Kingdom of Needle and Bone

Kingdom of Needle and Bone

Mira Grant / Jun 20, 2019

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

  • Title: Kingdom of Needle and Bone
  • Author: Mira Grant
  • ISBN: Kingdom of Needle and Bone
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  • Page: 189
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  • 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 w 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, Limited, 128 pages Published December 31st 2018 by Subterranean Press More Details Original Title Kingdom of Needle and Bone ISBN 159606871X ISBN13 9781596068711 Edition Language English URL Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Kingdom of Needle and Bone, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Forthcoming Books 526 books 1,968 voters 2018 December Releases 53 books 67 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 28, 2018 karen rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley oh, man i forgot to float this on pubday ahem NOW AVAILABLE thanks, assholes for some reason, the synopsis for this one didn t excite me no zombies, no sentient tapeworms, no killer mermaids, just a faceless, familiar threat regular old disease i didn t grab the novella right away on netgalley, but when i finally did commit to it, i realized how stupid i had been, and i was like YOU DUMMY, THIS IS MIRA GRANT because one of the best things about her books has always been the amount oh, man i forgot to float this on pubday ahem NOW AVAILABLE thanks, assholes for some reason, the synopsis for this one didn t excite me no zombies, no sentient tapeworms, no killer mermaids, just a faceless, familiar threat regular old disease i didn t grab the novella right away on netgalley, but when i finally did commit to it, i realized how stupid i had been, and i was like YOU DUMMY, THIS IS MIRA GRANT because one of the best things about her books has always been the amount of medical detail, and how convincing, how chillingly plausible those facts have made her stories seem so horrific, so credible so, yeah, this is just about disease it is just about what could happen if the anti vaxxers keep pushing medical information into the world that is much less convincing than what supports mira grant s this is how we could have zombies speculation and in this case, just becomes so much pants shittingly terrifying than any creature based horror tale could because the truth is, with enough misinformed douchebags out there, we could be totally wiped out and misinformed douchebags with the power to wipe us all out is something i have already learned to fear way than killer mermaids.i would love to see this developed into a longer series, the way her novella Rolling in the Deep eventually led to dr gauley is wonderfully flawed in that way very specific to mira grant, particularly her dr mad scientist characters, and she could easily carry a series, with brooke and sandy and mark rounding out her quirky and meticulously diverse team of pals and colleagues i m glad i was able to read this, and i m glad mira grant is such a powerhouse of productivity, because knowing her, if she wanted to, she could have a trilogy set in this world written in 2 3 months, tops and it would be magnificent thank you, netgalley review TK another 40 novella from subterranean that i am too poor to justify buying buy it and read it to me over the phone come to my blog flag 165 likesLike see review View all 26 comments Nov 05, 2018 Debra rated it liked it Shelves netgalley 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 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 pretty sure this is the prequel and I know that I will be reading the next book if said book does in fact come out.So why 3 stars BTW 3 stars means I liked it The book began brilliantly and ended with a shocking twist But the middle, at times, left me feeling underwhelmed I liked some of the characters, but I did not feel for them as I did little Lisa at the beginning of the book Having said that, I think this book series is going places Grant left me wanting with that twist I love when a book leaves me with my mouth hanging open A solid read that I hope is going to result in a full fledged novel with the continuation of this story.Thank you to Subterranean Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Read of my reviews at openbookpost flag 59 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Dec 02, 2018 destiny howling libraries rated it it was amazing Shelves owned digital, horror, shorts and novellas, sci fi, adult 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 a 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 writing style as a whole while I recognized some differences between it and her Seanan McGuire voice , I also saw a lot of similarities that had me feeling right at home from the first chapter It didn t really matter whether Morris s disease was manmade or not It was a killer either way I also found the plot fascinating and relevant despite the fact that it s a sci fi horror crossover, it definitely struck me as the sort of thing we could see happen right here in our own world, which is a terrifying thought I found that she did an excellent job of giving us enough medical information to really be engaging and complex, without ever beating the reader over the head with terminology or making the text dry and slow The outbreak was beyond control long before anyone realized it was happening Finally, the characters are enjoyable and diverse , and while they don t always do the right things, their motives are never hard to recognize or relate to aside from the twist ending, which I won t spoil for you, but I ll say that I thought it was executed brilliantly D I S L I K E S Of such small moments are disasters made I think the only complaint I have is that there s not quite enough of anything here It s a wonderful read, but it absolutely feels like it should be a prequel novella, not the full story knowing Mira s track record, though looking at you, Rolling in the Deep I m definitely crossing my fingers for a follow up F I N A L THOUGHTS Overall, while I wanted a little from the story, I was pleased with Kingdom of Needle and Bone and am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this I pre ordered the Subterranean Press hardback months ago, but couldn t pass up the opportunity to review this early, and now