Horror Monday Book Review: How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea by Mira Grant

April 6, 2015 Blog, Horror, Zombies 2

Horror Monday Book Review: How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea  by Mira GrantHow Green This Land, How Blue This Sea: A Newsflesh Novella by Mira Grant
Series: Newsflesh #3.2
Published by Orbit on July 15th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
Pages: 132
Source: Purchase
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A new Newsflesh novella from the New York Times bestselling author that brought you Feed, Mira Grant.

Post-Rising Australia can be a dangerous place, especially if you're a member of the government-sponsored Australia Conservation Corps, a group of people dedicated to preserving their continent's natural wealth until a cure can be found. Between the zombie kangaroos at the fences and the zombie elephant seals turning the penguin rookery at Prince Phillip Island into a slaughterhouse, the work of an animal conservationist is truly never done--and is often done at the end of a sniper rifle.

My Thoughts Horror

Another in the Newsflesh trilogy. This one is a novella that, unlike the other two novellas, must be read in order! If you have not read the actual Newsflesh Trilogy a lot of the information in this one will not go with the story. Although this is a novella, it is almost like a continuation of the first three.

That being said, this one isn’t quite as horrific as say, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, which was off the charts horrifying, but this one does have its moments. Here we actually get to see more of how things are handled in Australia, which needless to say, is quite different than how the rest of the world hands the zombiepocalypse. That doesn’t mean they do it wrong, but just different.

I loved that we are basically getting a first hand view of what it would be like if this were to happen in Australia. Poor wombats, koalas, and kangaroos are over amplification weight but that isn’t going to stop people from protecting them. Seems like a disaster in the waiting right?!

This story did keep me on the edge of my seat, much like all of Mira Grant’s writing. But there was also a relaxed way about it. It was not at all as intense as some of her other work, although some of the situations were. A little bit slower but still deep in zombie territory. Liked it but didn’t love it.

The Author Horror

About Mira Grant

Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp Cannibals scenario remains unchallenged.

Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama.

Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same.

Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.





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2 Responses to “Horror Monday Book Review: How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea by Mira Grant”

    • Christina

      I know! I’m in the middle of Parasite right now and I hate when I have to put it down for real life!