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The Zombie Next Door: a Feed book review

Originally posted on Wed, Jun 30 2010 at ROPL.org.

Imagine living in a Resident Evil world where even the dogs are zombies and everything you know about defending yourself you learned from George Romero films. Then imagine that you’re a blogger, you live and breathe the news and you’ve only got one goal – finding (and telling) the truth.

Enter into the world of Georgia and Shaun Mason. They live in a world not too different from our own, except they’re born after 2014 – the year the world changed. Scientists cured cancer, they destroyed the common cold and what did the people of Earth get? Zombies. The Mason siblings are on a mission to find and expose the truth. They blog, they count hits, they run surveillance and they tell the world their stories.

Then everything changes.

Sound exciting? It is. Mira Grant’s book Feed is a nail biting, suspense filled novel that will keep you up at night. I know, because it did exactly that when I was reading it. What makes Grant’s book so enthralling is not just the plot, but the way she tells the story. If you want adventure, pop culture and zombies – look no further. But if you especially like books that take risks and don’t let you take anything for granted – Feed’s the book you’re looking for.

It might not be the next best seller, but it’ll keep you reading – and wanting more. And you’re in luck, Feed is the first book of the Newsflesh Trilogy. I can’t wait for the rest.

Love zombie books? Here are some more titles:

Generation Dead (series) by Daniel Waters (YA)
The Death Collector by Justin Richards (YA)
Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby (YA)
You Are So Undead To Me and Undead Much by Stacey Jay (YA)
The Enemy by Charles Higson (YA)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (YA)
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Breathers by SG Brown
World War Z by Max Brooks
Monster Planet and Monster Island by David Wellington
Awakening by Nick Tapalansky
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher
State of Decay by James Knapp
Dead Sea by Brian Keene
The Walking Dead (series) by Robert Kirkman (Graphic Novel)
The Living and the Dead by Jason (Graphic Novel)
Zombie Tales (series) by Multiple Authors (Graphic Novel)
The New Dead (short stories) by Christopher Golden (ed.)
The Living Dead (short stories) by John Joseph Adams (ed.)
Gospel of the Living Dead by Kim Paffenroth (nonfiction)
Zombies: a field guide to the walking dead by Bob Curran (nonfiction)

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