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Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1)

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1) - Mira Grant Feed is the first book of the Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant.I went into Feed expecting it to be awesome, and I was completely disappointed. I did enjoy the pop culture zombie references and the science behind the zombies, but these small pleasures were not enough to carry me 400 more pages.Given the cover, the title, and the reviews I've read, I expected a lot more zombie out of this zombie book. Feed is actually a YA political thriller with a zombie apocalypse backdrop. The lack of zombie wasn't really the problem, though. Sophie Littlefield's Aftertime series had a serious lack of zombie for a zombie series, but there was plenty to love. I struggled to find much to love with Feed.George and Shaun are "newsies" - bloggers who have been selected to cover Senator Ryman's campaign. They are also non-biological adopted siblings. Even though they aren't blood related, they grew up together very much as brother and sister. Their relationship in Feed was not one that I enjoyed.Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I got to know any of the characters other than George and Shaun, and I just didn't like them very much. The Hollywood one-liners were too much to bear. If I hadn't been reading Feed for a read-along, I would have abandoned it at 65%.There is a unique twist toward the end of the book. If my heart hadn't already abandoned Feed, I may have had a reaction to it - good or bad.I encourage you to seek out other reviews. A lot of people loved Feed, and their reasons may resonate with you. I, unfortunately, cannot recommend Feed to anyone.