Spotlight is my weekly feature in which I highlight a book I’m eagerly awaiting or read and really enjoyed. This week, it’s another amazing zombie book: Feed by Mira Grant.
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we had 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, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives—the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
Lots of books about a zombie apocalypse either take place during the apocalypse or after, when civilization as we know it has fallen completely. In Feed, Mira Grant presents a much, much different take, one that looks at what life would be like if we won. Blood tests, off-limits areas, the rise of blogging at the expense of traditional media, etc. The future Mira Grant imagines is terrifying in some aspects (the complete loss of personal privacy), but I suppose it’s better than total societal collapse.
Enter Shaun and Georgia (George) Mason, who are bloggers following the presidential campaign of Senator Ryman but uncover a conspiracy that involves the origins of the Kellis-Amberlee virus itself. Despite the fact it sounds like a dark book, Mira Grant has such a humorous writing style you can’t help but laugh out loud in some parts. It’s a whirlwind journey with an unpredictable ending. Feed also ends on such a cliffhanger that you’ll have no choice but to read the second book in the Newsflesh trilogy, Deadline.
Obviously, this is a zombie novel, so don’t read it if you’re sensitive to gore.