The Scourge

When a plague isn’t all that kills…
As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor’s wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge—and quarantine colony—for the ill. The Scourge’s victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there.
However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn’t know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She’s been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on. But will she and Weevil survive the Scourge—and the governors wardens—long enough to make their escape and expose the cruel plan?

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Now, I really like Jennifer Nielsen’s books. I have read The Ascendance Trilogy and The Mark of the Thief Trilogy. I have enjoyed all of them. Well, I still have to read Wrath of the Storm, but I am going to do that very shortly.

Anyway, I was kind of hesitant about reading this book. It honestly didn’t look as interesting as the other books (mentioned above). But, I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the book. It was good. I love Jennifer’s writing style, and I love her characters. She writes amazing sarcastic characters. This book wasn’t my favorite. It was okay, and I would probably recommend it. I really like how Jennifer can add just a touch of romance into an adventure story. It isn’t the main plot, but it is in there.

By the way, for my reading resolution, I am putting it under the resolution “Read a youth fiction book.” This is kind of a youth fiction book. It can be for older people too, but I would say that she wrote this book for kids around the “tween” years. But, teens are still youths, so I count this book as a youth book.

The cover was okay. It pretty much described the book. A girl who is locked in a tower (or more like an island) and she is looking for a way out. I will give it…2 stars.

I would probably give this book 3 stars. If I did half of stars, I probably would give it 3.5 stars.


Title: The Scourge

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Author’s Website:

Reading Resolution: #21


This review is written in my own opinions and words.


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