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Feed by Mira Grant

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 by in 5 stars, Book Reviews | 2 comments


Author:  Mira Grant
Newsflesh Trilogy #1
Release Date: 
May 1, 2010
Dates Read:
  February 2011

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

NOW, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives-the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

Contrary to what one may think, Feed is not about zombies. To borrow a phrase from the novel itself, the zombies are there, but they’re not the story. Instead, the story crafted is a gripping thriller, a chilling tale of bioterrorism, corruption, humanity, and most importantly, the fight for truth and the sacrifices necessary to achieve it. Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) has created a masterpiece that aspires to many facets of greatness and successfully hits the mark in each case. Witty, heartfelt and relevant, Feed is one novel you won’t regret picking up.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

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  1. Seriously! Is that all you are going to put in that review??
    Thats neither here nor there. How do I make up my mind whether or not to read this book?

    • Hello Fire Crystals,

      I’d highly recommend you give the book a chance. I picked it up on a whim from my local library, and it was one of the best random reads I’ve ever selected. The series remains one of my all-time favorites.

      Mira Grant has a talent for creating a world full of interesting characters. The Newsflesh trilogy is a bit of an oddball and I found it hard to classify. It’s a zombie novel, but it’s more about the people than the zombies (kind of like The Walking Dead, if you watch that). It definitely has political elements, but you don’t need to be a fan of that (I’m not really). It’s also got elements of a medical thriller, with the Kellis-Amberlee virus. Then you’ve got funny characters, serious happenings, and gut-wrenching moments.

      It has a bit of everything, really. I thought everything came together to create a real gem of a novel. As I said, this series remains a top favorite of mine…many books later.

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