Salvation Day by Kali Wallace

Salvation Day

A lethal virus is awoken on an abandoned spaceship in this incredibly fast-paced, claustrophobic thriller.They thought the ship would be their salvation.Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to ta...

Details Salvation Day

TitleSalvation Day
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
GenreScience Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Fiction

Reviews Salvation Day

  • Tucker
    Many thanks to Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewInstead of writing a full review, I'm going to make gif-review because my depression and OCD are being b*tchy. Sooo...On the first page:When I met the characters: When they entered the spaceship:When sh*t started happening:(Like seriously, every night I read this before bed, it was hard to fall asleep because of was buzzing with the thrill of a food book)When all was rev...
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.I'm going to be completely honest here... I was ambivalent about this one when I accepted the ARC. I put off reading it, fiddlefarted around, avoiding it. But I'm so glad I finally picked it up! Once I got sucked in, I couldn't put it down! I read huge chunks every sitting!It's an almost-horror sci-fi thriller novel, set in space, on an a...
  • Sarah
    Salvation Day starts with a bang, with a small group of outlaws abducting a passenger transport vehicle that is delivering students to their internships on the moon. Their goal is to use the students as hostages to buy them time to hack their way past the security net of a derelict ship called House of Wisdom, steal the ship, and sail off into the galaxy to find a new home where the Council's rule does not reach.The problem? House of Wisdom is de...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 star at The BiblioSanctum reading the description for Salvation Day, I thought I had a good idea of what I was in for: a futuristic sci-fi horror, with an outbreak scenario, maybe even possibly some crossover into zombie territory. I think I was picturing something like Dead Space in my mind. Well, what the book actually turned out to be was something quite different, though the story still end...
  • Michelle Morrell
    After purchasing my tickets for Comicon, I got an email. Would I be interested in a free book, and would I agree to come to a Book Club meeting at the con? Ummm, would I like to breathe oxygen? Heck yeah!I waited, "patiently," and two weeks before con, it arrived! A happy little package with this book and some assorted materials:I was deep in the middle of a PKD nominee, but I cracked this open and looked up again four hours later. So, readable? ...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight .This was such a high energy, eerie adventure through space. Our main characters, Zahra and Jaswinder, had incredibly differing motivations for everything that happened, and it was easy to relate to both of their stances, though as the reader, it's clear to see that Zahra is being manipulated. Zahra is a member of what basically amounts t...
  • Theresa
    In compliance with FTC guidelines------I received this book free from a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. The content of this review is not influenced by that fact. The feelings expressed are solely mine. I sincerely appreciate the chance to read and review this book.It pains me to give this book a 2.5 star rating (2 recorded) but when measuring my thoughts against recent 3 star reads it doesn't match up. I really wanted to lik...
  • Anna Luce
    2 stars Salvation Day is yet another book whose good idea/premise is hampered by its poor execution. As the title suggest, much of this novel takes place in one day...this timeline alone makes for a rather restrictive narrative. The story and its characters too are hindered by the fact that most of the events narrated by our respective protagonist take place on the same day. Because of this the scope of this book is quite limited and what had the...
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! I have been meaning to read some of Kali Wallace’s work for quite some time but always seem to forget to do so. Then I was reminded of this book’s existence from Mogsy @ thebibliosanctum’s awesome reviewMogsy @ thebibliosanctum’s awesome review which led me to this fun read. She said:the way the story is presented is also very cinematic, and there were certain scenes that made me feel like I was watching a movie. Per...
  • Dianne
    For those who like to journey into the future to the stars and beyond, Kali Wallace has a science fiction tale filled with mystery, intrigue and the possible final demise of humanity, SALVATION DAY.After almost completely destroying Earth’s ability to maintain life, ships were sent out to explore other avenues of survival, but one exploration vessel became a tomb for its inhabitants, killed by a deadly virus, now condemned to space as so much f...
  • Liz
    **received an ARC for the Penguin Reader Panel at ECCC 2019**I could see that this book could be really good to a certain kind of reader. It's really not in my wheelhouse, so I enjoyed it, but don't think it's anything amazing. Positives:The plot of this book was enjoyable with lots of twists and turns. Very satisfying resolution. Fast paced. I actually got through this really quickly, which is hard for me lately. The writing is very cinematic. T...
  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Sci-Fi Horror? Oh yes, please! It’s also written by a woman? Just gimme, now! When one of my fellow reviewers turned me on to Salvation Day, I requested it from Netgalley pretty much immediately. I’m always on the lookout for some sci-fi horror and this looked like it would fit the bill.Unfortunately, for just over half the book, Salvation Day and I did not get along. It isn’t that the book is badly written – because it’s not – but I ...
  • Virginia
    This is a great thriller of a group of people uncovering a heavily covered up secret. There's government coverups, cults, terrorist organizations, obnoxiously smart teens, and a deadly alien parasite that can take over a human's basic functions. It's scary, thrilling, and fantastic. The best part? It's in space.The story follows two different perspectives: a member of a cult, and a student in the group kidnapped by the cult. They each have fascin...
  • Jordan
