Feed by Mira Grant (Newflesh #1)

Feed - Mira Grant

In 2040, you can smoke all you like, because nobody gets cancer anymore. The downside is that the zombies have taken over the world faster and more effectively than cats have ever managed – and they’re absolutely fixated – not on brains, but on human flesh.

There was no warning before the outbreaks began. One day, things were normal; the next, people who were supposedly dead were getting up and attacking anything that came into range. This was upsetting for everyone involved, except for the infected, who were past being upset about that sort of thing.

Told from the point of view of two journalist bloggers - Georgia and her brother Shaun – one dedicated to telling the truth, and the other devoted to finding danger and living on adrenaline high. Only such people, in a post-apocalyptic zombie infested world, would decide that it would be a good idea to go out and poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens. Blogging has, understandably, become a more appealing form of entertainment and thus a feasible way to earn a living, and I like the title Feed being a pun on the zombies and blog RSS. The blogging plays a big part in the telling of the tale.

“Kellis-Amberlee is a fact of existence. You live, you die, and then you come back to life, get up, and shamble around trying to eat your former friends and loved ones. That’s the way it is for everyone.”

It’s scary how easy it was to get infected by the Kellis-Amberlee virus - the moment it gets into your veins, you’re dead. It is the humans, however, who are more terrifying than the undead. You’ll see why, but it’ll take about 500 pages – the last 100 pages were by far the most enjoyable to me. A lot of it has to do with American politics in this alternate world, and how a cruel mastermind plot is by far more spine-chilling than the mindless droning of the undead.

Deadline next :D