Viral Nation (Viral Nation #1)
The story towards the middle did get a bit off track and I had a lot of questions, some of which fortunately were resolved towards the end. The way Clover was 'drafted', Bennett and Kingston's reactions - these were haunting me till they were explained. The Freaks banding together felt so natural, though and them meeting up with Waverly and his subsequent backstory cleared quite some doubts. It wasn't really unpredictable but I liked the way the story was moved forward - the characters and their relationships with other drive the story more or less. If you are into romance, well, this book doesn't offer much of it but it is sweet nevertheless - the way they don't have to speak their feelings - you just know.
What I would have loved was more explanation of the virus epidemic and how the portal works. It seemed short and cut off - and I expect that it would be explained in further books. Some things did seem too coincidental - like what was Bennett doing near the lake? Why does the Revolution rest on the shoulders of mere kids? All in all, a good read for science-fiction fans.