I am definitely pleased that I know I have one of those limited copies on its way to me later this month, because this is definitely a story I will happily revisit in the future RECOMMENDING TO I recommend this to any fans of Mira Grant s Seanan McGuire s writing and anyone who enjoys character driven sci fi horror crossovers that focus on medical epidemics I do not recommend this book for anyone belonging to the anti vaxxer movement, because well, you will probably find yourself offended.Content warnings for child death, epidemics, murder All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Subterranean Press for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review Buddy read with Kaleena, who unfortunately did not love this story, but who wrote a very valid and thoughtful review as well flag 50 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 02, 2019 Mel Epic Reading rated it it was amazing Shelves arc netgalley, own ebook 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 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 above, that things do not play out the way you may be expecting As with many novellas there is a focus on plot and little left for characters Trust me there is enough pot here that you ll be flipping pages like crazy I wish I could talk about the spoilers, because they are sooo awesome All I can say is read it I read an ebook that only cost 4.99 on Kobo It was worth every penny to take a long book break and be reminded that whether it s Grant or McGuire on the cover this author is one of my absolute favourites of the 21st century flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 02, 2019 Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves kfa, short n sweet, teotwawki, into the woods 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 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 head, then excellent And even with a very strong emphasis on the message, this is a fantastic story Though there were a couple of hints, there was a moment that left me absolutely reeling, and therein lies the real genius of Mira Grant no matter what you think you know, no matter how many books she writes, she can still bring a twist to bear that just slaps the reader in the face And I love it every time Edit The other magic of Mira Grant is the science see this article from all the way back in 2015 proving her scenario disturbingly plausible is this not everywhere flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 11, 2018 Steven rated it really liked it Shelves sci fi superheroes, horror, netgalley or publisher, read in 2018 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 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 scary less because of the outbreaks, which are scary, and because of what led to them fear, ignorance, and the power of the stupidity en masse.I don t want to spoil anything, and this is a shortie at 128 or so pages But if you re prepared to see some of the nasty side of humanity, you can pick this up If you re prepared to see some of the better sides as well, this book has that covered too Because if there s one thing Seanan Mira excels at, it s showing ALL sides of humanity s light and darkness in glorious detail flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 12, 2018 Schizanthus rated it it was amazing Shelves mine all mine, signed 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 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 delightfully creepy and mysterious and sinister I would advise with this book that you read the blurb but not much else I want everyone to experience this book as I did, not knowing how everything was going to unfold until it did so with each page turn The only thing I would mention is that if you re strongly against the use of vaccinations then there s a fair chance this isn t a book you want to add to your TBR pile No matter how much she wanted it, this was one nightmare she would never wake from I am the proud owner of copy 35 of 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies flag 19 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Sonja Arlow rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves sci fi, short stories or novellas, 2019 read, netgalley 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 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 delivers fantastic endings and this one was no different.Netgalley ARC flag 16 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Sep 14, 2018 Lena rated it it was amazing Recommended to Lena by karen Shelves karen, netgalley, medical That s the thing about monsters, Angie, said Izzy, lowering the gun It takes one to know one Oh My God Mira Grant You gave me chills and they re multiplying But I m smiling through my palpitations because this story was an outstanding medical doomsday drama with a hopeful ending.And a twist the black heart of me enjoyed Thanks again Karen, there s a reason I have shelf named after you flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 26, 2018 Patrick rated it liked it 2.6This is the 7th work by this author that I ve read and as much as I wanted to like it, I had a hard time getting into it The biggest issue to me is that throughout much of it, the book reads like an angry op ed piece than a novella The language gets very heavy handed, preachy, and condescending to the point it sounded like the author was just talking to me rather than that I was reading in world dialogue I am a bit sympathetic with that tendency given the subject matter The anti 2.6This is the 7th work by this author that I ve read and as much as I wanted to like it, I had a hard time getting into it The biggest issue to me is that throughout much of it, the book reads like an angry op ed piece than a novella The language gets very heavy handed, preachy, and condescending to the point it sounded like the author was just talking to me rather than that I was reading in world dialogue I am a bit sympathetic with that tendency given the subject matter The anti vaxxer movement is dangerous even in very small numbers and this book is just one thought experiment illustrating why that s the case As well, it s a very frustrating movement to deal with given the shoddy grounds and willful ignorance it s based on Granted, giving the other side a fair portrayal is not the point of this book and I don t really expect that, especially given how hard it