Remade Leon And His Younger Sister, Grace, Have Recently Moved To London From New York And Are Struggling To Settle Into Their New School When Rumours Of An Unidentified Virus In Africa Begin To Fill The News Within A Week The Virus Hits London The Siblings Witness People Turning To Liquid Before Their Eyes, And They Run For Their Lives A Month After Touching Earth S Atmosphere The Virus Has Assimilated The World S Biomass But The Virus Isn T Their Only Enemy, And Survival Is Just The First Step

I live a nomadic existence with my wife Frances, and son Jacob For now we re living in Norwich I spent the first 10 years out of college in the music business chasing record deals and the next 12 years in the computer games business as a graphic artist and eventually a games designer For those of you who like their computer games, here s some of the titles I ve worked on Waterworld, Evolva, The

[BOOKS] ⚣ Remade  Author Alex Scarrow –
  • Paperback
  • Remade
  • Alex Scarrow
  • English
  • 11 December 2019

10 thoughts on “Remade

  1. says:

    Plague Land by Alex Scarrow is the first book in the young adult dystopian horror ReMade series I think most could guess by the title alone with this one that the world is in trouble due to an unidentified plague.The book mainly follows a boy named Leon, his sister Grace and their mother but there are other points of view at times in the story Leon first sees the plague news and becomes infatuated with it but soon the media begins to cover things up and it s at this time Leon s father calls the family from America and begs them to get out of London before the plague hits.Now I m sure this doesn t sound all that original from the vague plague description as there are plenty of those around to read about Where this one takes the extra step and becomes something of it s own is that this virus acts fast and hits hard with often very graphic consequences but it didn t stop there and seems to have a mind of it s own Definitely a tension filled read with some interesting ideas involved so I m anxious to see what happens in the next installment.For reviews please visit

  2. says:

    i devoured this book almost as quickly as The Plague devours one of its victims the writing was very fast paced and taut with tension, and i literally don t think i put my kindle down at all except to put on some music although the concept of an apocalyptic plague isn t original, the way this infection was created was rather original a pathogen that can think for itself and can communicate with other members of its species to create some sort of super organism there s a sequel to this, and i think i m intrigued enough to continue the series the reason why i gave it 4 and not 5 stars is because of a few little irritating things that combined to create a full minus star freya s i m not like other girls ness that i m sick of in books, the hint of romance for no apparent reason except that apparently when a male and female are thrown together in close quarters The Romance must begin to emerge, and the fact that although i enjoyed this a lot i don t think i d call it exceptional still, this is definitely worth reading, and i d recommend it if you like thrillers and horror.

  3. says:

    Disturbing and bleak, Plague Land tells the story of a world under attack from something that quickly liquifies its victims Some call it super Ebola, others think it s a bio weapon, while others think it s some sort of super virus No matter what it s called, its a plague unlike any other as it s not only incredibly deadly and quick, it s seemingly intelligent adapting and changing with each passing day, until it s unrecognizable by those who ve witnessed it in the early stages Much of the story focuses on the survival of Leon, his sister Grace, and their mother who are fleeing London in hopes of getting to Norwich to seek shelter with their grandparents Leon s father is in NYC and while the relationship he shares with his family is rather tenuous considering past circumstances, his ex wife and kids recognize that if he s on the brink of panic, than this virus must be something to truly worry about When they are forced to flee the train, they must try to make it in the wilds and hopefully avoid the virus Finally after several months of just surviving, Leon and Grace happen upon a colony of other survivors and are taken in Safety and security seem to finally be a reality, but much like everything in life, it s not guaranteed Initially I thought Plague Land was going to be a tale of zombies, but I was oh so wrong The virus and the rate at which it changed and adapted was much horrifying than any old zombie could ever be and definitely had me thinking that an intelligent, human devouring germ is definitely much realistic I love a good scare factor, but even so when the scare factor is something believable The world in Plague Land was exactly what you d expect from a post apocalyptic novel bleak, hopeless, dark and dangerous, and Scarrow did an incredible job of making me feel as hopeless and desperate as his characters There are no bright spots in this book, no rainbows or puppies or happy endings, and in fact, the horrifying ending was the best part I m so glad that this is going to be a series because I m definitely interested in seeing what this incredibly creepy plague brings next, and if the remaining survivors actually survive Highly recommended, and I ll certainly be impatiently waiting for the next book.

