Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review: Feed by Mira Grant

4/5 Stars
Synopsis per Goodreads:
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten 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, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected.

The truth will get out, even if it kills them

My thoughts on this book:

Basically this book is about a bunch of teenage bloggers in a post zombie apocalyptic world.  Everyone is scared to leave their homes, that mixed with the fact that during the initial zombie outbreak, news channels lied (big surprise there) so there isn’t much in the way of news channels, so bloggers of the world emerged as truth speakers.  George (sister) and Shaun (brother) are the bosses of “After The End Times” blog that was chosen to follow presidential campaigner Senator Ryman.  While on the campaign trail, lots of exciting things happen, death and conspiracies and zombie outbreaks, leading to someone trying to sabotage Senator Ryman and the bloggers.
 I liked this book more than I thought I would, it did take me a while to get into it, the first 25% and even speckled throughout the book, there was a LOT of information, past history stuff, how the outbreak started, what things happened to lead to this point, a lot of background information while helpful in world building, made it hard to get sucked into it right away, I did end up putting the book down a few times and reading something else.  There was a lot of details about servers and bloggy techy stuff.  There was a lot of information period.  But.. after a while of information overload, you find yourself drawn in, it became harder for me to put the book down.  The bad guy was obvious pretty much from the beginning, but I found myself rooting hardcore for the teen bloggers.  Then the end, the awful ending, I cried, I did.  The last 10% of the book I cried the entire time.
The worst part of the book was the information overload, and the fact that George was a teen who automatically knew how to draw up contracts, and be a hard core BOSS.  She hired and fired and ran it like a corporation.  That part seemed a little farfetched to me, but then again she had to grow up in a world full of infection and undead people.  And she grew up with parents who were in the limelight.  There were so many other things about the book that I liked..the characters, even the “bodyguards” of the Senator, all of them were likeable, I loved George, she was hard core girl power supreme.    There was a bit of action, nothing in the way of  romance which was a nice break.  There was mystery, and there was suspense, conspiracy, murder,  gore and some funny times.  I love the interaction between the siblings, how they ragged on each other.  I liked that once I got past all the information and background, I read and didn’t realize that I’d read all 500 pages, until I was finished.
Some people wouldn’t like this book, the people who aren’t patient with the slowness, but the people that can sit down and read it for what it is, I think they would find the book awesome, because it is awesome; it was a beautifully written book, in as much as a zombie book could be beautifully written.  And it was realistic to a point; it’s something I could see happening one day

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  1. Have to admit... I'm not sure about this one!


    1. I wasn't either! LOL but I read it for a October (halloween) book club, kinda glad I did :) it was interesting