would be to achieve, But the way so much of this book is written, I doubt it would change any anti vaxxer s mind given how condescending it comes off If that conversion s not the point of the painstakingly drawn out explanations, I m not sure what is All that said, the preachiness wouldn t be a huge deal if it were occasional I could get over that even if those parts were a little boring But given the short length of the novella format, this issue also gets in the way of there even being much book left to enjoy The plot is very brief and has few actual plot points to it When I thought about how little actually happens in the book, I was kind of surprised it took even the short two hours it took to read The scenes that are there are often rushed Much of the progression is achieved through sweeping summaries Given the brevity and scarcity of actual in scene storytelling, the characterization is left flimsy given the little time and attention allowed each character I had some trouble remembering who was who because the story felt like it was taking a backseat to the grandstanding This weakened some of the points in the story that had the potential to be much powerful.There were definitely some good aspects to this book The plot that was there ended up being pretty cool with some nice twists that could ve been even better if I d had time with the characters Despite the preachiness, the characters, even the good guys, still manage to show gray morality from time to time and some of the bigger character moments that did get screentime were pretty strong With subtlety and nuance, I think the themes could ve been illustrated much better, but they are there and they are very important I suppose one benefit of the preachiness is that the information is fairly clear and approachable I imagine if you really are in the dark on this issue, this book could be helpful in explaining some of the big issues in this area, despite it being a work of fiction In the end, there was still just too much that got in the way for me to enjoy this one that much If you re interested in a book exploring the medical horror of potential fallout from the anti vaccination movement, you might enjoy this one But for the most part, I d say skip it Mira Grant has several other books you d probably enjoy After all, my biggest disappointment is that I know she can do a lot better.I was provided an advanced copy by NetGalley All opinions herein are my own flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 06, 2018 Denise rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, 2018 free ebooks, 2018 novellas, september 2018, women authors 2018 This is the first book I have read by Mira Grant although I am from familiar with her other writings under the name Seanan MaGuire I understood that Grant s books leaned toward horror which is not a genre that I typically read, however I was intrigued by the description of a viral epidemic and how it disrupted, first Canada, and then the greater world in several waves of massive loss of life This is a fairly short book and I will try to avoid spoilers The main character and her sisters suffer This is the first book I have read by Mira Grant although I am from familiar with her other writings under the name Seanan MaGuire I understood that Grant s books leaned toward horror which is not a genre that I typically read, however I was intrigued by the description of a viral epidemic and how it disrupted, first Canada, and then the greater world in several waves of massive loss of life This is a fairly short book and I will try to avoid spoilers The main character and her sisters suffer a loss in the very beginning of the story The dynamics between the three sisters is complex and they are enmeshed both emotionally and politically Seemingly at the center of the conflict is the question of bodily autonomy versus required vaccinations, yet a different underlying issue is foreshadowed and leads to a horrific twist at the end I found the characters well drawn and was glad I took a chance and tried a Mira Grant story Thank you NetGalley flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 24, 2018 Jo rated it it was ok I was super excited when the blurb for this came out because I am a big Seanan McGuire Mira Grant fan, and the subject of the book sounded right up my alley Crazy disease that knocks out a bunch of the world I m in The book started off exciting you re immediately introduced to poor patient zero Lisa, the niece of the protagonist of the book However, she quickly dies before you can get too attached The book largely felt like a prequel to the Real Book I felt a bit detached as I was reading I was super excited when the blurb for this came out because I am a big Seanan McGuire Mira Grant fan, and the subject of the book sounded right up my alley Crazy disease that knocks out a bunch of the world I m in The book started off exciting you re immediately introduced to poor patient zero Lisa, the niece of the protagonist of the book However, she quickly dies before you can get too attached The book largely felt like a prequel to the Real Book I felt a bit detached as I was reading and didn t connect or wasn t made to care for the characters enough to feel fully invested in the story The story felt cursory and not detailed rich enough There was a hint of an interesting backstory, but as soon as it got intriguing, the book ended, and the backstory wasn t explored Thank you to Subterranean Press and NetGalley for the ARC flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 08, 2018 Devann rated it really liked it Shelves a adult, c arcs, g scifi dystopian, t novella, z 18 09 scifi september, 4 0 star, z 18 netgalley, cr morally gray I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyI know I know, I read this one waaaaay early, but I love this author so much and also it s Sci Fi September at least for me so I figured I would just go for it This book definitely has in common with her older works like Parasitology and Newsflesh than her newer stuff Grant s popular books have always been categorized by their creepy but incredibly plausible medical horror and there is pretty much nothing believable in this day and I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyI know I know, I read this one waaaaay early, but I love this author so much and also it s Sci Fi September at least for me so I figured I would just go for it This book