Feed by Mira Grant (The Newsflesh Trilogy #1)

Feed by Mira Grant

You know, about like 3 months ago I got Feed out of the library and never got around to it. I borrowed it again from the library last week, and finally read it, and HOLY CRAP guys I really loved it.

In this trilogy, it’s about 2039-2040 and zombies have been around for the last 26 years. When some scientists created cures for cancer and the common cold, it created the Kellis-Amberlee virus that spread and created zombies. The story follows bloggers (and siblings) Georgia and Shaun Mason as they follow a big conspiracy story about the infected, even though it means putting themselves in danger.

I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys, but I will try to tell you the things I loved about it. This is the first zombie book I’ve read that takes place decades after the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse, and Mira Grant did it very, very well. The zombies aren’t necessarily the focus of the book – this is not a book about trying to survive the beginning days of a zombie outbreak, this is a book about how humans are still coping with zombies decades later. There’s some zombie action, but the story is much more about how much has changed. I LOVED how much thought and detail Mira Grant put into thinking up this world. Again, I don’t want to spoil anything because it’s much more fascinating if you discover it all for yourself.

I also really liked the characters. Georgia is a great tough girl – she’s bad-ass and strong and not all overly sentimental and she’s just great. Shaun is her goofy brother and he’s kind of a thrill seeker, but they work really well together and are really close. There’s also a great cast of secondary characters, such as their techy friend Buffy and Mahir, who lives overseas.  And the bad guys were the type of baddies that I love to hate.

As for the storyline, I was totally sucked into the big conspiracy plot. This is one of those books that I would find myself thinking about while driving or doing dishes, trying to figure out who can be trusted and who the real bad people are. And the end of the book… oh man. Huge shockers. I seriously cannot wait for my sister or honeyman to read this book so that we can talk about it!

Anyways, this book was crazy good. I have ZERO complaints about it. I already went and bought my own copy of Feed, as well as the second book Deadline which I’m going to start today.

 

Sarah Says: 5 stars

 

 

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8 comments

  1. I am sold on this too! I’ve had it on my Goodreads “to try” list for a while, but thought it wouldn’t be that good. I haven’t been able to get into many zombie books even though I want to, so hopefully this one will change all that.

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  2. It sounds amazing! Zombies aren’t really my cup of tea, but conspiracy plots are 😉 And as you mention it doesn’t center around the zombies, I may have to pick this one up! Thanks for the review! I probably wouldn’t have this on my radar if you hadn’t reviewed it!

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