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Parasite
Parasite | Mira Grant
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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 Intestinal Bodyguard worm 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.ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont ChimeraFor more from Mira Grant, check out:Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackoutNewsflesh Short Fiction (e-only novellas)Apocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus
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VeryLazyDaisy
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Yep. I‘m in love with Mira Grant. I‘m excited that this is a trilogy! Solid writer.

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VeryLazyDaisy
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Well this is getting interesting..

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lauren.lerner
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We‘ve reached the toddler phase where I am an object to be utilized as a piece of furniture. I‘m not complaining, it‘s pretty cute most of the time.

The tagged book was published in 2013, but I‘ve been saving this Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire series for a special treat. I‘m so glad I did, this book has been just what I needed!

📖🍼🌧
#saturdayreads #currentsituation #suckerforseanan

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Very interesting take on the cleanliness of today‘s society. #quotes

LauraJ Throw away your antibacterial soap! Seriously, Grant is right. 2mo
rubyslippersreads My great-grandmother used to say, “Everybody has to eat a peck of dirt before they die.” 😂🤢 2mo
Crazeedi @LauraJ yep, I've never used antibacterial soaps! 2mo
Crazeedi @rubyslippersreads that's a true saying in my family too!! 2mo
Crazeedi This sounds very interesting! 2mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Neat quote. ‘Conservation of panic‘ makes me giggle

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LauraJ
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I love mad scientist horror stories, especially when the science is backed by enough reality to be plausible. (Heard of Ophiocordyceps unilateralis? Zombie ants?) This story will have you washing your hands and avoiding street tacos for a long time. And you‘ll learn neat facts about parasites!
#teamstoker #24b4Monday #scaryscavengerhunt (where a character dies)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
Andrew65 Sounds like Taccos are off the menu! 3mo
Godpants This has been on my TBR for ages. This is the kind of endorsement I need to actually check it out. 3mo
LeahBergen I have a troubling fascination with parasites. 😆 3mo
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LauraJ
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Started this one today. Crazy science stuff is my jam!
#teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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spookysara
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This knick knack from Michael's is the only thing that I own that encapsulates every part of my personality. Cats, books, horror. Perfectenschlag.
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Gennic Awe! I love him! 9mo
spookysara @Gennic he's my favorite :) 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📖💖 8mo
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Chrys
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I enjoyed the premise of this book, genetically engineered tapeworms develop their own minds and start to take over. Also some thoughts on the concept what makes a person. However it was not without flaws. The characters could have had more depth, and the twist was something that I guessed almost immediately. It sort of felt like reading a movie. If that makes sense. I did overall enjoy it as an easy sci-fi read and will continue the series

Chrys As an added plus my son was immediately intrigued by the concept and is audiobooking it. 10mo
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Chrys
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Thank you so much @ReadingRover for all the goodies in the #SFMBC package you sent!!! The bookmarks are adorable/beautiful and the book choices are perfect. The lotion smells amazing. And I can‘t wait to try blue tea, i had never heard of it and blue is my favorite color 💙💙💙 @Avanders

Avanders Ooooh 😍😍👏🏽🌌 10mo
ReadingRover Yay! I‘m so glad you like the books. The Mira Grant one is quite a chunkster 😝. The blue tea is super fun. The taste is kinda bland until you doctor it up though. Omg I got those erasers cause they‘re a super cute idea & I thought they were going to be the size of the box & they‘re so tiny! But they do smell good. The Strange Bird looks good. I‘ll probably pick it up at some point. You‘ll have to let me know how it is. 10mo
MaleficentBookDragon I am intrigued by blue tea. 🤔 9mo
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bookaholic1
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Mehso-so

I got this book at the dollar store and it was not bad. A crazy scientist and sleep walkers that will kill

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JessicaLynn
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A good midway point in the series. Had to dive right into book three to get my answers! I really like her writing.

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Jamesmelvinmitchell
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I was definitely surprised by this book, I got caught up in the story the characters are likable and relatable. And happy to see that there are more in the series.

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AmyER
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Sometimes humanity is the reason we can‘t have nice things.

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QuothTheAshes
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First time in a long time that a book filled a page of my journal with lines I like. This book is disgusting and interesting and not at all dry like I thought it would be. Moving on to the second part of the series today.

