The very worst thing about this book is that the incestuous tones from the first book are sort of creepily confirmed in this book. Like, really creepily confirmed. :-/ Also, the Shaun and Becks sex scene was overdone, in my opinion. Absolutely ridiculous, too detailed on the wrong things, and way too heavy on the incest thoughts at the end of the scene. O_O
The very best thing about this book is George chilling in Shaun’s head. I love that he’s hearing George, carrying on conversations, and taking advice from her. I also love that he completely accepts that he’s going insane but that he’s willing to deal with that bit of insanity to preserve the little bit of sanity that he has left.
I hate that I have to wait almost an entire year for the last book… *cry* I’ll be rereading “Feed” and “Deadline” before the third book comes out.(less)
The very worst thing about this book is that it actually gets boring. :-/ The next time I read this, I’m going to make sure that I space all the stories out a bit instead of one immediately after another. They’re all interesting stories, but there are just so many of them that I got tired of hearing about vampires that were just slightly different from the traditional stereotype… *sigh* This was the first time I’ve read a short story collection with a specific topic and not just a specific genre or world. I wasn’t prepared for the vampire overload and I think that was my only issue with this anthology.
The very best thing about this book is how creative some of the stories are. Honestly, because of that worst thing I mentioned, they tended to run together in my mind, but some of them were truly interesting and I will be rereading these stories in the future.(less)
The very worst thing about this book is the ending. I won’t give it away, but I was disappointed with what happened. Not the way that it happened, but the event itself. I’m sure it will be necessary in the future books, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it! There was one other minor thing I didn’t like… George (a girl) and Shaun are adoptive brother and sister that are close enough in age that it’s easier to say they’re just twins. However, there are times that there relationship seems a little incestuous. O_o I know, I know, nothing ever really happens, it’s just the way they interact isn’t how any siblings I know interact with each other. It didn’t bug me enough to not like the story though! :-p
The very best thing about this book is everything else! I love the title (it’s how I found the book, although I was looking for “Feed” by M. T. Anderson, not Mira Grant) and how simple it is. I really enjoyed the concept. I don’t read a lot of zombie books so I don’t know if it’s unoriginal, but I liked it regardless. And I absolutely adored the fact that bloggers practically replaced “real” news. I read a review that was complaining about a few things like “teenagers being listened to like adults” or experts or some nonsense. The main characters are not teenagers, guys. They’re not ancient, but they’re in their twenties and based on the background in the book they’ve gone through tons of training to be considered experts (or at least competent) in their fields and out in the field. Someone also complained about the repetition of a certain issue – due to a medical problem and tough security in most places, one of the characters is constantly asked to inconvenience herself to submit to virus tests. I didn’t find these scenes annoying the way the other person did, but they’re somewhat predictable. Either way, I love the book and gave it a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. I’m looking forward to the rest of the trilogy and “Deadline” is sitting on my nook right now just waiting for me! :-D(less)
The very worst thing about this book is that it is everything. First, it was misshelved in the store – not the books fault, I know, but I would never have bought it if I had known it was a horror book. Second, it’s a horror book and it’s far too graphic for me to sleep soundly after having read it. Third, was it really necessary to describe a deformed giant’s penis in such horrific detail?
The very best thing about this book is the writing, honestly. In almost any other genre of book, I would have been ecstatic to find such detail! Also, this book is no longer in my house (let alone the country) as I shipped it off to the United Kingdom thanks to BookMooch – the best book trading site in the world!!(less)
The very worst thing about this book is that it had to end. And maybe the language
The very best thing about this book is the release that comes with really getting into the story. Since it's against most laws to exterminate the stupid people, the jerks, and the losers, reading about someone who successfully removes those people from society without ever getting caught (even if he kills on a crowded street in broad daylight) is such a soothing experience that you'll want to read it again immediately! Sounds contradictory, right? I know, but trust me on this and read the book the next time you're angry - I gave it five stars for a reason!(less)