Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Dystopian science-fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Anyone interested in this ook
Book Available: October 29, 2013 in Kindle, hardcover, and MP3-CD audiobook formats
Trigger Warnings: attempted murder, killing, murder

My Thoughts: Well, this book opens with a real bang. Okay, maybe not a bang, but with some pretty freaky and interesting scenes. As it progresses, things just become more and more freaky. I'm a fairly active reader, in that I react fairly strongly to things as I'm reading, and I'll admit there were more than a few times that I completely freaked out while reading this book.

This was an incredibly engrossing story. It's a fairly long book, but it didn't feel like it was that long because it is a real page-turner. The characters are wonderfully well-done. Sal is such an endearing cross between naïve and strength, and Nathan is very supportive and kind. Tansy is a real hoot and just stole every scene she was in. The twists and turns never stopped surprising me, and I think a lot of people will really love this book. I highly recommend it, and hope the sequel comes out sooner rather than later, because it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens next.

Series Information: Parasitology series
Book 1: Parasite
Book 2: Symbiogenesis, release date TBA

Disclosure: I received an e-galley from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: 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.

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