Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: The Becoming (Jessica Meigs)

The Michaluk Virus is loose. In the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, the Michaluk Virus has escaped the CDC, and its effects are widespread and devastating. Most of the population of the southeastern United States have become homicidal cannibals. As society rapidly crumbles under the hordes of infected, three people-Ethan Bennett, a Memphis police officer; Cade Alton, his best friend and former IDF sharpshooter; and Brandt Evans, a lieutenant in the US Marines-band together against the oncoming crush of death and terror sweeping across the world. As Cade, Brandt, and Ethan hole up in a safe house in Tupelo, others begin to join them in their bid for survival. When the infected attack and they're forced to flee, one departs to Memphis in search of answers while the others escape south to Biloxi, where they encounter more danger than they bargained for. And in Memphis, the answers that one man finds are the last answers he wanted, answers that herald a horrific possibility that there may be more to this virus than first suspected.

Paperback236 pages
Published November 12th 2011 by Permuted Press

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WOW...OK first I have to agree with Giselle on this...starting a new zombie series is ALWAYS hard. People think zombie stories are all about blood and gore when in reality its about the fight, survival, and triumphs that the characters overcome. Each character tugs at your heart and you pull for them to fight and survive. This book is exactly like that. I immediately liked Brandt and knew he would be one of my favorites. I liked the military background he has so I knew he would be awesome. When Ethan and Cade are introduced..I will have to admit..I felt more for Cade than Ethan but as the story progresses and "Events" occur you begin to feel for him too. Another one of my favorite characters has a small part in this book but I just have a feeling that she will be more of a fighter in the 2nd book. (I hope!! lol) Her name is Nikki..She is a young 14 year old girl who has managed to survive on her own since the outbreak against all odds. I am really looking forward to delving into here character!!
I read this book in 3 days. I loved it. It had action, suspense, loss, grief, and survival. It had all the characteristics that make a story amazing. I cannot wait to read the 2nd in the series and see what happens next for these characters.

Jessica Meigs is the author of The Becoming, a post-apocalyptic thriller series that follows a group of people trying to survive a massive viral outbreak in the southeastern United States. After gaining notoriety for having written the series on a variety of BlackBerry devices, she self-published two novellas that now make up the first book of the series. In April 2011, she accepted a three-book deal with Permuted Press to publish a trilogy of novels. The first of the trilogy, entitled The Becoming, was released in November 2011 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats. It was also named one of Barnes & Noble's Best Zombie Fiction Releases of 2011 and Best Apocalyptic Fiction Releases of 2011 by reviewer Paul Goat Allen. In March 2012, she released a related novella entitled The Becoming: Brothers in Arms. The second novel in the series, The Becoming: Ground Zero, is coming in July 2012 from Permuted Press, with a third novel, The Becoming: Revelations, to follow. A fourth and fifth book are currently in the process of being written.Jessica lives in semi-obscurity in Demopolis, Alabama. When she's not writing, she works full time as an EMT. She enjoys listening to music and spends way too much time building playlists for everything she writes. When she's not rocking out at concerts or writing or working, she can be found on Twitter @JessicaMeigs, on Facebook (her personal page, her author fan page, and The Becoming series fan page), and right here on Goodreads. You can also visit her website at

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