24 December 2014

Blogger Georgia And Her Side Kick Diet Coke Are On A Quest To Find Out The Truth In A Zombie Infested World

Hello guys! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! 
Today I'll be reviewing the book  Feed, which I've Finally finished! Yipee!
This is a little different than the usual way I do my reviews, so I apologize if it's really long :)


Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Theme Song: The Last Pale Light In The West by Ben Nichols
Book Review of Feed (Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant
Before I begin the review... Nice title! Feed! Feed like zombies and the blogging thing...Very Clever Ms. Grant :D
I've always loved anything Walker...Um..I mean Zombie (that's what happens when you're on The Walking Dead binge 
watch :D)related and I've heard really good and bad things about Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh #1), so obviously I HAD to read it.

I'm just gonna straight up say it before I say anything else about this book, if you go into it expecting awesome zombie fighting like I did, you're not gonna get it. The focus of this book is not on the zombies. Yeah, sure, they come into relevancy from time to time, but that's it. The main theme is about Politics and Journalism. Even in the book there is a line that says Zombies are just background noise.

It follows the journey of siblings Georgia (she's a Newsie, she's like the usual reporter) and Shaun Mason (he's one of the badass people called Irwin who do the dangerous stuff like fight and pull of stunts with undead for the thrill of it) along with Buffy (The Fictionals, the poets and writers who is also the site's technician) who maintain this news blogging website and the conspiracy they uncover during a major political event.

I liked Georgia She was out to find the truth, not for any humanitarian purpose or ratings, but because that's what you do. You deserve to know the truth for it's own sake. I respect that and her dedication to her work. 
And when I said her side kick was Diet coke, I meant it. I don't know if book ads are a thing, but Georgia drinks so much of Diet coke that it became a character to me. 

Shaun was a fun guy, but I couldn't connect with him and he really annoyed me for some reason in the beginning. Towards the end I kinda tolerated him. Buffy, was I think my favorite character in the entire book. She was like the techy version of Luna Lovegood and she was pretty cool. 

The world-building is really detailed and interesting. The communities, security detail. It sorta reminded me of Woodbury from The Walking Dead. I also loved the background story for the whole zombie thing. The author clearly did a lot of research for this book and for the first time a reason for zombie infection sounded plausible to me. My respects and appreciation Ms. Grant!

I loved the whole Blogging thing too! If you really think about it, internet media is the future and I loved how it becomes a reliable source of info in the book as journalists have all those rules and regulations, but bloggers being freelance, actually say things as they are. Makes me proud to be a blogger :)

The first chapter was my Favorite in the entire book. It was intense, action packed and plain awesome!  I think this one might make the  top for my list of favorite book openings. It was so COOL!

Even with all these positives, there were a couple things that made me pull out of the book.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/tag/avalanche/ The length of the book. I guess it's 600+ pages and with all the details being thrown at you about the infection, politics, a thousand & more times of blood security tests..It was impossible not to get bored and that affected my concentration and interest level. It felt like the author could've delivered information in a more effective way..I could feel the author's voice in the book and not the character's.

Secondly, The characters! They were very um..bland..I couldn't connect with any of them..even Georgia and that was a huge problem for me. Either a character was too rude & stoic or too mellow & nice. C'mon! People are more than that! You need a grey character in a book like this!

Also, some things were too obvious and well...and from a lot of reviews I've seen for this book..most people say that is the main downfall in this book.

Overall, it is a pretty decent read. I would recommend it to anyone who loves journalism or is aspiring to be a journalist. The first half is slow, but towards the end the story really kicked into gear and became really interesting. 

There were some twists I was not expecting. There were a few surprising touching moments...I was convinced like an idiot that it wouldn't affect me emotionally if anything happened..I gotta say, there were a few times I had tears in my eyes, especially towards the end. Oh and Romero's movie become survival guides instead of just entertainment! I mean, how cool is that!!!!!!

  Gated Communities+Zombies+ Journalism/Politics = Feed

You can read my post on favorite quotes in the Feed by Mira Grant here!

What do you think? What is your favorite Zombie book or movie?
Mine is Zombieland! Because that movie is AWESOME!
Comment and Let me Know! Please share your thoughts! 
Thank You for Reading :)



  1. I usually don't read things about zombies. I couldn't even watch The Walking Dead because I felt like there was no hope for them to survive, and it just made me depressed. Also, I couldn't stomach the zombies...
    Still, I loved the movie adaptation of Warm Bodies. That was probably the most awesome movie I watched all last year. So I'm open for some zombies. And since you said that in this book the zombies are kind of in the background, I think this one will be a good one to start of with :D

    Great review. I can't wait to read this book now. :)

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

    1. I understand, I know many people who don't like zombies (I mean they're scary and kinda gross I guess :D), but I've been fascinated with them and love them!
      I know right! I LOVED Warm Bodies! It was a really well done movie, I've read the book and I found that it's not as funny or good as the movie! It was one the most entertaining YA book-to-movie adaptations I've watched! The humor, characters and storyline is just awesome!
      Believe me, the zombies are not the important part (which made a little bit disappointed!). I think people who don't like zombies can enjoy this book, but the story focuses on politics and journalism, so I guess the like factors depends if you're interested in those stuff.
      Thank you! If/when you get to read it, I really hope you'll enjoy it! :)

  2. I'm at Barnes and Noble now and I saw this book that really intrigued me. I was looking at some reviews on goodreads and followed one back to your blog. AWW girl u never seem to let me down with ur reviews. Thanks for this and it sounds interesting so I'm definitely getting it! I love zombies and apocalyptic books so I can't wait to jump into this one!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz


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