by Jessica Meigs
Kindle Edition – Read June 30, 2015
Original Release Date: November 19, 2011
Length: 236 pages
Official Description: (This is book #1 of The Becoming series)
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.
Well that was fun, it took a while to get in to, but it was fun. This is a great zombie book, I haven’t read one this good in a while. Once I got into the book I whizzed right through it. These zombies were caused by the Michaluk Virus, let loose by experimentation from the CDC, of course their headquarters are located in Atlanta. So many zombie stories start in Atlanta, darn you CDC for experimenting, but this one did not stay there too long. What makes this good is that it’s not really about the zombies, yeah they are there, they are typical, yet different. We see them sometimes, mostly we run from them, survive, plan. This story is about survival, trying to cling to humanity and friends as the world falls down, learning about the zombies who we know little to nothing about. The gang grows, then shrinks then grows. They separate it’s all very epic. It is clichéd and predictable in parts, I’ve always thought if anyone would survive the zombie apocalypse it would definitely be the people in the military, they are weapons and survival trained. These two protagonist are military and they show how tough they really are. I like the bonds, the doubts, the insanity in parts. I like the action of the zombies, the differences these guys have to every other one. I can’t say it’s the best zombie book I’ve read, but it sure is fun. If you like zombies then you’ll probably enjoy this story. The one big thing that gets me is the different POV. I’ve always hated having more than 2 even more than 1, everyone seems to have their own view and it makes the story choppy and less fluid.
My Favorite Quote:
“He was a rabbit trying to out run a fox, hunted, desperate. ”