5 FACTS ABOUT MY CURRENT WIP: VIRAL INFECTION
It's that time again when I've recently started two new projects and so I come and tell you 5 facts about each other them. Both of them this time are book in a series, so there'll be limits on how much I can share because of spoilers, but that said, I'm happy to be diving into them today.
The first one of these posts is about the second book in the Virals series, Viral Infection. For those who haven't read the facts about the first book, you can find it here, and for those who want a refresher, lemme just give you the basics of what this book, and this series, which is a young adult dystopian, are about.
Nia is sixteen, a twin, and growing up in a futuristic England where a virus has pushed the Powers into keeping people living in pods. There are only ever six people to a pod, and you, usually, grow up with your parent(s) and then are matched anywhere from the ages of fourteen upwards, to someone who you will start a family with and move into your own pod. Once you leave your home pod, you never speak, nor see, those people again. Nia started the first book in her home pod with her twin, Neema, and then was soon ejected and off on our own adventures. Everything is controlled by smart watches that make sure you stay healthy, stay free of the virus, and also are monitored with everything you do.
Book two picks up directly following the events of Viral Detection, and like I said above, limited in what I can say because of spoilers, but we're in for a bumpy ride. I've been loving getting to explore the world I created all over again and getting to know the characters and the like and how they would react in this situation and any others I might throw at them!
FACT #1: THE POWERS WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON NIA
Nia has grown up in this world. She's used to the Powers being the final say on a lot of things. The issue is that until recently, she never really had a reason to fear them. After all, they were the reason the population had survived and still thrived under the rules. It made sense to trust in them, and given that all the adults in her life had done the same, it's not really all that surprising that she's followed the rules. Of course, the more she discovers about the truth behind the Powers, the more she realises that, to them, she is an asset that they can't afford to lose.
FACT #2: NIA WILL DO ANYTHING TO SAVE HER TWIN
Neema is Nia's identical twin. They have grown up together, and even with the events that pulled Nia from her home pod, she never really believed the lies she was told about Neema. Now that she's out of pod life, tracking through the wilds, she's not really sure of many things other than she will stop at nothing to save Neema, whatever that takes, even if it means sacrificing herself.
FACT #3: THOSE WHO SEEM LIKE ALLIES CAN TURN QUICKLY
While Nia had to grow up quickly, and make sure that she was confident in her choices, she did make allies, and she did learn that sometimes those allies can't be trusted. That said, she never expected things to turn the way they have, or for things to get as dicey as they are now. Nia will do anything to save Neema, but she doesn't yet realise the depth of the choices she will be forced to make, and that those around her may not be all they claim to be.
FACT #4: NIA IS FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT THE POWERS AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR
Growing up, Nia never had any reason to question the way the Powers ran things. She trusted in them completely because they had the ability to govern, and save the population. However since she was ejected, that trust has been eroded and now that she's without a pod to call her own, the truth about life in the wilds, for the Unknowns has eaten away at what the truth according to the Powers actually is.
FACT #5: NIA IS HOLDING ON BY A THREAD
So much has happened in the past few months, so many changes, and so many things have switched from a life of safety and security, to the life that she lives now. Nia has to save Neema, but maybe Neema should be the one saving their sister. Nia's not used to asking for help, she's not used to having to stand on her own, and while life in Hail's pod taught her a lot, she's really struggling with the way her life has gone and whether or not she has the strength to survive it all.
So there we go, those are five facts about Viral Infection. I'm only just getting started with this project and like I said, I'm loving every moment of it. It's a lot of fun to dive into and see where it all ends up going!
Any questions? Lemme know in the comments!
Monday 9 October 2023
5 Facts About My Current WIP: Viral Infection
5 FACTS ABOUT MY CURRENT WIP: VIRAL INFECTION