by Mira Grant
Ah, here it is: my favourite book of 2014. People who've been following my blog for a while are probably sick of me gushing about it, but I'm not going to stop talking about this book until I've gotten more people reading it. And hopefully loving it, too.
I adored this book. Adored it. I'm not a big reader of zombie books at all, but Feed isn't your typical zombie book - in fact I'm not even sure I'd class it as a zombie book because it's less about blood and guts and killing zombies and more about how the world would react to this kind of virus. Grant's attention to detail in this book is just stunning, and in Georgia Mason she's created one of my all time favourite heroines. Georgia made me want to trust journalists, that's how much I love her.
I'm not gonna lie, it's not all that hard for me to get emotional; give me a heartbreaking scene in a book or a film and the likelihood is I'm going to tear up. There have only been a few books, however, that have made me sob, and Feed was one such book. This book broke me - in fact I'm fairly certain I cried more over this than I did The Book Thief, and I cried quite a lot over The Book Thief.
I've since made it my mission to read as much of Grant's work as possible, because I just think she's fabulous. I still need to read Blackout, the final book in the Newsflesh trilogy, which I haven't finished yet because I don't want this trilogy to end, and also because both Feed and Deadline made me cry and I'm not sure I can take any more heartbreak. Grant also writes under her real name - Seanan McGuire - and has written an urban fantasy series following a changeling, October Daye. I have the first book in that series, Rosemary and Rue, and I'm looking forward to reading it soon!
Basically Feed is amazing. Read it.