definitely has in common with her older works like Parasitology and Newsflesh than her newer stuff Grant s popular books have always been categorized by their creepy but incredibly plausible medical horror and there is pretty much nothing believable in this day and age than anti vaxxers bringing about some kind of super disease apocalypse I really liked the overall concept of this book and also found all the characters to be incredibly real and 3 dimensional even if most of them were not necessarily likable while making hard choices, but I think that adds to the realistic nature of the whole thing The only reason I didn t give this 5 stars is because it did seem to me like it could have been a little bit longer The ending came up pretty abruptly and it took me a minute to understand some things revealed towards the end and made the whole thing seem a bit like a prequel to a longer story It still stands alone pretty decently, but I think that she could easily continue with another book flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Roz rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, science fiction Whenever she releases a new book I don t even care what it is about I just buy it Well, it was pretty tough to get hold of this book outside of the US, I didn t appreciate to have to ask for a favour, but I have it and I read it and it was great I can see her making this into a full length novel flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Christina rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019, dcvsmarvel 2019 dj First book novella of 2019 finished in a few hours the book is only slightly over 100 pages and HOT DAMN It was a good one I have a small obsession with stories about viruses Sometimes fictions about occurrences that could potentially become very real happenings are scarier than anything an author can cook up supernaturally I am hoping Mira Grant takes a page out of her own killer mermaid book and writes a full book set in this world flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Kimberly rated it really liked it When you open news channel and read about outbreaks of once eradicated diseases because of an increasing number of citizens refusing to vaccinate In Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Grant offers a possible chilling outcome of this new movement.We follow, Dr Isabella Gauley, whose eight year old niece was patient zero in what would become known as Morris s disease When an eradicated virus rears its ugly head and causes a pandemic outbreak, one that has long reaching consequences.One thing I lo When you open news channel and read about outbreaks of once eradicated diseases because of an increasing number of citizens refusing to vaccinate In Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Grant offers a possible chilling outcome of this new movement.We follow, Dr Isabella Gauley, whose eight year old niece was patient zero in what would become known as Morris s disease When an eradicated virus rears its ugly head and causes a pandemic outbreak, one that has long reaching consequences.One thing I love about Grant is her chilling ability to make her stories feel very realistic She fills her stories with thought provoking facts and easy to digest scientific jargon She writes intense and interesting characters whose stories and circumstances hook me from the first page.While vaccines are readily available to everyone, we quickly see how money and privilege will change the outcome for some as a second wave of illness spreads worldwide.This story is far from over, and while there isn t a mention of it, I anticipate this is only the first story in what has already proven to be a riveting tale I have questions about the sisters, and want a broader look at the world and others.Siblings, secrets and global reaction left me itching for from this world What happens next This story is available in eBook format and from Subterranean Press as one of their deluxe hardcover editions This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Mhairi rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 reads, favorites Seanan does it again I m dead flag 3 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 01, 2018 Lizzy Bent Bookworm rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 releases, arc, read in 2018, received for review, favorites Check out my blog over at The Bent Bookworm I am officially blown away This little novella was amazing in both its detail and capacity for evoking emotions I am absolutely stunned, and as a medical professional I am HARD to impress with books of this subject matter Usually I find myself rolling my eyes so hard they hurt when reading books with doctors or nurses as the main characters, but not so with Kingdom of Needle and Bone While this is, technically, a science fiction apocalyptic nove Check out my blog over at The Bent Bookworm I am officially blown away This little novella was amazing in both its detail and capacity for evoking emotions I am absolutely stunned, and as a medical professional I am HARD to impress with books of this subject matter Usually I find myself rolling my eyes so hard they hurt when reading books with doctors or nurses as the main characters, but not so with Kingdom of Needle and Bone While this is, technically, a science fiction apocalyptic novel, it felt so close to what could or might happen that I found my heart pounding in my chest, my throat constricting with pain for the loss experienced by the characters It is just close enough to the truth to be a truly uncomfortable read, and that makes it powerful I loved Dr Isabel, who truly cares about people and does everything in her power to help them, but who is also coldly logical to the very, very bitter end How far is too far, to protect the ones we love To protect the world Somehow even in these few pages, Mira Grant manages to explore the age old question do we act based on the greater good, or for the good of the few closest to us Which makes us a monster I only wish this novella had been a full length book I was not ready to leave any of the characters behind, I wanted of their stories I will definitely be reading of Mira Grant s books, as well as looking out for her other books written under the name Seanan McGuire.Blog Twitter Bloglovin Instagram Google flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Kal Reader Voracious rated it it was ok Shelves