Feed by Mira Grant: A+

Title: Feed
Series: Newsflesh - Book 1
Genre: Zombie / Horror / Political Wranglings-Suspense
Author: Mira Grant
Publication date: 3 Jun 2010
Pages: 592

The Blurb: From Amazon -

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. 


  • The virusology and the science behind the Zombie making is so well done, I think the author has me convinced that it is possible and all!
  • The technology is very well explained as well.
  • She uses Social Media and blogging, central to her plot and all. What's not to love?!
  • Excellent use of blog entries to highlight the chapter before.
  • Well drawn out main characters that the reader feels really sympathetic towards. I ended up having a real affinity for them all.

Any weak bits?
  • Initially the writing appeared to be clunky, but as the book progressed, it became tighter and I didn't even notice anything major in that department.
  • "the Bad guy" appeared to be a little too obvious from the start and could have been fleshed out (see what I did there? Harharhar) a little better with a bit more suspense.
  • Due to the above, it did not completely make sense for the potential President-to-be to be so blind-sided.
  • However these are MINOR gripes.


  • Definitely! I spent the first half meandering along happily, enjoying the pace. Come the second half and the pace picked up, the writing became sharper, I became so engrossed that I read it in a couple of hours. Yep, it is definitely one of those books that I would recommend to everyone, including those that usually avoid the books in this genre. 
  • And I have already recommended it to a few, ha. Slacker? Not I!

Rating: A+, 5 bookworms, 10/10 etc.

Link for Amazon

This book definitely deserves all the praise it gets.

Buy it, read it, enjoy it!

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