The Well’s End (The Well’s End book #1) by Seth Fishman
Published February 25, 2014 by Putnam BFYR
“Mia, the girl who fell down the well.”
Mia is a famous girl of sorts, for an embarrassing and terrifying experience she had when she was little; Mia got stuck in a well. Mia now attends college in her town and her dad works at the secretive Fenton Electronics. Everything is as it should be, but it changes in a snap. Mia’s school gets quarantined and a virus starts spreading like wildfire; a mysterious virus whose origins and effects are not yet known. Mia has a risky idea: to escape the school and find her dad, who warned her about the coming virus, before it’s too late. In a fast, enthralling story with a girl and her friends on the run from danger, they may just find it lurking right where they don’t expect.
I have been noticing that more and more YA is starting to involve viruses and plagues, and I was very relieved when I found that this book was original and didn’t just blend in with all the other books. I LOVE the concept, and man those hazmat dudes are CREEPY. Close your eyes. Imagine a dude in a hazmat suit coming towards you in the woods while it’s snowing and you are being hunted. That’s scary as crap.This book was eerie and kept you on the edge of your seat. A trek through the woods+cold weather+secrets+plague=fun times. I also loved Fenton electronics; it’s like Secret Service as a company that has been hiding things for years. What are behind those air-tight doors?!?! The story kept me on my toes and exceeded my expectations. I can not wait to read the sequel to see what happens next.