e arc, science fiction, speculative fiction, adult fiction, novellas and short stories Of such small moments are disasters made Friends, it pains me to say that this was just not the book for me This is my first Mira Grant Seanan McGuire read and while I absolutely adored the plot, unfortunately the writing style and narrative voice just did not work for me This is definitely a case of right book, wrong reader Many of them would continue to leave their homes even as they began feeling unwell The virus would spread The virus always spreads Lisa Morris is an 8 year Of such small moments are disasters made Friends, it pains me to say that this was just not the book for me This is my first Mira Grant Seanan McGuire read and while I absolutely adored the plot, unfortunately the writing style and narrative voice just did not work for me This is definitely a case of right book, wrong reader Many of them would continue to leave their homes even as they began feeling unwell The virus would spread The virus always spreads Lisa Morris is an 8 year old girl on vacation in Florida She is starting to feel a little sick, but it is their last day and she doesn t want to miss out on going to the amusement park for one last time By the time she gets home to California, she s very sick and thanks to trams, rides, and airplane rides so are hundreds of others Lisa s Patient Zero of the Morris Disease outbreak and the first casualty The world is forever changed.The third person omniscient narrative style just didn t work for me here The first 20% or so felt like a report, and even after the narrative voice kind of shifted to focus a bit on Dr Izzy Gauley I never really connected with any of the characters The novella is definitely plot driven, and the consequence of the narrative voice for me was that it was hard to care about the characters A world that had been willing to reject the efficacy of vaccines suddenly found itself on the verge of being forced to live without them, and it was not prepared I found the continual reminder of herd immunity and the issue of the anti vaccine movement to be on the heavy handed side Initially I was very interested in that as a starting point for this speculative fiction piece on potential outbreaks, but it was harped on so repetitively throughout the narrative that I became almost numb to it It also seemed like an odd choice to me given the fact that the story is told in third person omniscient had it been a first person narrative the repetition would have at least made a bit sense to me although I still would have been annoyed Overall the narrative style of this book was not for me, but I really enjoyed the overall plot and twist at the end In talking with Destiny, I have learned that the narrative style is the author s stylistic choice, so I definitely would recommend this novella to fans of Mira GrantPRESENTATION lgbtiap gay side characters , the world is effortlessly racially diverseCONTENT TRIGGER WARNINGS death, grief, loss of a loved one Many thanks to the publisher for sending me an eARC via NetGalley for review Quotations are taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon publication. Buddy read with DestinyBlog Twitter Pinterest flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 20, 2018 Deborah Ross rated it it was amazing Kingdom of Needle and Bone belongs in the tradition of epidemic thrillers, always a favorite of mine for their medical neepery In this story, a measles like a virus Morris s Disease results in a loss of immunity to all pathogens Besides the illness itself, with its fever, rashes, and so forth, the patient s immune system loses the ability to remember being exposed to any other infection Therefore no immunization to any disease gives protection The mortality rate from this disease is ve Kingdom of Needle and Bone belongs in the tradition of epidemic thrillers, always a favorite of mine for their medical neepery In this story, a measles like a virus Morris s Disease results in a loss of immunity to all pathogens Besides the illness itself, with its fever, rashes, and so forth, the patient s immune system loses the ability to remember being exposed to any other infection Therefore no immunization to any disease gives protection The mortality rate from this disease is very high, but worse yet is that the survivors are left without the ability to fight off future infections of any type The only way they can survive is by complete quarantine, which figures prominently in the story.The story begins with journalistic descriptions of Patient Zero, her fatal illness, and the spread of the disease, which is highly contagious and easily spread by contact with inanimate objects such as door knobs A personal view of the unfolding catastrophe comes through the point of view of that child s aunt, Dr Isabelle Gauley, a physician who later devises a strategy to save humankind from the epidemic Some medical thrillers jump from one point of view to the next, showing the many different and varied experiences as characters either succumb to whatever plague has arisen or take part in finding a solution By focusing on just one character who has a personal relationship to the first victim and who also has complicated relationships with other members of her family, Grant skillfully sets up the surprising twist at the end Cataclysmic historical events like the Black Plague of the 14th Century CE affect multitudes but can be emotionally remote unless dramatized through the lives of individual characters Grant achieves both the world changing nature of a pandemic and the intimate journey and ultimate personal responsibility of a small set of characters.One of the most interesting aspect of this story, a biting social commentary on public issues today, is the question of personal bodily autonomy Widespread refusal to vaccinate children lowers herd immunity to the point that communicable diseases easily spread We see that today in unprotected populations with outbreaks of preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough, and polio Faced with a high mortality rate from highly infectious Morris s Disease, public health authorities in Kingdom of Needle and Bone mandate immunization with rare medical exceptions That raises the question about which principle takes precedence the individual right of self determination or the health and the very lives of the community, especially those who are