Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh #1)

Author: Mira Grant
Published May 1st by Orbit
571 pages
Review Copy from NetGalley and Publisher
Series: Newsflesh
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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?

This book is both depressing and very good, but a realistic one in terms of the depth of the story. It was too long that I almost gave up. But then, as I read through the characters' adventures, it kept me engaged with the story.

The book is about twin bloggers, Georgia and Shaun Mason, and their adventures with the zombies and knowing the truth behind the deceit in a presidential campaign they've followed . The two, together with Buffy, will deliver only the truth and the truth will also put their lives in danger.

This is the first ever book I read about zombies and much more. I must admit, although the book bored me at some point, it still managed to capture my attention because of the way the author told the story. I love that she used Georgia's  point of view. It's remarkable and engaging most especially when you read the excerpts from her blog. Her suicidal brother Shaun will keep you awake. Not to mention their dialogues with loads of humor.

Actually the book made me realize why journalists' job is very risky whether traditional or new media. In search of finding the truth behind a story, they have to risk their lives. We're aware that this is happening in the real world. Journalists who were killed to keep them from unraveling the truth. Mira Grant was able to clearly show that in this book.

Overall, Feed is an exceptional read. It is an amazingly intelligent story of how truth shall always prevail.

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)


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