Containment Book Review
by: Megan Gotch
I have been wanting to try Amazon Prime’s lending library with my Kindle for a while now. Since I had a free month membership, I decided to scan the list of books available. Containment written by Christian Cantrell caught my eye. What caught my eye was its intriguing premise. The book follows the story of Arik one of one hundred children, the first generation born on the first permanent extraterrestrial settlement on Venus. V1 is a fully contained colony on the harsh surface of Venus built to protect the human race from the inevitable end of Earth from pollution. As Arik becomes a full fledged member of V1 society upon high school graduation, he begins to find out a deep dark secret the V1 founders have hid from the newest generation.
Dystopian is one of my most favorite genres to read and Containment did not disappoint! Cantrell gave so many vivid details, I could fully immerse myself in the world of V1. The contained sterile environment was a great contrast to the harsh and gloomy outside environment of the planet. I found myself falling asleep reading it because I did not want to stop! The story flowed and continued to grab my interest throughout. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, because they were fun to discover on my own, but suffice to say the climax of the story and the ending, left me wanting a sequel and or a movie! The only parts I had trouble on were the “science talk.” I’m nerdy in a TV/book/movie way…not a super smart way.
So if you love dystopian, other worldly, secret coverups with science talk, go check out (literally and figuratively) Containment!