immunocompromised and cannot be vaccinated The central character, Dr Gauley, argues There are always going to be people who insist that vaccination is a personal choice, and that if we take that choice away, we must necessarily take other choices away that the right to refuse a vaccine is the same as the right to refuse to donate a kidney, or the right to say that no one else is allowed to use your body as a life support system without your full and knowing consent Following the principle of unintended consequences, pro vaccination public health officials find themselves unwillingly allied with anti abortion forces who see both as a violation of bodily autonomy But where does personal liberty end and survival of the human species prevail This thoughtful medical thriller adds a nuanced moral perspective without bashing the reader over the head with any particular viewpoint, and while engaging the reader in a fast paced, absorbing read The usual disclaimer I received a review copy of this book, but no one bribed me to say anything about it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Donna rated it liked it Shelves science fiction fantasy Dr Isabella Gauley creates a haven for people who haven t been infected with a disease that wipes out the body s immunity to little things like measles, whooping cough, etc.I keep reading books by Mira Grant Seanan McGuire because her premises are awesome This one is disease sweeps the world , anti vaccination is irresponsible , how are we going to prevent everyone from dying These all sound great to me so I gave it a try The thing is, I frequently end up disappointed in the storytellin Dr Isabella Gauley creates a haven for people who haven t been infected with a disease that wipes out the body s immunity to little things like measles, whooping cough, etc.I keep reading books by Mira Grant Seanan McGuire because her premises are awesome This one is disease sweeps the world , anti vaccination is irresponsible , how are we going to prevent everyone from dying These all sound great to me so I gave it a try The thing is, I frequently end up disappointed in the storytelling This one was a novella that moved quickly but treated everything so superficially that I couldn t really care about the characters When you re reading a book where everyone may die from a hideous pandemic and you re like uh hunh disappointing.I ll probably keep trying her books because when the author hits like with the first two books in the Wayward Children series , she is great Here s where I m sliding this book into the seven books I ve previously read by Grant McGuire from most to least liked Every Heart a Doorway , Down Among the Sticks and Bones , Rosemary and Rue , Beneath the Sugar Sky , Kingdom of Needle and Bone , Feed , Parasite and the hated it Discount Armageddon flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 27, 2018 Gerardo Delgadillo rated it it was amazing I received an ARC e book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.5 out of 5 stars KINGDOM OF NEEDLE AND BONE has a very interesting premise that I find quite intriguing I was totally immersed in this novel However, I was worried I d received an incomplete e book because the progress was advancing too fast And then, boom, the book ended when it got super interesting.I wanted I got the same feeling I experienced while reading THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin, where the first 100 pages I received an ARC e book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.5 out of 5 stars KINGDOM OF NEEDLE AND BONE has a very interesting premise that I find quite intriguing I was totally immersed in this novel However, I was worried I d received an incomplete e book because the progress was advancing too fast And then, boom, the book ended when it got super interesting.I wanted I got the same feeling I experienced while reading THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin, where the first 100 pages are an extremely interesting introduction to what happens next In that case, I felt a bit cheated when suddenly a chapter starts with One hundred years later or something like that Again, I wanted of those masterfully crafted first 100 pages.In the KINGDOM OF NEEDLE AND BONE case, I didn t feel cheated just wanted and and But maybe, this short novel is the intro to another, lengthy one Highly recommended Just beware This novel is short and the story feels rushed toward the end.More on my blog flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Marzie rated it really liked it 4.5 StarsMira Grant, aka Seanan McGuire loves a good biological horror story And you don t need to look very far afield for sci fi inspiration these days when you look at the current news with things like measles outbreaks surging in the face of anti vaxxer madness Writing on a topic in which she excels the non selective brutality of viruses and potential for disastrous mistakes with genetic engineering McGuire envisions a world in which herd immunity to measles has broken down because there 4.5 StarsMira Grant, aka Seanan McGuire loves a good biological horror story And you don t need to look very far afield for sci fi inspiration these days when you look at the current news with things like measles outbreaks surging in the face of anti vaxxer madness Writing on a topic in which she excels the non selective brutality of viruses and potential for disastrous mistakes with genetic engineering McGuire envisions a world in which herd immunity to measles has broken down because there is no longer a protective veil of a substantial vaccinated population It is a world which the death toll from a new strain of a virus similar to measles dwarfs that of the Spanish Flu of 1918 But what if such a virus also damaged your immune system s ability to form new immune reactions to other diseases From a scientific standpoint it s not too far a stretch, and from a social public health standpoint, you re talking about the potential to wipe out wide swaths of the earth s population Isolating the uninfected seems likely to be the only way to secure the species future.While this book, to some extent, covers conceptual terrain that McGuire Grant has previously covered in her Newsflesh series, Kingdom of Needle and Bone makes a marked departure from her previous works in terms of it s overtly political stance and its crystal clear thoughts on things like social welfare greater