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.