Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Review: Feed - Mira Grant


The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten 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, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will get out, even if it kills them.

My thoughts:
I did want more, this is after all Seanan McGuire we are talking about, but then nothing compare to her October books. I love those.

The book was well written, it threw a few punches that made me sit up but for me, yeah, me and thrillers are not exactly a couple. And that is what it was. Lots of politics as they were covering a candidate running for office, political conspiracies and newstalk. Eh, not my cup of tea, and it made some parts of this book frankly a bit boring.

It was still a good book, a book I enjoyed and still finished in a day. But you know not a book that I need to buy book 2 of. I still want to read book 2 and see what happens, but not a buying urge. Here I go again complaining about a book that still was good, yes please do not get me wrong. The book was good! It was just dry at times.

I do not have much more to say. Cool characters, a bit of info dumping (but then we are dealing with zombies and I do want things explained so it was all good).

And I did not see that end coming...

Conclusion:
I just wanted more of...something.

Cover:
Meh

Series: Newsflesh trilogy #1
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic /political thriller /zombies
Pages: 571
Published: 2010 by Orbit
Source. Library


47 comments:

  1. I listened to this book and thought it was fantastic. Sorry you didn't enjoy it more.

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    1. It was good, but I wanted more than that

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  2. I have all of these but then again they are right up my alley :) I am so surviving the Zombie A. :)

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  3. Oh no, it's a pity, Blodeuedd, because it's a great book, but nothing you can do if it's totally out of your comfort zone.

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    1. It was just so political! I could not have cared less. More zombies please

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  4. Sounds like a good one, even if it was a bit dry at times.

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    1. I think you would enjoy it more than I did

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  5. I liked it but it's so different than the Toby series that I have forget it's the same author. The second one was less dry IMO because you need all that background in the first.

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    1. Less dry, yes I can see that when I read what it was about too. And now they do have all the info out of the way. Still, dunno.

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  6. Huh? I thought you would be raving for this one. I have heard so many great things about this series and I promised to read it this year. I am hoping that I connect with it a bit better. I also really want to read her new series I forget the name...something about shopping....it came it last winter.

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    1. Yes Discount, I liked that one more, much more :)
      This was too much of a thriller for me, and we just do not work together

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  7. No zombies for me thanks, even if it is due to a virus.

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  8. I have this one and I'm sad to hear about the info dumping and politics, but I'm curious about the ending! Hm...

    You could always library book the second... well.. if they have it. :)

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    1. I made them buy this one ;) So sure I could ask them for book 2 hihi

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  9. Book two is awesome, and my favorite of the trilogy!

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    1. Hm...not buying though as I made them library get this one. I can try to get them more then

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  10. I've not started this series, but I'm not much of a zombie person and I think this one has zombies in it. Thanks for your thoughts!

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    1. ZOmbies yes, but not that many zombies. I think it was too few zombies

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  11. I still want to read this one and I think the cover is interesting. ;p I might be not a big fan of zombies but I like thrillers!

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    1. Then you will like it as there were not many zombies in the end

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  12. I'm so curious about this series, I love all the others so I'm sure it will be the case with this one too. Glad you liked it!

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    1. Give it a go one day and see for yourself :)

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  13. I've seen this book around for a long time. It was marketed extensively when it first came out. But I've avoided picking it up because it looked gory to me... politics is not my cup of tea either...

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    1. Politcs, bleh *snooze* And I would rather watch thriller than read it. I would not say it was gory either

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  14. I've heard all kind of things about this book, some people love it, some others not much. I think I'll pass.

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    1. Maybe in the end that will be a good thing.

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  15. This sounds like a book for my husband!

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  16. I've seen this around but never found out what's it about. Not sure if it's for me. But I love how the title and that rss icon matches ;)

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    1. Oh rss *feels stupid* I did not think of that

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  17. Ah I hate when that happens....you really want to read more but you don't want to spend money on the second one. lol. Is it possible to get it at the library?

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    1. If I ask, as I asked for this one too

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  18. Oh, I was hoping you would love it! I'm still going to give it a shot though...hopefully it will be more to my taste!

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    1. Please do :D It was good, just not awsome

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  19. At least you gave it a try. There have been many books that I expected to like but just didn't quite work for me. It happens.

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    1. I did like it, but like it enough to read more..no

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  20. Thriller yep, politics overload ... not so sure?

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  21. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed this book even if it wasn't perfect for you. I actually loved this book and thought that the 2nd book was even better! I'm glad that you still thought it was good though :)

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    1. It does happen sometimes, and this was my time. I felt sad about it

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