Book Review—Infected by #Author Jessica Gomez

Infected by Jessica Gomez was a good book. I really enjoyed it. There were parts that kept me on the edge of my seat. Honestly, I’m not into zombies; however, the story wasn’t about zombies. Not really. It’s more about survival than anything else.

When the FLASH happened, it killed most of the population. Some of the people who had survived became almost monstrous, zombie-like.


There were parts in this tale that had my heart racing, and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I felt bad for the main character Lillie because she had nobody—even before the FLASH happened. She grew up in foster homes and left at an early age to be on her own. When all hell broke loose, Lillie had no one to turn to, so she survived on her own. She ended up pregnant after she was raped and became a mother. She named her daughter Azami who was the light in Lillie’s dark world. One day, they came across James—a boy who was also surviving on his own. I like James and Lillie. It was cool how they became their own little family. Then a year later they decided to head to a place James’ older brother used to talk about before the apocalypse happened. James had high hopes his brother would be there since he couldn’t find him after the FLASH.

I’m going to stop there because I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but let’s just say Lillie doesn’t have good luck, and what she and James find when they reach their destination rocks her world.

This is a good story about survival, love, and trust. I’m glad I read it, and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.