[Reading] ➿ Kingdom of Needle and Bone By Mira Grant – Fastfood-point-of-sale-2018.info

Kingdom of Needle and Bone We Live In An Age Of Wonders.Modern Medicine Has Conquered Or Contained Many Of The Diseases That Used To Carry Children Away Before Their Time, Reducing Mortality And Improving Health Vaccination And Treatment Are Widely Available, Not Held In Reserve For The Chosen Few There Are Still Monsters Left To Fight, But The Old Ones, The Simple Ones, Trouble Us No.Or So We Thought For With The Reduction In Danger Comes The Erosion Of Memory, As Pandemics Fade From Memory Into Story Into Fairy Tale Those Old Diseases Can T Have Been So Bad, People Say, Or We Wouldn T Be Here To Talk About Them They Don T Matter They Re Never Coming Back.How Wrong We Could Be.It Begins With A Fever By The Time The Spots Appear, It S Too Late Morris S Disease Is Loose On The World, And The Bodies Of The Dead Begin To Pile High In The Streets When Its Terrible Side Consequences For The Survivors Become Clear, Something Must Be Done, Or The Dying Will Never Stop For Dr Isabella Gauley, Whose Niece Was The First Confirmed Victim, The Route Forward Is Neither Clear Nor Strictly Ethical, But It May Be The Only Way To Save A World Already In Crisis It May Be The Only Way To Atone For Her Part In Everything That S Happened.She Will Never Be Forgiven, Not By Herself, And Not By Anyone Else But She Can, Perhaps, Do The Right Thing.We Live In An Age Of Monsters. The logic of the picketers outside Dr Gauley s practice was terribly easy to follow, if she let go of the idea that words had meanings, and chose instead to go down the rabbit hole of correlation equaling causation.A new stand alone from Mira Grant The woman really can make anything entertaining, and this short novella is no different I m with karen on wanting to see this go the way of her mermaid books and get at least another preferably full length novel, too.Cut to the very minimum, this story is set in a world where the anti vaxxing movement has led to the inevitable, and humanity is in the grip of a new plague Yes, Mira Grant isn t subtle with her message in this one, but you know what Subtle isn t working people And genuinely, this movement really does threaten mankind, and if the message finally gets through to someone via the literary equivalent of a hammer to the he It starts with one little girl, the reappearance of a disease that should have long since been eradicated by vaccines, slowly making its way back into the world as anti vaxxer movements rise But this disease has a new strain, and it s leaving wreckage in its wake forcing infamous vaccine activist and pediatrician Isabella Gauley to choose between ethics and life. For anyone unaware, Mira Grant is Seanan McGuire s pseudonym, and if you ve followed my reviews any length of time, you ll know I adore Seanan McGuire and have 5 starred everything I ve ever read by her This was my first read of hers under the Mira moniker, though, and as I ve heard the writing styles vary between the names, I was only hopeful that I d love it just as much as everything else L I K E S The vaccine will protect the immunized children, and the unimmunized will remain pure, untouched by the filthy manmade miracle of modern medicine Their bodies will be lowered into their graves devoid of the imaginary poisons that have replaced smallpox and polio and measles as the bogeymen haunting a parent s heart Thankfully, I was not disappointed in the slightest this novella is an excellent read that I couldn t put down and had to read in one quick sitting because it pulled me in so quickly As always, I loved the writ Mira Grant aka Seanan McGuire continues to amaze me What an incredible story this is A novella that could easily be extended into a book or three This flu epidemic gone wrong dystopian story makes me think it was Grant s other idea to start off her very popular book trilogies Feed or Parasite Regardless of the reason she wrote Kingdom of Needle and Bone, I m sure glad she did Not just another DystopianAt first this story feels like we ve read it a thousand times before But at the core of this story is survival at all costs Even if it involves isolation and a choice to leave others to their doom We all have a natural desire to live and usually dystopian stories take this and turn it into a survival story Grant goes a different direction that feels so plausible it s creepy Twists and TurnsI can t say a lot about this story without too many big spoilers Except to say, as noted abov This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I ve read almost everything written under this author s other name of Seanan McGuire, I can t get my hands on her books fast enough This is the first book I ve under the name Mira Grant and color me impressed I work in a science field and I loved this sci fi worst case scenario of what if with the increasing number of un immunized children there was an unseen consequence that a new pandemic could arise It is smart, well thought out, and told in a very gripping manner.There is a forgotten time when pandemics ran rampant quarantines were common and the threat of a loved