Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Book Review: "Parasite" by Mira Grant

Parasite (Parasitology, #1)Parasite by Mira Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So a few weeks back, I made a deal with my sister. Or rather, she made a deal with me. If I read this book and Feed for her, she'd read Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre for me. We both put the requests in on Overdrive for audiobooks and waited. I got Parasite before she got either of her two. I imagine that her opinion of my books will be similar to my opinion of this book.

Meh.

So, the story was trying to build up to this insane conclusion about who Sal was. A conclusion that I figured out in the first couple of chapters. Since I knew what was coming, I kept waiting for something bigger to happen, except it never did. And then it ended on a cliffhanger (I do intend to read more). I hate when authors do that. I feel like a series is good if the first book, at least, is standalone. Cliffhangers make me mad. What if the next book never gets published (I'm reading this way after the fact, but you know what I mean)? It feels lazy to me, and I wonder if this is Mira Grant's first book? I don't know.

I honestly thought all of the characters were bland. Except maybe Tansy and Sherman. Both of them were kind of unexpected.

I don't know if I can recommend this book. If it were made into a movie, I'd probably see it, but it'd probably end up in a group with that movie, "Splice" with Sarah Polley and Adrian Brody. Mad scientists whose creations wreak havoc.

I leave you with this:





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