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QuothTheAshes
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I feel like I need a thorough shower after every chapter of this book. The subject matter is so disgusting to me, that I‘m cringing the entire time I‘m reading. Hopefully I get used to it eventually so I can enjoy the rest of the series.

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Soubhiville I liked these, but not as much as the Newsflesh books. What a weird story though!!! 2y
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Kendra.Diane 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
ReviewsMayVary The whole carnivorous plant thing was weird. I wonder if it comes back up later in the series. 🤔 1y
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Bookworm54
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I enjoy how Mira Grant breaks up the main story with other segments which add to the story. The main story of Parasite is mixed in with parts of an ‘out of publish‘ book, an autobiography, transcribed videos, and an interview from Rolling Stones.

SymboGen have developed an intestinal parasite capable of delivering medication to their host. But people have started succumbing to a sleepwalking disease, and it seems that the parasites are to blame!

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What the actual f!*$ ...

#LitsyPartyOfOne

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Bookworm54
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I really enjoyed Feed (though I haven‘t read the rest of the series yet) so I‘m excited to try this one!

#LitsyPartyOfOne

brutalbookworm This trilogy is hands down one of my favorites. You should also try Scott Siglers infected trilogy. 2y
Soubhiville I loved the Newsflesh series and the short stories in Rise that went with it. I thought Parasite was fun, but didn‘t like it quite as much. 2y
Bookworm54 @Soubhiville I‘m glad to hear you still enjoyed it, as the reviews seem fairly so-so. I‘m liking it so far! :) @brutalbookworm I will keep an eye out for him! I did biomedical science and have particular affection for infectious diseases and parasites 😂 so I think this will be right up my street too! 2y
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danibolahood
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Well that was disappointing. I loved her feed series and I like her writing style but there was too much I didn't like about this book to get more then a meh from me. I found the parts between the action scenes quite boring and there were some pretty big plot holes and inconsistencies. I did zone out sometimes while I was reading so maybe I missed something either way I won't be continuing with the series.

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danibolahood
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Loving this book already 💞

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FairyHighRoad
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I love Mira Grant and want to see more of her! #needsmorelove ❤️ #anditsaugust

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FairyHighRoad
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Not technically an #insect but the parasitology trilogy deals with worms that take over human brains. Sounds weird but these books are really good. 🐛 #junebookbugs

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Reagan
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Finished this beast tonight. Did not love it. I only finished it because I had already invested so much time. I will not be reading the rest of the trilogy. Bummer because I was actually really psyched for this one. Oh well, next please!

CherylDeFranceschi Sad to hear it. She's usually so much fun 3y
Reagan I was really interested in the Feed trilogy. Is that worth it? 3y
Zelma @Reagan-reads I haven't read the whole trilogy but Feed is really good! 3y
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Reagan
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Trying to read before work and this little girl keeps putting her face over the top of the book and demanding attention.

Bookzombie 🐱💕 3y
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Soubhiville
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If you don't like creepy crawlies, this book will make you squirm! Some #madscientists create a new strain of tapeworm that's able to keep it's hosts from getting sick- ever. Until something goes wrong, of course. #octphotochallenge.

Onceuponatime That's a fantastic cover...I thought you took a picture of actual pills on your counter. 😆 3y
Soubhiville @Onceuponatime fun huh? The sequel is similar but blue- 3y
Soubhiville There's a third as well, I've not read it yet. 3y
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Onceuponatime @Soubhiville Ooh, sounds right up my alley 3y
RoBa I devoured this series! 3y
LibrarianRyan So have to read this now. 3y
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TeaRainBook
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4/5 stars

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Took until 10% in to get into the story, now at 23% I can't put it down.

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TNbooklover66
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I really need to stop buying books. 😂 #bookhaul

Helen-d Count to Five caught my eye too. 3y
TNbooklover66 I love my kindle but I'm having a need to hold books in my hands phase right now. 😍 3y
MrBook No you don't. Really. You don't. 😁😎👍🏻 3y
Helen-d I've just noticed how much autocorrect sabotaged my comment! 3y
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RachelWeber
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I'm always feverish for a medical thriller and this has everything I need. Just enough science to feel legit and plenty of twists to keep me up past my bedtime.

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