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[Waiting on Wednesday] - #108

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Title: Kalahari
   Author: Jessica Khoury
   Format: Hardcover
   Release Date: February 24th, 2015

     Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret…
But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own?

     When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate.

     But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she’s ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion’s silver sheen: a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area—and eliminate life as they know it.

     In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, Sarah and the others must not only outrun the virus, but its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe every trace of it.

My Stance:

     This rather surprised me. I thought this book was a new series or stand alone. However I was wrong; this book is the sequel or part of the Corpus series (Origin and Vitro prior). I even read the synopsis and it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Again I haven't read either books prior to this, so when I didn't understand it, maybe that's the reason for the confusion. I do want to say that I don't know if anything is spoiled or not, or if the characters are even the same. For all I know this seems like a weird Jurassic Park sort of novel, but with viruses and angry wildlife.

     So apparently there is a Corpus lab (maybe that should have been a giveaway), in the middle of the Kalahari Desert and through some accident five teens find themselves alone without a guide. What accident happens that leaves them stranded? Did the guide have a heart attack or was there another animal attack? I wish there was some more info about why they are stranded. What I want to know is why this book is connected aside the labs and the virus thing. The characters seem completely new and almost disjointed. Maybe I'm wrong and there will be something us there to tie it all together.
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