From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Thornton comes a stunning survival series that has readers raving about its dark and gritty thrills. Powerful enemies, twisted memories, a government willing to do anything for control…
STAY ALIVE. DON'T GET BIT.
For sixteen-year-old Gabbi, life on the street isn't much different after a virus sweeps away civilization: watch your back, do anything to survive, protect your friends.
But Gabbi's friends are imprisoned at a refugee camp and every move she makes puts them in more danger. Gabbi will do everything to keep her friends alive, but what if everything isn't enough?
The stakes are bigger than Gabbi could imagine, pitting Feeb against Feeb, with uninfected and Vs against them all. If Gabbi doesn't outsmart everyone, she'll get her and her friends caught--again.This time they won't all make it out alive.
"…This isn't the boxcar children covered with a veneer of wholesomeness. These street kids know how to survive on the streets, and it isn't always pretty… heart-stopping and horrific…." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Where do I even start? I guess here: it's refreshing to finally read a disease-centred apocalyptic story that feels real… cannot wait to see what happens next…." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you like anything (or most things) with quickly-spreading viruses, zombies, realistic teenaged characters, learning how homeless kids get by on the street, action, and strong loyalty…an intriguing, cannot-put-it-down tale…." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"The first book left me hungry for the next one…" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This book was bad@sss…" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Q - What makes the Feast of Weeds series special? An epidemic ravaging the human population. A world spiraling into chaos. People doing whatever it takes to survive. I've always been drawn to the post-apocalyptic genre and thought about end-of-the-world books I've loved--Stephen King's The Stand, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. But also recent stories like The Girl With All the Gifts, The Passage, and even Stranger Things. Big epidemics that reinvent the world are so thrilling. I also love getting into the science, like genetic engineering, that make a situation plausible. Feast of Weeds gives you some of that classic Walking Dead zombie fare, but...without giving too much away...I guarantee you've never read a zombie series like Feast of Weeds before.
My cast of characters are teenagers, but plenty of adults write to say they love the series too. No matter what your age, the Feast of Weeds series is designed to keep you furiously turning those pages.
Q - What order should I read the books in? I think the complete series would be most enjoyable in the following sequence:
Germination (prequel short novel), Contamination, Infestation, Eradication
Q - Why should readers give these books a try? The prequel hit #5 on the New York Times and #8 on the USA Today bestseller lists. I've gotten tons of emails from readers raving over Feast of Weeds (stay-up-all-night-even-with-work-the-next-day kind of love). But more than that, as a reader myself, I am always looking for the next Stranger Things, The Passage, The Girl With All The Gifts. THAT'S the kind of story I hope you'll find in Feast of Weeds. Smart. Dangerous. Gritty. With rip-your-heart-out intensity (literally and figuratively in some cases).
About the Author
Jamie Thornton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feast of Weeds series and the Doormaker series. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two dogs, a garden, lots of chickens, a viola, and a bicycle. She writes stories that take place halfway around the world, in an apocalyptic future, in a parallel universe-her books don't always stick to one genre, but they always take the reader on a dark adventure.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gabbi is a tough street kid and nothing has really changed for her. Stay alive, keep your friends safe, and avoid the V’s and the humans hunting down other humans. But with Gabbi’s friends being held captive her desire to free them could get them killed. She is determined to free them but that might cause more problems. The question is if they will make it to safe haven, if there is even such a thing. Gabby is a really tough character to like. I can understand why she is so hard but it doesn’t make it any easy to like her. But she is bound and determined to get everyone, or as many as possible to freedom. I loved the new characters you meet and can’t wait to see how they play out in the next book. And it is sad but not everyone is going to make it through this book. Although there are some of my favorite characters you can’t have a great apocalyptic story without someone biting the big one. This is a great continuation to an awesome series. I love where Jamie Thornton is taking the story. I can’t believe that there is only one more book for the series. I guess I’m going to have to start on the other books Jamie Thornton’s written. I received Infestation for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.