This really is the perfect creepy Halloween-y read! Anyone who likes dystopians with an edge of sci fi will love this one.
Don't forget to check out today's Something Wicked tour Stops with Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings and author J.L. Bryan.
And Maja@The Nocturnal Library with Author Gina Linko
Also tomorrow stops will be just as fun with:
Tressa@Tressa's Wishful Endings: Melissa Wright: Bound by Prophecy
Maja@The Nocturnal Library : Darynda Jones: Death and the Girl He Loves
Author: Mira Grant
Series: Book One in the Parasitology Series
Published By: Orbit (October 29, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher ( in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Dystopian/Sci Fi
My Rating: 3 Stars!
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives...and will do anything to get them.
My Thoughts and Review:
I have seen a lot of hype about this so I was pretty excited to start it even though this isn't a favorite genre and I tend to shy away from anything too sci fi feeling. And even though I was excited, I tried to go into it with little to no expectations because I didn't want to feel disappointed in the least.
I am going to be brutally honest, I had a hard time getting into the storyline. There was a lot of scientific talk in the very beginning and I wasn't sure I was in love with what little I knew about Sally and her initial circumstances. And if I am being honest, I wasn't sure where the storyline was leading and how it would end. But what did fascinate me was the sheer possibility that something like this could exist, that it could happen. That something very real could be said about the storyline.
I have always been more afraid of the horror movies that seemed real. Giant spiders, werewolves, vampires I could handle. Creepy murderers, deadly viruses and parasites, not so much. So yeah, at times this kept me on the edge wondering what in the world was going to happen next and then other things (The big reveal) were a little too obvious way too early.
This did pick up towards the end with more action and a whole lot more going on and like I said, I loved how realistic and unique the storyline was. I think this series has potential and I also believe that anyone who loves sci fi and a very dystopian feel thrown in for good measure would really enjoy this.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*