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Feed by Mira Grant
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Jun 27, 11

bookshelves: horror, paranormal, science-fiction, young-adult, dystopian-post-apocalyptic
Read in June, 2011

My full review is here on my personal website. I'll post a few excerpts here, though:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

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
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