Book Recommendations: Feed by Mira Grant

 

Erin recommends: FEED by Mira Grant

Is the zombie craze finally dying down? Hard to know for sure, but there’s one zombie book that really stood out in the genre for me: Feed by Mira Grant.

It has everything a zombie fan could want. A rich history behind the outbreak, people running from zombies, and massive outbreaks happening when it’s least expected.

But it’s hard to classify this book as simply a horror novel or zombie book. It’s also a political thriller with amazingly well-developed characters. The writing is fantastic, clever and the world building is outstanding. If you’re a zombie fan, don’t miss out. If you aren’t a zombie fan, then read this book for everything else it brings to the table. 

 

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?”