Author: Mira Grant
Series: Newsflesh #1
Published: May 2001
Length: 571 pages
Source: Brought Audio Book From Audible
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.
This is the First Audio Book I have ever listened too, I loved the fact that If I could not sleep I would listen quietly to the Zombie apocalypse, lol not the perfect bed time story but it worked.
I loved the fact that Feed is not your usual Zombie novel, the story starts twenty years after a virus destroyed the population of the world, People are rebuilding and are tested constantly to make sure they are virus free.
After the deadly virus was spread, the news treated the fact that people were reporting Zombie Attacks as if they were a joke, no one took them seriously until it was too late, except for bloggers, who wrote about it. Now 20 years later Bloggers are the main news source, Including our heroes brother and sister team Georgia and Shaun.
A presidential campaigner; chooses Shaun and Georgia to follow him on his tour and be his main source of coverage. At first things are going fine, Until they stumble upon a terrorist attack, someone has done the unthinkable and released the virus on purpose now it is up to Georgia and Shaun to uncover a terrorist plot and keep themselves alive.
There seemed to be a lot of political or technology talk going on through the story, which put a dampener on the action and plot, Which at times I found boring or wanting to skip through. There is not a lot of gore or sex like in most stories, although there is a few heart wrenching points throughout where a main character had to kill someone they knew because of the virus, which really sent me to tears because you do become emotionally connected to the characters.
Overall Feed was an enjoyable story, I might have enjoyed it more If I had of read it instead of listening to it, only because I retain more information, but It still had its slow bits. I recommend if you want to read a zombie book with more suspense in it than violence and gore.
I don’t know if at this point I will continue with the series, not because it is bad but because I became emotionally invested in a character that died and I don’t know if I want to go on because of that.