Like most people I am rather perturbed by all the Facebook advertisements popping up on my newsfeed as the social network tries to guess what products or college degrees I might be interested in, but thanks to my love of Mira Grant, an author who I have recommended before because of her phenomenal Newsflesh trilogy, Facebook got it right for once and recommended the first novel in her new series before it was released. And when Parasite finally arrived at my doorstep I was salivating just at the thought of sinking my teeth in to the novel. Some minor spoiler alerts ahead, so be forewarned before continuing.
There seems to be an obsession with the zombie apocalypse in our current culture, not that I am complaining. With the CDC coming out with regulations here I think we all know we need to be prepared, and I will be. The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, and World War Z are a few of the amazing movies and shows that have come out in recent years depicting the zombie apocalypse, leaving you terrified, thrilled, and blood-thirsty in your own way, even if it is for zombie brains on a baseball bat. So now seems like the perfect time to recommend what I find to be the best series of novels I have ever read, it just so happens to be a zombie series. The Newsflesh Series just surprised and blew me away, and it bodes well that I recommended it to several people who have never read a “zombie novel” and they agreed it was one of the best novels they have read too.