common good and reproductive choice Longtime readers of McGuire will not be particularly surprised This is a very important topic, swathed in the velvet of fiction It s a bold stance in that many in the sciences will applaud.I ll be discussing this book on the blog with Alex and Janelle KIngdom of Needle and Bone releases on Monday, December 31st flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Nichole rated it really liked it review of another edition Since this story was pretty short, I won t give away any details All I can say is that this could happen I am a huge fan of this author, and as usual I really enjoyed her writing.I received a copy from Net Galley All thoughts and opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 17, 2018 Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 books, netgalley, read in lafayette, science fiction This book is terrifying because it s actually a possibility, and it made me so angry Get vaccinated It s a fast read and one you won t soon forget Thank you NetGalley and publisher for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Erin rated it liked it Shelves sci fi I adore Mira Grant, and her extremely well researched science and believable and unbelievably creepy fiction As always, Grant creates a wholly realistic and terrifying world, and a fascinating thought experiment.There are intriguing hints of complex morally grey characters But in this novella, we spend far too little time with the characters to really connect with them, besides perhaps Izzy I would love for this to be a prequel to a larger series or novel There is so much here to work with I adore Mira Grant, and her extremely well researched science and believable and unbelievably creepy fiction As always, Grant creates a wholly realistic and terrifying world, and a fascinating thought experiment.There are intriguing hints of complex morally grey characters But in this novella, we spend far too little time with the characters to really connect with them, besides perhaps Izzy I would love for this to be a prequel to a larger series or novel There is so much here to work with.I desperately want to unpack that ending with another human I m still in the wait, what stage.That said, while I am unambiguously pro vaccine, the message here was so heavy handed Much of the time it felt like reading a big ole fuck you to anti vaxxers There seems to be an underlying anger in this book, and I wonder about the purpose of it Good book for a book club Lots to discuss Vaccines are necessary The future is vaguely terrifying flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Elentarri rated it liked it Shelves fantasy and sf This is something of a apocalypse post apocalyse short story, with an interesting twist at the end However, the writing style was a bit flat not to mention repetitative and preachy and the characters were rather one dimensional The concept was interesting, if not entirely new, but the author can do better in terms of execution The end result would probably have been better if the author had written a lengthy novel In any event, I did enjoy the story flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Bonnie McDaniel rated it liked it Shelves read in 2018, science fiction, medical thriller I suspect this will prove to be a marmite of a book people will love it or hate it I definitely don t hate it, but I m not quite sure I love it either.This is not the fault of the author This book is typical Mira Grant well researched, thought out, and written The POV here is omniscient, an unusual choice for this kind of book previous Grant books have been first or tight third person narratives , but the reason why becomes apparent at the end What s also apparent from the get go is the I suspect this will prove to be a marmite of a book people will love it or hate it I definitely don t hate it, but I m not quite sure I love it either.This is not the fault of the author This book is typical Mira Grant well researched, thought out, and written The POV here is omniscient, an unusual choice for this kind of book previous Grant books have been first or tight third person narratives , but the reason why becomes apparent at the end What s also apparent from the get go is the author s dislike to put it mildly of the anti vaxx crowd, and the reader soon realizes this is a thought experiment of what could happen if they get their way To go along with this, there are a lot of medical ethics conundrums in this book In particular, the bodily autonomy argument as used by anti vaxxers co opted from the anti choice movement is one I ve never thought of before Is this argument a thing in the real world This becomes the central theme of the book, and is what leads our protagonist of an anti hero, in this case to do what she does This is made clear in the creepy, abrupt ending, which reverses everything the reader has previously comprehended about Dr Isabella Gauley and her story The ending is not pleasant, but it has stuck in my mind for days I think this story is crying out for a full novel I hope the response to this novella is such that Mira Grant decides to write it flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 12, 2018 Carrie brightbeautifulthings rated it liked it Shelves grown up person fiction, horrorshow, netgalley I received a free e ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Subterranean Press Trigger warnings severe illness, death, child death.Lisa Morris is patient zero for a deadly new strain of measles that vaccines can t hold out against Not only does it cause waves of death all over the world, it cripples the immune systems of those who survive, rendering vaccines for measles and other long conquered diseases such as mumps and whooping cough ineffective In a last ditch effort to save humanity I received a free e ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Subterranean Press Trigger warnings severe illness, death, child death.Lisa Morris is patient zero for a deadly new strain of measles that vaccines can t hold out against Not only does it cause waves of death all over the world, it cripples the immune systems of those who survive, rendering vaccines for measles and other long conquered diseases such as mumps and whooping cough ineffective In a last ditch effort to save humanity, Lisa s aunt, Dr Isabella Gauley, tries to quarantine healthy survivors on an island funded by wealthy donors, but it won