- This book was loaned to me by a friend who told me I HAVE to read it. HAVE to!
I also recommend:
- World War Z by Max Brooks
- The Child Thief by Brom
Summary from GoodReads:
In 2014, two experimental viruses—a genetically engineered flu strain designed by Dr. Alexander Kellis, intended to act as a cure for the common cold, and a cancer-killing strain of Marburg, known as “Marburg Amberlee”—escaped the lab and combined to form a single airborne pathogen that swept around the world in a matter of days. It cured cancer. It stopped a thousand cold and flu viruses in their tracks.
It raised the dead.
Millions died in the chaos that followed. The summer of 2014 was dubbed “The Rising,” and only the lessons learned from a thousand zombie movies allowed mankind to survive. Even then, the world was changed forever. The mainstream media fell, Internet news acquired an undeniable new legitimacy, and the CDC rose to a new level of power.
Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection. Danger, deceit, and betrayal lurk around every corner, as does the hardest question of them all:
When will you rise?
You have reluctant reader teenage/college age boys? Seriously – hand them this book. Oh. my. goodness.
This is thriller-zombiefied-bloggingworld-dystopia-madness. Seriously, no one is safe. Mira Grant has made a world with a believable mixture of diseases causing reanimation and has infused it with a realistic political structure and news reporting structure. This is a book bloggers need to embrace – it shows how much potential power we have. We see it already with our reviews of books much like this one, but when taken to the level Grant takes blogging – it blows the mind.
I loved Feed. I found it thrilling, heart-breaking, nail-chewingly suspenseful and, although I’m really not that big of a fan of zombies, I didn’t mind them nearly so much in this story. I wept crocodile-sized tears, y’all, when I read this book. I pumped my fist in the air, I gasped and moaned in sympathy and I loved every. single. moment. of it. Every one.
My only regret is that I waited so long to read it.
Bring on the the next books – this is one fan that’ll be chomping at the bit for them!
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