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Mira Grant Recommends YA + Parasite giveaway!

Mira Grant Recommends YA + Parasite giveaway!

Mira Grant, aka Seanan McGuire, is one of the few authors that I would probably run away from crying if I saw her at an event. Her Newsflesh books mean so much to me, and just last week as I was telling Christina about the series, I started to tear up just thinking about the powerful gut punch that it delivers. One of the things I appreciate about both Newsflesh and her newest book Parasite is that although they’re adult fiction, the voice is very youthful and humorous, and there’s both an energetic quality to the plots and an immediacy of emotion that make them perfect crossover titles for YA readers.  So after an excitable Twitter conversation, I thought it’d be fun to ask Mira if she’d write a guest post for us on YA books she loves. Her books are so intelligent and well-plotted that I was curious about… Read more »

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Parasite: review

Parasite: review

Six years ago, Sally Mitchell woke up from a coma with no memory of anything but the hot warm darkand the sound of drums.  She did not know what humans were.  She did not understand language.  She remembered nothing of the seizure that caused her to drive her car into the path of a bus.  She had a completely new personality.  She was a completely new person. Sal’s life was saved by an intestinal parasite.  Hundreds of thousands of people have a version of the same parasite in them, a parasite genetically modified to fight disease and infection in its host.  No one knows how Sal’s parasite managed to wake her from a coma, or why she has no memory and a new personality, or why, for that matter, she is terrified of teeth.  But as Sal and her boyfriend try to figure out what is going on, they learn… Read more »

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Blackout (Newsflesh #3): review

Blackout (Newsflesh #3): review

Blackout (Newsflesh #3)by Mira Grant This review is spoiler-free, and safe even for those who haven’t read the first two books in the series. Forget everything you ever assumed about science fiction novels or zombie thrillers: the Newsflesh trilogy defies all expectations. The story that began with a turbulent political campaign in a post-apocalyptic Feed escalates here as the blogger journalists from After the End of Times continue their quest to uncover the truth behind the deadly Kellis-Amberlee virus that has decimated civilization–one that is now mutating and spreading faster than ever before. The breakneck action and intrigue in Blackout is intense as a dangerous rescue mission, disease-carrying mosquitoes, zombie bears, tangled family drama, and a mysterious patient known as Subject 7B all complicate what is already hell on earth. It’s funny that my favorite zombie series actually has the least amount of zombie action in it, but Newsflesh hasn’t… Read more »

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Deadline (Newsflesh #2): review

Deadline (Newsflesh #2): review

Deadline (Newsflesh #2)by Mira Grant One year has passed since Shaun and Georgia Mason found more than they bargained for as they investigated the truth behind the Kellis-Amberlee virus, a mutated cure for human disease that led to the uprising of the dead. The events that transpired then have an enormous impact now as the high-profile bloggers from After the End of Times uncover a conspiracy that is even bigger than they ever imagined. A CDC researcher fakes her own death in a spectacular fashion and shows up at their headquarters, and soon the whole team is battling zombies, mutant dogs, and the ever-present ghosts of their past. When I finished this book late last night, my thoughts were “I have not a single criticism to offer. Not a single one.” And this still holds true. Without exception, every question and doubt I raised with Feed is answered here. The… Read more »

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Ebook Sales Alert: Feed (Newsflesh #1) $2.99

Ebook Sales Alert: Feed (Newsflesh #1) $2.99

Updated 5/24/2011: Feed is spectacular. If this premise intrigues you at all, please read it! You can find my full review on GoodReads. It’s pretty incredible that a book with zombies would do this, but it moved me to tears. Feed, the first book in a dystopian zombie trilogy by Mira Grant, is on sale right now as an ebook through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com. I’ve just started reading the novel and it’s hooked me from the very beginning with fantastic action sequences and smart, funny protagonists in twin bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason, who have been invited to cover a presidential campaign event that is attacked by zombies. The book has been getting rave reviews from all my GoodReads friends, and the second installment Deadline is one of the hotly anticipated titles due at the end of the month. Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Urban fantasist Seanan McGuire (Rosemary… Read more »

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