Thursday, May 27, 2010
Feed is the first book in the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant and an Orbit Science Fiction.
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat 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, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives-the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
Feed was an okay read.
Georgia and Shaun Mason are bloggers - and in their world, bloggers are the real deal. Reporting the news that no one else is willing - or able, to report.
When the top Republican candidate for the Presidency chooses Georgia and Shaun to follow him on his campaign trail - the two feel like they have finally made it to the big time.
What they find along the way is treachery, sabotage and terrorism on a global scale.
I can't decide why I didn't like Feed more. I was all excited about a zombie book - and zombies are in Feed - but it turned out to be a political conspiracy book - with zombies as the means to an end.
Feed has 571 pages - and I was wow'd six times. Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed Feed. But 571 pages is a lot to read for six wow's. :)
I am not giving up. I am interested enough in the characters - if not the conspiracy - to read the next two books in this trilogy.
I give Feed 3 out of 5 stars.