t erase her guilt.I ll follow Mira Grant Seanan McGuire just about anywhere she wants to take me in her fiction, but Kingdom of Needle Bone isn t one of her best Horror has a long standing role in providing political and social commentary, but there comes a point where the agenda overwhelms the storytelling This novel is almost all agenda in a pro vaccine crusade, which is not necessarily a bad thing I d like to give a copy to every anti vaccine parent out there who puts the rest of the world at risk with their poorly researched choices Don t me until you ve read this book However, the novel isn t strong on plot or character, and I know Grant is skilled enough to send a message while still telling a good story see the Newsflesh trilogy for That just isn t the case here.The characters are surprisingly flat for a Grant novel, as she manages to flesh out characters in far fewer pages in the Wayward Children novellas The main character, Dr Gauley, is or less a cardboard cutout of a doctor who s willing to be ruthless if it means saving lives There are some interesting dynamics with her two sisters, one who lost a daughter and the other who never met a cause for activism she couldn t drive into the ground, but the relationships don t get enough page time to feel complex The scant details of the minor characters have already faded, but the characters aren t the point of the novel They re vehicles to deliver the message and little The plot is straightforward than I was expecting, and rather than follow the characters closely through the setup of the island quarantine, it s streamlined quite a bit to get to its point There s a lot exposition than action The end has a plot twist, but in order to be truly shocking, we need a better understanding of the characters and what they might plausibly do under extreme circumstances, so it s a lukewarm surprise at best.The novel is strong in a few areas While the scientific explanations can be a little overwhelming, it s mainly because it doesn t have the plot character to balance them out In a longer, developed novel, I think they would have been fine Grant s science is always well researched, accessible to the novice, and terrifyingly plausible I m now frightened by what I know about herd immunity The debate over whether vaccines should be mandatory or an issue of bodily autonomy are well described, though the novel makes no pretense about being unbiased If you re looking for a short, gruesome, and scarily accurate fable about why vaccines are a necessary evil, look no further.I review regularly at brightbeautifulthings.tumblr flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Sarah CoolCurryBooks rated it liked it Shelves 2018 release, protag female, science fiction This horror novella doesn t rely on zombies, killer mermaids, or final girls Instead, Mira Grant looks at the rise of the anti vaxxer movement and what happens when herd immunity is compromised.The story starts with patient zero Lisa Morris, an eight year old girl who begins to feel sick at Disney world Less than a week later, she is dead, and the virus that killed her spreads quickly, decimating the world s children And it gets worse all those who were infected now have compromised immune This horror novella doesn t rely on zombies, killer mermaids, or final girls Instead, Mira Grant looks at the rise of the anti vaxxer movement and what happens when herd immunity is compromised.The story starts with patient zero Lisa Morris, an eight year old girl who begins to feel sick at Disney world Less than a week later, she is dead, and the virus that killed her spreads quickly, decimating the world s children And it gets worse all those who were infected now have compromised immune systems, basically rendering herd immunity impossible and opening the way for ever devastating surges of disease.Kingdom of Needle and Bone is one of those science fiction stories that has a wonderful concept but falters when it comes to the actual narrative elements of plot and characters The story just happens so fast with little time to really dig into the characterization This novella is all about the ideas and it reads like an extended, what if speculation It s some great speculation and don t you just hate the anti vaxxer movement , but there was a great, personal story with the protagonist, but it ended up buried, making the ending twist less impactful than it otherwise could have been Also, to be honest, I ve seen that ending twist five million times before so it didn t exactly feel new.The thematic material was interesting too, as Kingdom of Needle and Bone explores the idea of vaccination, especially how vaccination isn t just about you Whether or not you vaccinate yourself or your children has larger impacts beyond your family, especially for those who immune compromised and need herd immunity to survive.So in sum Kingdom of Needle and Bone is chockful of interesting ideas, but it would have benefited from space to let those ideas develop and give the characters room to shine This concept may have worked better as a novel or series than a single novella I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review.Review from The Illustrated Page flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Mira also writes as 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 C Mira also writes as 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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    1. oh, man i forgot to float this on pubday ahem NOW AVAILABLE thanks, assholes for some reason, the synopsis for this one didn t excite me no zombies, no sentient tapeworms, no killer mermaids, just a faceless, familiar threat regular old disease i didn t grab the novella right away on netgalley, but when i finally did commit to it, i realized how stupid i had been, and i was like YOU DUMMY, THIS IS MIRA GRANT because one of the best things about her books has always been the amount [...]


    2. 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 We never t [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. 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 Mira Gr [...]


    5. 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, th [...]


    6. 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 Thanks [...]


    7. 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 The dif [...]


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