on 13 July 2012
Well, having just read Blackout and the first part of Countdown which is included at the back of the book, I couldn't wait to get hold of this. Initially I was horrified to discover that it didn't seem to be available in the UK but then Amazon came to the rescue!
If you enjoyed the "Feed" trilogy, then you MUST read this. It's excellent but I do feel that it could have been longer and been a proper prequel rather than a short "novella". It's left me wanting much more!
Personally I feel that Mira Grant has missed a real trick here to get a really atmospheric and haunting novel out there; for instance there's a couple of places where Mira just says "...and six were bitten in the struggle..." and similar lines where the first people Rise. What happened? How did the struggle come about, what did the non-Risers think was happening...etc etc. So much fear and horror and other emotions could have been included here to make it really leap out at you. She could have added so much more detail about various incidents and it would have made a huge difference to the whole thing. It was good but could have been even better!! And be prepared for a lump in your throat when you read the end. *sniffle*.
On the whole highly recommended - enjoy.
on 26 January 2013
I personally love this book, after reading the newsflesh series I found that one of my favourite authors (Mira Grant) was on kindle! so I bought this book and really enjoyed it but the only negative comment I would leave is that it is rather short, but don't let that put you off. If you enjoyed her previous books I am just sure you would love this one.
on 18 July 2014
Love this author, post apocalyptic zombie fest, this is essentially the prequel to Feed and the two books that followed it. It's really outstanding, if you loved them, you will love this.