Feed by Mira GrantFeed by Mira Grant


byMira Grant

Mass Market Paperback | May 1, 2010

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The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives-the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

FEED is the electrifying and critically acclaimed novel of a world a half-step from our own---a novel of geeks, zombies, politics and social media.


For more from Mira Grant, check out:
Newsflesh Short FictionApocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus
Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire -- winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author atwww.miragrant.comor follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.
Title:FeedFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316081051

ISBN - 13:9780316081054


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sold yet Its not that I didn't like this boo I just felt like it was a YA zombie book. Everything seemed a bit downplayed. When I read a zombie books its blood guts and gore. I will read the next one and hope they step it up a bit.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Zombie Fiction! I loved this book so much I had to read it again. I bought the whole series, because I can't get enough of them. Mira Grant puts a fascinating spin on the zombie post-apocalypse story, which creates an intricate world and excellent plot.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I have always had a special place in my heart for zombies, so I decided one day to pick this up and start reading it. If only I knew the amount of procrastination would follow in the coming day. I couldnt put it down! The characters are very relatable and the story provides a rather realistic view into the post-apocalyptic world. If you decide to read this, you will not be dissapointed.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from political thriller with zombies If you're expecting the usual run-and-gun, you may have to take a couple of chapters to adjust. Feed gives us a world where the zombie apocalypse came...and went. We still have Starbucks! I mean, sure, almost no one leaves the house to get their latte, but they could. One of the real joys of this series is the zombie virus that Grant has invented--carried by all mammals, and anything over 60 lbs. can cause an active infection. Zombie dogs, anyone? Zombie llamas? The world (of small windows and frequent blood tests) that she describes gets more disturbing the longer you think about it. If you enjoy this book, Grant has written quite a lot in this universe--the other two volumes of this trilogy, a collection of short fiction, and a novel set in a parallel timeline with Feed. I've read them all and I go back to them because although I really enjoy books about the running and the screaming parts of the zombie apocalypse, I'm excited when someone can dig in and give me something more, which is exactly what's happened here.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from flat, one-dimensional plot Did not like this book at all; I turfed it after 4 chapters.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! I bought this book with no prior recommendation, or any idea what to expect going into it. From the first sentence, I knew it was going to be amazing. I was hooked, and had a very hard time putting it down. There were even times at work where I was thinking about my break, only because I knew I would get to read for a few minutes. I absolutely loved this book, and just purchased the next book in the series today. I can't wait to dive in!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Zombie Trilogy! I was hooked on this book from the first few pages. It's set a couple of decades after the apocalypse, and showcases how adaptable society can be.I loved the way Mira Grant uses the zombies to discuss class, politics, and the media.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Tedious read. All of the character were annoying. No action. Do not buy if your a fan of TWD or Jonathan Maberry.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now here's a zombie trilogy. An excellent zombie trilogy (I've read many of the novellas as well) with excellent world building and enjoyable characters. Definitely one of my favorite zombie books-trilogies.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it And it's so more heart wrenching than I imagined it would be
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feed Truly an excellent successor to the zombie genre - if novels could be placed next to the original Romero movies in a vault to save for the inevitable "uprising" this book would have a spot right next to "World War Z." If the zombie genre had a coda; this is definitely it. Poignant, truthful and memorable - highly recommended to any who read the genre!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This whole trilogy was excellent. Once I started I couldn't put them down. I was shocked at the long length of the books for their low price.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feed Great series for zombie fans
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feed Well written first-person point of view story. The characters are engaging and well thought out, along with a very detailed and thought-provoking world. Not your average, run of the mill zombie story either...lots of plots, narrative and underdog heroes. Can't wait to lose myself in the next two books!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feed This book grabbed my attention and I loved the series as a whole. If you're into zombie lore, this book has something new to bring to the genre rather than it being a rehash of old standards. And even if you're NOT into zombie lore... I would strongly encourage you to give this book a read. If you like suspenseful reading with politics, investigative journalism, and a splash of medical intrigue then this book is for you. Plus, the relationship between the two main characters is complicated (which is understating the case) and beautiful. This book, and the series, will keep you surprised by messing with your expectations of what's to come. One of my favourites... I can't recommend it highly enough!
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow start, but stick with it It was the summer of 2014 when the dead started coming back. They came back as a sort of thinking zombie, and they were hungry. Feed takes place 26 years after this rising. Daily life has changed forever; people are no longer carefree, they must watch their surrounding as at every step. Some things never change, one of them being politicians who will manipulate any situation to benefit themselves. One major societal change, is that bloggers, currently a fringe media, has moved to the forefront of reporting. You want to know the truth about what's happening now, you turn to the bloggers. In Feed, sibling bloggers, Georgia and Shawn, have earned high ratings for their blogging and are constantly in search of even higher ratings. Their chance at the big times could come with the upcoming presidential campaign. This book has a very slow start, taking over 100 pages to set the plot and introduce the characters and explain the virus. I would have stopped reading if it had been the selection for my next book club meeting. Fortunately it did pick up in the next chapter. After that, it became a good book well worth reading. My favourite line in the book comes from one of Georgia's blog posts, "don't play with dead things". Sums up the approach for staying alive in this new world. In a world turned up side down by the virus, I would expect people to become more caring toward each other. Georgia and Shawn were adopted by their parents when they were quite young. The parents had lost their child in the early days of the rising. It's clearly obvious that the parents motivation for the adoption was not just their parental instincts, rather they were also looking for ratings for their blogs. I can live with parents with slightly underhanded motivation, but politicians with devious plans. That I despise. Too bad I can't get into details on that, as I don't want to spoil the story.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feed Loved this book. Georgia Mason may be my favourite character of all time. Zombies are just a reality of life. The real story is about truth in journalism and reporting the truth even if it may get you killed. Rise up while you can.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Ok read not great, but not a waste of time
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feed A relatively novel take on the zombie genre with a great deal of disease detail that is much appreciated and well used.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expecting More! The main problem with this book is that it seems stretched out to cover a thin plot line about a new world order where we accept the existence of zombies, the need for pervasive blood tests, empowered health agencies and vigilance of news bloggers. The zombie action scenes are minimal. The book needs more character development but I am still looking forward to reading the sequel.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Probably the best zombie novel I've ever read. World war z was good, but this one gets you hooked with its depth and excellent character development more than any other zombie book I have ever read. Five stars, without a doubt.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling I don't read Zombie stories, I really don't. FEED is so much more than a mere zombie story. It's urban science fiction, it's political thriller, it's even a touching family story. The Universe is balanced and well thought out. The Zombies even make sense. They are not mindless monsters who just show up just for fun. If you enjoy Science Fiction this is a book for you, don't be scared off by the Zombies. It's the first book in a trilogy that promises only to get better. Mira Grant is the pen name of Seanan McGuire who writes Urban Fantasies
Date published: 2011-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Zombie Story! Conspiracy, political intrigue and ....... zombies. Written with a dry humour that balances nicely with the dark horrors and tragedy that George and her brother Shaun face in near zombie filled future. The first in a trilogy, Feed kept me thoroughly engaged and completely invested in these characters. I am deeply disappointed that I have to wait for the next installment coming next year. She also writes under the name Seanan McGuire.
Date published: 2010-07-20

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