Saturday, May 14

Wistful Thinking: Feed by Mira Grant

We all love to think about the books we'd like to read in future. Well, here's one that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment and certainly sounds like I should give it a read!

Title: Feed
Author: Mira Grant
Publisher: Orbit
Series: Newsflesh (1)
Literary Awards: Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2011), Goodreads Choice Award for Science Fiction (2010)

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?
(courtesy of Goodreads)

Now, I don't normally go in for zombies. Er, at all, actually. I'm not that squeamish, but I can't really stand heaps and heaps of blood. So just looking at the cover of this ought to scare me off. But it doesn't sound like your average zombie novel, does it? I think I should give it a whirl! Care to join me?
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