Series: Parasitology #2
Published by Orbit on November 25th 2014
Narrator: Christine Lakin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT'S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES.
THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US.
The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde.
Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.
is yet again doing a fantastic job narrating for Mira Grant. I love her take on Sal!
The beginning of this jumps right in. You really do not even need to read book one to understand but with everything that is going on with Sal early on, I think the background there would be quite helpful. The one critique I have is that Sal is getting a bit on my nerves. She is getting so whiny. Every word that comes out of her mouth is a whine. Yes, she has gone through quite a bit and has find out a lot of stuff that would throw anyone off but … still! She faints every two minutes, I mean almost literally, every two minutes.
stopped just outside a curtain of sliced plastic, cut lengthwise like the screen on a butterfly aviary or a grocery store produce department storage area. I looked at it and swallowed hard. There was something impersonal and medicinal about those dangley strips of waxy plastic, like nothing I was on this side would matter once I was on that side “The broken doors are open.” I murmured.
Just before this she gets some, what can be said to be bad news. I get why those dangley strips of plastic are such a big deal but come on! I just want her to stop. I keep telling myself that she is in the middle of a zombiepocalypse, true, and her parents are a bit crazy, and there is her sister, the stuff with her boyfriend, Adam and Tanzy. It is a lot. Anyone would need a freaking time out. But geez… I wanted to fast forward and get back to the zombies eating people. Yes, please! Gore galore! No more emo stuffs.
The plot of the story is interesting but I just feel like too much was put onto Sal’s emotions. It totally threw me off. Although the audio, and again the narration was fantastic, I found Sal to be so grating that I did not want to finish this! A Mira Grant!
While the plot does have a lot of issues there is definitely some drama and more zombies. Or sleepwalkers. They are not technically zombies but they are sort of… I do like how she made this happen though. As a parasitologist she shows that she knows what she is talking about and it comes through in her fabulous writing. But, even with all of that Sal just drove me so crazy. Thank goodness there were others that used their heads in situations and did not whine every two seconds.
And I realize I probably sound like I am whining about this book! Well, I am. I think maybe after Parasitology my hopes were up too high.
In short: Overall, this IS interesting but there is a lot of nonsensical plot holes and the characters can grate on the nerves.
|Overall:||3 / 5|