Series: Newsflesh #3.2
Published by Orbit on July 15th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
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.
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.