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The God Virus (Indigo Adventures Book 1)

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The God Virus (Indigo Adventures Book 1)
Infected by a DNA-altering virus, Derek and Alessandra develop strange and unnerving superpowers that challenge everything they thought they knew about the world ― allowing them to amass a fortune.

As they fall in love, they battle ruthless criminal mobs bent on harvesting the virus from their brains and intelligence agencies that try to enslave them.
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When Derek signs up for an experimental drug treatment, he never expects to have his entire DNA changed. Soon, he’s able to experience out of body travels, and begins to develop abilities that stretch far beyond what is normal. Heck, he isn’t even human anymore…

After Allie contracts these same changes from him, the two of them are suddenly the only two people of their kind, and they’re hunted by everyone who wants to get their hands on this human enhancing ‘drug’. No one is safe: not Derek or Allie, nor their families, their friends… as the two fall in love with each other, they must fight the mob and angry governments in order to keep themselves, and everyone they love, safe from harm.

I can’t decide what I liked best about this book. As a scifi nerd, I absolutely the science behind it all. There was just so much in this book, and small, real sources and facts to back it all up. Do you remember the movie ‘Lucy’? This is how that movie could have succeeded. Humans outgrowing their humanity and becoming something more: backed by (somewhat feasible) science, and a thrilling plot that has you caring for them all the way through, urging them to succeed.

What marked me was, even as Derek and Allie stop being human, they never lose their humanity. They care so much about their families. This determination not only to care for their own, but to make the world a better place along the way, makes them incredibly likable. As they grow into their new abilities, they’re supportive of each other, and work through the hard times together. It makes them both relatable and lovable.

Surprisingly, all the ‘background’ characters have so much depth as well. From the mobster grandfather to the Hawaiian boyfriend, everyone has an intricate story to tell. When they were in trouble, you want to save them as quick as possible; while, when they were happy, you feel energized and excited for them.

The novel also deals with questions such as parallel universes and timelines; building and creating a society or civilization; making big bucks with stocks; Souls and Spirit Realms; and the Russian mob, too. As you can tell, there’s a whole lot going on!

All in all, if you need a good, complex science fiction novel, then you’re going to want to read The God Virus. It’s a fantastic, thrilling story which is incredibly memorable. Scifi fans everywhere are going to want to read more!

The full, original review can be found here: https://readcommendations.com/2016/06/18/the-god-virus/

I hope you like the review – and maybe even the book!

 

Submitted by Sarah Anderson

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There’s something fascinating about a science fiction story that includes mobsters and romance. The God Virus by Indigo Voyager provides this combination as well as other tantalizing details. The book starts off full blast and is instantly engaging. Derek Evans, is an attractive young man who has moved to New York from Maine. Recovering from a broken heart, and left with nothing but a cat named Norton, Derek is suffering from depression. When the offer of trying a new investigational drug arises, he decides to give it a try. After all, what has he got to lose? After accepting the pill from Harry Pembroke he begins to have strange experiences. Suddenly Derek is able to travel around, leaving his body behind. It turns out the so-called depression drug actually contains a virus that alters Derek’s DNA. On one of his first “trips” he finds himself in Pembroke’s study. But Pembroke is not alone. Not only can Derek travel out of body, he can also read the thoughts and memories of other people. As he overhears both the spoken conversation and the thoughts of Pembroke and the man he learns is a Russian mobster named Baranov, he realizes the drug he has taken is not an anti-depressant. What happens next sets the stage for an adventure that is sometimes confusing but never boring.

Returning to his job at Enigmatic Adventures, a company that creates video games, he attempts to keep control of his life. Soon he becomes involved with a co-worker, Alessandra Giancana (Allie G). He soon learns Allie has a unique family connection; her grandfather is a mobster. And she learns of his newfound special skill.

What follows is an amazing mixture of a love story, science fiction adventure, crime, and a flavor of fantasy. The main characters are well developed and the lesser characters are given enough depth to keep them interesting. Derek and Allie explore world’s other than their own, both spiritual and alternate realities. As they are pursued by the criminals who seek to acquire the virus for their own nefarious purposes and intelligence groups that want to capture them to use them, the craziness grows in leaps and bounds. While the story lags in some spots with some unnecessary details, overall this is a fun book. There are a few missing words here and there but not enough to detract from my enjoyment of the story.

I am pleased to give The God Virus a Blue Bookworm.
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