...

I seriously loved this book. It was a perfect read for me. I've always found myself almost as interested in the rebuilding of society as the apocalyptic event when ever I read books like this. This book goes into so much detail about the governments plans and how everything is being run.I was doubtful when I read the blurb about this book because it seemed like there was way too much information to fit in a 300 page book. But somehow Michelle Pickett managed just that without it feeling rushed or falling flat. I have no idea how she was able to explain everything in such detail considering:1) This book spans across a large chunk of time2) There were so many characters in and out of the story that I felt attached to, they weren't just zombie fodder3) The love interest was slow building and realistic4) Detailed descriptions were give about all of the government actions going on around them, including procedures, logistics, and motivations.Overall I found this book to be actually plausible in real life (unlikely but not impossible) and extremely gripping From start to finish..

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

PODS was much more tha...

PODS was much more than expected. A deadly virus has been released into the world and only some are chosen to live protected in the POD system. Eva has to leave everyone she knows behind for a chance to live. When the PODS open and the occupants are released lots of things have changed and Eva no longer wants to follow the path that is set out for her if it means she has to be without her POD mate David. I don't love the cover for PODS but the book was pretty good. Eva is pretty smart and determined. She is chosen to live in the POD system but her parents can not come with, therefore are expected to die. She has to endure a lot of blood tests and quarantine before she can get into the PODS and the test continue once she is there. She is put with a group of strangers about the same age as her and for the most part everyone gets along besides one. It was a tad bit boring during some of the PODS time but it went by quickly and picked up once Eva was released. The characters were great. Each one brought their own personality and background to the story. The situations these 'kids' are put into are pretty nuts. They weather the storm pretty well though. Eva and David butt heads a lot but quickly develop feelings for each other. I enjoyed following their romance. I loved the reveal of the mutated virus. I was not expecting that and it was a great addition to the story. I didn't realize that PODS was part of a series until I saw that there was a sequel coming from the authors website. I would have been fine with the ending being just that but I am glad we will get more.

Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars

Due to copy and paste,...

Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost. PODs was an intense read from the very first chapter. And I'm really not sure what I have to say about it other than that. Reviewer's block, thine name is Megan. So I guess I'll just go off my notes...usually it just flows? o.O I loved the plague element of the story. It was well-thought out and believable. I can totally imagine the world getting wiped out by a virus like this. I can also imagine the USA government having a similar solution-- kind of like the Holocaust holdings. PODs under the earth, air-tight with a raffle determining all who get to live. The only thing that I don't understand about this theory is the continued survival of the military and a dictatorship...I don't remember any mention of them in the PODs. Another thing? What if everyone from the outside had died, and no one was left to let them out of the PODs? What would have happened then? So clearly, this isn't a plot without holes, but it totally kept me entertained/happy. I loved the interaction between all of the characters. Sometimes banter happened, and other times it was depressing, but they were all there for each other and that just means everything, right? I really liked that. I also liked Eva. She was sweet and open, but she also had a hint of rebellion and sass in her character. I loved her with David, and I hope that they get to stay together in the next book, because they work well together. My only issue with David was that he can be a tad too sexist at times-- but don't worry, Eva calls him on it every time. Last but not least, I liked it when they finally got out of the PODs-- it catapulted immediately to serious dystopian, which I seriously liked. All in all, PODs is a good dystopian read, but my review is a tad stilted for some reason?

Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars

2.5 stars. It was ok, ...

2.5 stars. It was ok, about what I expected based on the description and previous experiences. Nothing spectacular.It would have been more of a solid 3 star rating if the characters didn't have to make out every 2.5 seconds. Seriously annoying. It got old really fast. And the story line just kept circling. First they were in PODs, then in the compound, then back in the POD, then back to the compound. Never really went anywhere for me.

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