One of my RIP reads Short story published in Apex Magazine Issue 41 Zombies are everywhere lately. This short story does something a little different with the idea though, it tells the story from the point of view of the … Continue reading
A Newsflesh novella. In 2014 Dr Wells was on his way to curing cancer. Tests are progressing well. At the same time Dr. Kellis is working on a cure for the common cause. Who would have thought that the two … Continue reading
Book three in the Newsflesh trilogy It is 2041. Three years have gone by since the first book in this series, and a lot has happened in this series. So much so that to say anything about the plot would … Continue reading
14 April 2012
Cast: Amy Acker, Anna Hutchison, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Richard Jenkins
Script: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon
Genre: horror, sff
Setting: the woods
This is a film that it is best you go see knowing nothing about it. Simply trust in Joss and all will be well, I’m sure you’ll agree. If, however you do not have faith you may want a little … Continue reading
My boyfriend is a monster #1. Illustrated by Janina Garrissen. In St. Petersberg High School, Florida Dicey Bell is looking for Jack Chen. He doesn’t know it but he is her Babby Daddy! For that egg project some schools do … Continue reading
24 October 2011
Spoilers ahead! What makes you want to abandon your life? To chuck it all and just leave? In Bitter grounds we are never told exactly why the narrator leaves his home, but it certainly has something to do with a … Continue reading
Newsflesh book 2
It is alwasy difficult to blurb about the second book in a series. Giving the details of the start of this book will reveal the end of Feed, and that would be just plain mean, so I’m not going to do that. Instead I’ll just say you should read book one and then go pick this one up, and then wait, with me, because book three isn’t out yet :(
It is 2039 and Georgia & Shaun Mason are up and coming bloggers. Solid betas they are on the look out for the story that will enable them to break away and start their own site, their own identity. And they are about to get their big break, because presidential hopeful Senator Ryman is about to start campaigning for the Republican nomination. And the Masons are going to be part of his media circus.
Oh, and did I mention the zombies?
16 May 2010
Sequel to The forest of hands and teeth
Read as part of the Once Upon a time IV challenge.
The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.
All her life Gabrielle has grown up sheltered by the Barrier. It protects the town of Vista from the Mudo, the zombies, or the unconsecrated. But one night she allows herself to be persuaded that sneaking out, just once, couldn’t do any harm. That there are so few of the Mudo around that they’ll be fine. And Catcher is there, the boy she fancies. But that decision costs the teenagers dear. Some are killed, others turned or infected, and the rest face punishment for risking the whole town. Apart from Gabry, she wasn’t caught, at least not physically, but now she has to face up to the reality of her situation.
I think this is the last book in this series that I’ll read. The first one I found entertaining, if flawed, but this one feels like a rehash of it in so many ways. And while I think Ryan has a good style that keeps you reading once you’ve started, I finished this book with a meh feeling. Probably because the love-triangle did very little for me, I didn’t really get a sense of any of the characters as being developed. To be totally blunt I really didn’t care if they survived or not. Which is not what you want in this sort of a book. However I think I’m in the minority.