Takes place a couple years after The Rising but before the events of the first full-length novel Feed. Stacey Mason had been cleared of murder after she had to kill her infected son. She has extreme guilt and probably PTSD too. Eventually she is able to move beyond those feelings and adopt two children orphaned during the outbreak.
This was okay, a little bit boring. I‘m glad I read it but I doubt this is necessary to continue on with the series.
I‘m loving these Newsflesh novellas. In this one, it is 2044 and the sole survivor of 2014 San Diego Comic Con tells her story. She remembers back to 2014 where the events of the spread of Kellis-Amberlee happen inside the walls of SDCC. Most of the POVs are from people inside the building, without much knowledge of what is happening on the outside. I was attached to these characters and hoped they‘d survive even though I knew they would not.
A short prequel story, the beginning of the Newsflesh series, which sets up the Kellis-Amberlee virus: a man-made cure for cancer merges with a man-made cure for the common cold and the world falls fast. I felt so much dread, especially since I‘m [now] pretty familiar with things like reliable news sources, modes of virus transmission, and talk of vaccines.
By the end of the story, I am firmly in a world that is in bad, bad shape.
Tagged! Hmm…I think I‘m up to 4-5 times… Not sure. I love everything about it. The style it‘s written in, the scope of the story, the horror, the humor, everything. I even let my brother borrow it, then immediately wanted to reread it and so I went ahead and bought a second copy. 🤣 It‘s seriously one of my favorite books ever. ❤️ 🧟♀️ 🧟♂️ 🧟 ❤️