    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature!At this point, it doesn't seem like I'll ever tire of reading space thrillers, and Salvation Day proved to be yet another thrilling one that kept me hooked throughout. Salvation Day is a fast-paced adventure in space following a disparate group of people with a variety of different motivations at play. The concept of violent, lethal virus existing on a spaceship and becoming a huge threat is not the ...
  • Susan
    This was very suspenseful and quite creepy. A ghost ship in space in which everyone was killed by some unknown pathogen? Yes, please! The story went in a bit of a different direction than I was expecting but in a good way. I ended up really liking both of the main characters and appreciated seeing their differing perspectives of the same events. I don't want to reveal anything more and spoil it so I'll just say that they both felt justified in th...
  • Matt
    I received an advance copy of this book through NetGalley.Salvation Day is a sci-fi adventure story that focuses on a derelict starship. It takes place in what seems to be pretty far in the future, after humanity nearly failed in "The Collapse", but was able to pull itself together and eventually get back into space. Just what happened during The Collapse is only hinted at. It's one of those things that you wish you'd get more details on, but is ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Full review to come but I want to make sure I get this quote:The whole purpose of the Council's is supposed to be a way to stop using "it's not that simple" as an excuse to protect our own comfort while others suffer. That's what the Councils are trying to do, isn't it? They're trying to make it look like they're so fucking magnanimous for not blaming children for being raised in a poisoned wasteland, and hoping nobody will notice that they're ig...
  • El_Commutador
    A thriling surprise!
  • Kathleen
    So I am not sure where to land my rating on this. I don't read science fiction. I enjoy certain science fiction and I really, really dislike most science fiction. My problem being that I'm never sure how to determine which I will like or dislike before I invest my time. I don't enjoy reading when I have to think too hard and sometimes the world building in science fiction is too complicated for me. So, generally, I stay away from it. But when thi...
  • Tammy
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A thrilling story set in space with elements of horror and mystery, well-drawn characters, and even a cautionary message or two.Kali Wallace, where have you been hiding? Salvation Day is Wallace’s adult debut, if I’m not mistaken. She’s written for middle grade and YA ...
  • Arielle Ali
    I got to read an advanced copy of this novel as part of the ECCC Penguin Book Club panel. I'm eager to discuss this book at the convention in a month. Until then, I'll just comment that I read it in a day.
  • Authentikate
    A tight-knit yarn you will enjoy unspooling! You get: deep-space/earth politics; a cult; a whackadoo cult leader; a kidnapping and hostage situation; inter-family drama; conspiracy theory vs. truth; aliens; a “pathogen” that makes people shred themselves to ribbons; a ghost ship infected by said “pathogen”; some cool characters (LGTB friendly too); and a lot of F-bombs (and hey, this girl isn’t complaining). It makes for a cool book fol...
  • susan
    This was a free ARC that was given to a friend of mine at the Penguin/Random House booth at ECCC. I got a couple of my own and so far they've all been at the very least good and a couple of them have been great. This story includes a lot of familiar sci fi elements and tropes, but the story is fast paced and immersive and the characters aren't standard issue space thriller cliches. The story takes place in a world where, 400 years previously, hum...
  • Anissa
    It's probably not a surprise that a plan embarked upon by members of a cult goes irrevocably wrong almost from the start but there was a lot more here than that. The ship House of Wisdom has been under armed quarantine for ten years and she has many stories to tell and secrets to reveal. Additionally, there's information on how humanity has fared and organized itself after some near-extinction level calamity and being charitable, results have bee...
  • Scott Whitmore
    It is wholly appropriate that Salvation Day is slated for a July release as it is akin to a Summer Blockbuster popcorn movie: fast-paced with plenty of action, plot twists and surprise reveals. But unlike so many of those movies, author Kali Wallace’s lead characters are fleshed-out and subject to complex feelings and motivations. It was a captivating and wholly enjoyable read. This review is based on an advance copy provided by the publisher t...
  • Maureen Gianinio
    An edge of your seat, what really happened, science fiction thriller. A futuristic read that hits home many societal themes. It pulled me in and told me a fabulous story. It's been awhile since I read a science fiction novel. So when I saw the 24 hour giveaway I went for it. And I won. For a return to the science fiction genre this book does an amazing job. Chapters alternate between 1st person point of view of the two main protagonists. And it...
  • Cheryl
    Future politics and rebellionMaybe it's because I'm so sick of all politics right now and that colored my opinion of this book but I had a hard time being excited by it.Earth went through the Collapse four hundred years ago and what's left is the haves and the have-nots - the people living under the umbrella of the United Councils of Earth and then the people not allowed into their elite group who live in the wastelands.One of the groups, actuall...
  • Brooke C.
    This was a thrilling and scary read, wow. I liked the incorporation of politics that can apply to our current society, as well as the twists and turns in the plot that had me like “Whaaat?!” I love science fiction for a reason, reading about space travel and the potential for our future never fails to have me enticed. Although, I would give this book a 4 1/2 stars if I could because the author’s writing style seems to involve segway-ing fro...
  • Karen Parisot
    Salvation Day is an awesome Sci-fi thriller. Most of the story takes place on an abandoned space vessel. It was quarantined years ago when a virus killed all its inhabitants save one. When a group of cultists kidnap that survivor in order to gain access to “House of Wisdom,” they set off a horrifying chain of events. Forced to face hard truths as secrets are uncovered, the two main protagonists face a daunting task as they fight for their liv...