one dying from something like Measles, Mumps, Smallpox or Whooping Cough was real When a viral infection could decimate an entire community or reduce the world s population by 25% Those times have been almost forgotten and with the invention of vaccinations those d Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.As many of you know, I adore Seanan McGuire Seriously, she s one of my top favorite authors and I will read anything she puts out under that name What you might not know is that she also writes under the name Mira Grant, and puts out sci fi and techno thriller horror type books Under her Mira brand, she s been hit or miss for me I love the short novellas she puts out from Subterranean Press like this one and the mermaid books are great I didn t particularly care for Feed, but I do plan on reading of the series and seeing if it was just me at the time.One thing that makes Mira s works so much harder for me is how REALISTIC they are They are backed with meticulous scientific information AND THEY SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME.Kingdom of Needle and Bone is deep It s rough It s The difference between hero and villain was so frequently in the paperwork that most people never thought to file I love this book and I need MORE Part of me adored that ending and another part of me, the greedy reader part of me, needs to know what happens next In detail This was my very first Mira Grant Seanan read and I m in awe over how much I loved it I accidentally found Every Heart a Doorway on my library shelf in October 2016 and it became, over the course of one day, my all time favourite book However, I d hesitated to try a Mira book as I had this bizarre notion that they may not be for me Well, to that I now say, Pish posh And bring me another Seanan s characters become real to me in such a short space of time I become fully immersed in their world and the only reason I didn t finish this book within a day was because life vaguely imitated art Nope, I don t have Morris s disease but I did have a lovely time with food poisoning The outbreak was beyond control long before anyone realized it was happening Julie Dillon s dust jacket illustration is absolutely jaw dropping and made me need this book before I even read the blurb It s just so 2.5 starsI never even looked at the page count when I requested this book and I would have been furious if I actually paid 40 for a novella The author tackles and heavily criticizes the anti vaccine movement that has sprouted across the USA in recent years It starts with little Lisa Morris who visits Disney World with her parents She starts feeling sick and less than a week later she is dead She turns out to be patient zero for a virus that spreads quickly, decimating the world s children Once you are infected you have a compromised immune system, effectively opening the way for ever devastating surges of disease Diseases that have been wiped out decades ago with the advent of vaccines.The story itself is good solid writing and reads like an extended what if scenario But because it s a novella the story just moves too fast, skimming over things that could have been explained in detail and leaving little room for character development But one thing is for certain, this author always We never think about what our choices are going to mean for the lives of the ones we love, said Izzy We only think about what they re going to mean for us If we re lucky, we re not the only ones who have to live with them.To vaccinate or not to vaccinate that is the question This book started out STRONG for me Patient zero, Lisa Morris is an eight year old girl on vacation with her family She wakes up one day not feeling well, but it is the last day at the amusement park and she wants to have fun, so she doesn t say anything She s eight, she wants to have fun, who can blame her But unfortunately, she had a virus and the virus always spreads Dr Isabella Gauley is a pediatrician and Lisa s aunt When her sister brings a very sick, Lisa to see her sister it becomes evident, that this is not your run of the mill virus it s a deadly one This is a short book, but the Author covers a lot in the minimal pages she has I found after a strong beginning which had me feeling for Lisa and her family, the middle lagged a little There are those for vaccines, those against, those trying to study the survivors of the virus, and those who lost their family members There are some family issues going on as well in this book and I wondered what is this all for and then BAM that twist at the end, I did not see coming Oh Baby I am pretty sure there is going to be another book in this series I m pr This one was a hit for me Grant eschews any supernatural element and just uses plain ordinary and deadly viral infections to create a world made even frightening because of the realistic potentiality My only complaint is that I wanted Things could continue to get interesting pa

About the Author: Mira Grant

Seanan McGuire.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 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.

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