2022 Book Review: Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant

A Horror, 2013 by Orbit, 504 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Pacing. This one is basically an Act 1 to what will likely be an interesting story. But this one is a little slow and a little drawn out. 
  • Not horror. More like scary science fiction that deals with science we shouldn’t be messing with and the consequences of it. Which is fine, just go in expecting that. 
  • Too many unanswered questions. I like questions to linger, especially if you want me to pick up book two. But this had too many. I’m left feeling a bit frustrated with how little I actually know. 

What I Did Like:

  • Great concept. The idea of messing with humans and their immune systems is not new. But this took it to a new level that felt novel. Loved the concept. 
  • Good main character. Sal is interesting, especially because we meet her on the first day of her brand new life. I like learning all about the state of the world from her, someone who also feels as if they are learning it. 
  • Great lead into book 2. There is a twist that will make most readers intrigued by the concept of what is coming next. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • If you like sci fi that explores humans taking things one step two far, this is a book you’ll enjoy. 
  • If you like thorough build up and exploration of a world before diving into a series, you’ll love this one. 

My Rating: 3 Stars. 

  • Generally a good book, but be wary of what you’re getting into. 

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