Publish Date: May 1, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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Synopsis: "Alive or dead, the truth won't rest. My name is Georgia Mason, and I am begging you. Rise up while you can."
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.
Review: When the the Kellis vaccine and the Amberlee vaccine were released by overzealous people who thought the pharmaceutical companies were not going to give them to the majority of the population. In doing so, the vaccines mutated and became one - the Kellis-Amberlee virus. An unexpected side effect was that no one got cancer or the common cold any longer, but when they died, they became zombies longing to do nothing more than feed on anyone close enough to catch. When the mainstream media covered up the truth, internet bloggers brought the zombies to light. Now bloggers are the main form of news reporters, with different classes of bloggers. Bloggers Georgia (George) and Shaun Mason have been selected to accompany a Presidential hopeful on his campaign trail, but there is more than meets the eye as there are unexplained attacks and betrayals. Can George and Shaun figure out the truth without dying (and reanimating)?
Feed is great novel in the zombie genre, with some apropos commentary on the state of politics and news organizations. I love how George Romero's movies saved a lot of people from the zombie apocalypse. A lot of the young adult names are based on zombie movies - like George (and variations thereof) and Shaun. I enjoyed learning about how the virus came into being and the aftermath. I feel the character development and world building was very well done. There were also some big surprises along the way, so I can't wait to read the next two books in this series!
Newsflesh Trilogy: Countdown (Novella), Feed (1), Deadline (2), Blackout (3)