i finished last night and i'm not ashamed to admit that feed made me cry. it also made wish next may was here already so book 2 in the trilogy would be out.
the characters are well drawn and likable - except for those that really are not supposed to be. the story was fast moving and compelling, propelling me through the almost 600 pages in a just a few days.
these are not zombies who rise from the dead for no good reason. there is a virus, a virus that began as the cure for the common cold. things went awry. most metropolitan areas were saved after many casualties but wide swaths of land were lost to the infected. no more road trips, no more alaska. no more beef, pork, ponies or dogs over 40 pounds (sorry monkey.) areas are classified by their hazard level and traveling through those area requires licenses and blood tests. lots and lots of blood tests. all these details seemed entirely plausible. these details and more made this book terrifying.
i know i'm not saying much about the plot. there are 2 reasons for that - i want you to read it yourself. i can't think about the plot too much or i may cry. again.
yeah. it was that good. so good i'm talking about it two days in a row.
may seems a long way off. but my crush induced googling of mira grant on sunday led me to discover that her name is actually seanan mcguire and she has a another series of scifi/fantasy books. more books to add to the pile. yay.
time to invest in a machete.