This is the finale for the Parisitology series by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire), my reviews of Parasite and Symbiont can be found there. While I enjoyed the previous books, the second book wasn’t as good as I hoped. But this conclusion was satisfying, and redeemed the series a bit. It still isn’t amazing, it’s good, but not quite up to the Newsflesh level of amazingness.
This is the sequel to Parasite, and originally it was supposed to be the finale, however, it turns out that this only book two of three. And I’m fine with that, obviously Grant found as she wrote the second book that it just wasn’t resolving in the required space. So rather than cut things out, I’d much rather another book. Grant also wrote the Newflesh series, which I loved, and she really is Seanan McGuire. I had high hopes for the book, but it didn’t reach them. It was good, but it wasn’t great.
This is Mira Grant’s latest novel, and her first after Blackout. Well technically she’s written others as her real name, Seanan McGuire, but anyway. As soon as I heard this book was coming out (which was back in October 2013) I wanted to get it from the library, and it took forever to get it, I think I’ll just buy it next time. So the book is apart of a new series called Parasitology, so, I think you can guess some of the subject matter. And it does have a similar feel to the Newsflesh trilogy, with a few similar moulds of characters, but we’ll come to that. I polished off this rather large (especially in hardback) book in basically two days, because I didn’t want to put it down. The thrill was there, like it was for Newsflesh, and I just had to know what was going to happen next, and now I really want the sequel!