Wednesday, October 23, 2013

[Book Review] Parasite by Mira Grant

Parasite (Parasitology, #1)Parasite
Mira Grant
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives...and will do anything to get them.

*ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
”This is not the first thing that I remember. This is the first thing that I was told be remember; this is the memory that has been created for me by the hands and eyes and words of others."
Imagine living in the world that’s so perfect and isolated, the human population has created a way that will require a parasite to leave inside of you. By doing so, you are guaranteeing that the health of a person will improve and there wouldn’t be any more medications, shots, and other medical nonsense. 

But the thing that that has to be planted inside of you looks a lot like this:

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…And it’s ready to take over your body and live.
Change is forever, it cannot be undone. Even if things are returned to their original state, they will still have been changed. They will still remember the act of changing. Change is the great destroyer.

Sally Mitchell was dying but after a miracle and the help of SymboGen Intestinal Bodyguard, she was able to live and enjoy life as a normal person. But she cannot remember anything that happened before her accident and everyone is saying that she has changed. But she likes who she is. She loves her boyfriend Nathan, her few friends and have been getting to know her family more and more. 

Life seems to be getting on track until she witnesses ac act in which everyone calls “sleeping sickness”. People with dead eyes and non spoken words are becoming more violent and the only way to stop them is to kill them. But is SymboGen Corporation really behind this sickness or will Sally find a way to help everyone and discover the truth while still keeping her sanity..?

Oh. MY. Parasite GOD!
With amazingly good developed characters and unbelievable twists, Mira Grant has officially became my favorite author. I have not read any of her previous books but heard that Feed was good and after reading Parasite, I will have to buy everything that she has written. It’s hard for me to get surprised and usually I see the turn of events in most of the books but these twists were something else. Even with some of the scientific explanations and lectures, Mira Grant was able to deliver an incredible story that leaves you wanting more. A must read for anyone that doesn’t mind getting their heartrate quicken..

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