  4. says:

    For the Alex Scarrow fans amongst you, a quick internet search reveals that Plague Land was previously published under the title ReMade Just thought you should know before you decide if you want to read any further.Leon and Grace are in a difficult place in their lives They ve moved from one side of the planet to the other after their parents divorce A new country and a new beginning is going to be hard whatever age you are, but especially so if you are still a teen Everything is just so different from what both of them are used to Britain isn t America, and Leon is finding it particularly hard to adjust Any chance of starting again disappears with a frantic transatlantic phone call from their father.Leon and Grace are at either end of the teenage spectrum Leon is nearly, but not quite, an adult and is driven to introspection and worry Grace meanwhile, is still young enough to be relatively care free When they find themselves in a situation where you either react immediately or die, you start to get a real measure of both characters and what they mean to one another Grace becomes the reason for Leon to keep going even in their darkest moments He becomes Grace s de facto guardian.There is something horribly icky about Plague Land I m sure your hardened horror fans will scoff but I think the quota of body horror is just right One of my favourite horror novels is Bloody Crazy by Simon Clark, and Plague Land captures a similar tone Seeing the world fall apart through the eyes of children seems to make every action and reaction that much horrific The virus swiftly breaks victims down to their components parts As a good percentage of the human body is made of water, this unsurprisingly turns out to be quite the gloopy experience There are two scenes in particular that left a very distinct impression I ll provide no further detail You ll know when you get there Nasty, doesn t even begin to cover it.I think the thing that I found most engrossing about this story is the swiftness of humanity s collapse Within a matter of days, the virus has traversed the globe Interspersed throughout the main narrative there are short chapters that follow the plagues journey, and they are perfectly executed People are literally coming apart at the seams minutes after exposure As the sickness jumps from victim to victim, there is no option but try to run Based on my physical fitness, spatial awareness and total lack of spotting the obvious, I reckon I would be a small puddle of brownish red liquid within the first twenty minutes optimistic Ed I d probably run the wrong way and that would be it done There are some tantalising details about the plague s origin but not everything is revealed There is a sequel set to follow which is good news as there are plenty of questions still left unanswered I look forward to reading it when it arrives.I thoroughly enjoyed Plague Land I was so engrossed and grossed out that I rattled through the entire novel in a couple of sittings If you enjoy viewing your apocalypses from ground level, and can appreciate any story that places ordinary people in extra ordinary situations, then this is the novel for you.

  5. says:

    Hmm, very gritty and gory Although I was surprisingly chilled by the brutality in some parts, in never grabbed, grabbed me or made me really worry about the characters My reaction while reading about one of the characters dying Me Oh, they re going to die aren t they Book murders character in a gory bloody display Me well, ew shrugs reads on Idk, I just felt like I never really connected to any of these characters to fear losing them, I felt bad for them, sure, but I wasn t on the edge of my seat Content Mild, to harsher swearing in some parts One side character is a jerk who is very rape y and wants to get in every girls pants which is shown as a bad thing, since he s one of the antagonists Deaths described in great detail the virus in this book dissolves everyone s skin, and no detail is spared Overall, this was forgettable While disturbing, it didn t capture me like Peadar O Guilin s The Call. And it didn t charm me like Lisa Heathfield s Seed

  6. says:

    4.7 Stars This book is an utter masterpiece of horror and delight.From the moment I picked it up, I couldn t put it down Normally, this kind of book would scare the hell out of me and I would run away it did, but I persevered but I just HAD to keep reading Everything about this book is just fabulous.My only two problems would be the use of repetitive words such as facsimile , I felt that there could have been a little thesaurus thrown at this book The other would be that the ending was quite flat I hit 70% and then got bored by Emerald Park and it s inhabitants I wanted to be back out in the world, fending off that virus till the last However, the last chapter was quite good, and Scarrow s ample use of a microbiologist friend really helped the novel to reach a level of scientific fact rather than guesswork The book was just so well thought out, and I loved every minute of it

  7. says:

    Ummmmm, what the heck did I just read I thought this was your typical end of the world by virus apocalyptic survival story What I got was one of the most terrifying horror stories I ve read Yikes Well, it started off decently as a family, consisting of Mom, 17 year old Leon, and 12 year old sister Grace, flee the City right before a deadly virus hits in full force Great start to a normal scenario I ve seen so many times in apocalypse stories But then the story starts it s terrifying veer into full on horror from that point on I think I should have read this only during the daylight hours I will most likely have nightmares now Yikes The ending was a bit abrupt but to be honest, I wasn t sure how much I could take, so was kind of relieved I had a reprieve And I m actually shocked that I m going to say this But I think I want to read the 2nd book to see how much monstrous this author can take this storyline

  8. says:

    Leon and his younger sister, Grace, have recently moved to London from New York and are struggling to settle into their new school when rumours of an unidentified virus in Africa begin to fill the news Within a week the virus hits London The siblings witness people turning to liquid before their eyes, and they run for their lives A month after touching Earth s atmosphere the virus has assimilated the world s biomass But the virus isn t their only enemy, and survival is just the first step .Okay, confession time I first thought, with that blurb and that cover, that this would be another zombie apocalypse novel Imagine my pleasant well, it IS horror, so not that pleasant surprise when I was right on the apocalypse part, but not the zombies I mean, I love zombie fiction, but ultimately they boil down to the same thing they are usually a survival novel This one, Remade, is about a different kind of organism invading the Earth, killing animal life left and right, and basically causing an extinction of nearly all species We begin with a multi perspective view of how the virus starts propagating, and how the world goes to waste The first part is survival based, with Leon and his family trying to stay alive when a contagion that spreads so fast and so effectively spreads across the world Then, in the second arc, we have a group of survivors camping out in an abandoned ski resort, while we also see the contagion evolving, and inherently remaking the world The science of it all was intriguing to say the least, and plausible from my view right until that ending, but I ll come back to that later , indicating a good amount of research spent into creating and imagining this outcome I love the change of pace and stakes in the second part of the book, focusing on the characters in a time of lull of activity The third part was, well, to establish the sequel, and it was done so well I am interested in what the future books will hold, and the directions it can take And now, I get to the ending if the science until this point was strong, I felt the ending moment took it in the realm of paranormal than science fiction, considering the nature of the evolution is a much complex one, and not so easily replicated However, I was immensely entertained and terrified by this immersive book, and overall, I would recommend it for all sci fi aficionados Received a free galley from Pan Macmillan, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review

  9. says:

    A book that itself needs to be remade It s actually quite remarkable how a book that can at one point so evocatively convey horror suitable to a teen audience, and that can manage to be perfectly clever and inventive at its best, can at other times just send you to sleep Some sections are gripping and taut, but too much is flaccid and dreary It s weird there is character enough in the humans, and drama enough from the enemy a weird alien bug that infects practically every creature it meets, including humans, and forms sentient strands of moss type afters to go in search for But again the book, mostly through being far too long, hampers itself and almost demands you to skip pages I was itching to jump whole chapters when we got to the heroes finding the only roadside services without an emergency exit, when the book lurched forward a host but even that didn t help, with obviously odious baddie humans, a dismissal about adults and a clumsy way to get us to feel the drama Plus there s the bit before you ve even started when you ve seen the advert for the sequel I m a glutton for punishment, wading through the mediocre and poor here especially some completely superfluous, circuitous dialogues to see the few rare bits of good.

  10. says:

    Holy S Balls this book was terrifying Awesome Deserves than 5 stars Highly recommend

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