Feed was amazing, one of my favorite books from last year. Deadline didn’t really work for me as I didn’t like the new point of view character. I had no intention of reading Blackout but the ending of Deadline stuck with me and I just had to know what happened next. I was glad that I decided to listen to Blackout because it really rounded the series together and gave me a better appreciation for Deadline. I still think that Feed, by itself, is a much stronger book than the series as a whole, but for my first Mira Grant series, I come away from it as wanting to read more from her.
My biggest takeaway from this series is that zombie books that focus less on the zombies and use them as a plot device still work. Yes, the zombie genre is getting cliche’ and old, but strong characters and a good plot always work, regardless of the backdrop. Another large thing I learned about myself, as a reader, while reading this series, is that I can really dislike a decision an author makes but still continue with the series, and not think badly of that author.
I’m not sure I’m going to read Feadback. As much as I liked Feed, I’m not a huge believer that telling the same story from a different viewpoint really works. Then again, I told myself I wouldn’t listen to Blackout and did, so who knows.
13/25 Possible Score
2 – Plot
3 – Characters
3 – World Building
3 – Writing Style
2 – Heart & Mind Aspect