Rise: A Newsflesh Collection

Rise A Newsflesh Collection Collected here for the first time is every piece of short fiction from New York Times Bestseller Mira Grant s acclaimed Newsflesh series with two new never before published novellas and all eight sho

  • Title: Rise: A Newsflesh Collection
  • Author: Mira Grant
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Collected here for the first time is every piece of short fiction from New York Times Bestseller Mira Grant s acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new never before published novellas and all eight short works available for the first time in print We had cured cancer We had beaten the common cold But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no oneCollected here for the first time is every piece of short fiction from New York Times Bestseller Mira Grant s acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new never before published novellas and all eight short works available for the first time in print We had cured cancer We had beaten the common cold But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop The infection spread, a man made virus taking over bodies and minds, filling them with one, unstoppable commandFEED.Mira Grant creates a chilling portrait of an America paralyzed with fear No one leaves their houses and entire swaths of the country have been abandoned And only the brave, the determined, or the very stupid, venture out into the wild.

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    1. full story-by-story review completed!Countdownit was good to revisit this story, like seeing an old friend. i'd read it so many years ago, but i still remembered all of it, which is a testament to the staying power of mira grant's imagery. and also her many wonderful turns of phrase:Berkeley, being a university town in Northern California, had two major problems: not enough guns, and too many idiots who thought they could fight off zombies with medieval weapons they'd stolen from the history dep [...]

    2. Being back in the Newsflesh world after so. long. had me all sorts of giddy. Sure, I’ve read some of these short stories recently, but the best thing about this collection of short stories is the expectation of more to come. Feedback is coming this October and this is the perfect book to read to get a bit of a refresh and to prepare yourself mentally. More George. More Shaun. More zombies. Oh, man, is it October yet?So, back to Rise: A Newsflesh Collection. This collection consists of eight sh [...]

    3. Christine Lakin and John Glouchevitch both did an excellent job of narrating these shorts. I have previously read most of the novellas, so it took me a moment to acclimate to their voices as opposed to the ones in my head.My name is Shaun Mason, and I am not okayCountdown- It was fun revisiting the story and is one of my favorites. Countdown introduces us to Amanda Amberlee. A girl who was cured of leukemia, and the namesake for the Amberlee Virus. A virus responsible for the apocalyptic worl [...]

    4. holy crap was this a long book, but so worth it.if you didn't see the brilliance of mira grant's writing before you will after thisuntdown was the missing piece most people will want to read.everglades shows how some people just can't find a reason to keep livinge also takes readers too comic-con and down under fills in alot of missing little pieces and extra bits of awesome.

    5. Despite my immense love of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy, I’d not yet gotten around to reading the various novellas. I was definitely planning to, sooner rather than later, so I was THRILLED when Rise was announced. At that point, I decided to wait, even though I was actively rereading at about that time. I mean, new stories and the old stories all conveniently together in one whole book? SIGN ME UP.CountdownRise opens strongly with Countdown. “Countdown” details The Rising in small sni [...]

    6. 4.5 stars - it took me quite awhile to get through all these stories but I'm really glad I kept going. The stories are all great but the last couple are definite 5 stars. Love this whole series.

    7. So here is a short list so I remember before reading this which stories I have read.Countdown"Everglades"San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the OctopusAll the Pretty Little HorsesComing to You LiveSo basically. Almost everything. And I have book 4 to read too. Oh joy! I need to sort out my priorities and this is high on the list

    8. Rise collects all of the Newsflesh novellas (and one short story) in one beautiful place, AND gives us two new novellas! Which is what this review will focus on, since I have reviewed all the other novellas: Countdown, San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, and Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus.(I did re-read "Everglades," having read it years ago, and it remains Not My Jam storywise, though it's [...]

    9. Since this is a collection of short stories I'll write my thoughts separately for each one.1. Countdown(Pre-rising)How everything began. Normally, this would be the beginning of a zombie movie. We learn exactly how the virus was formed and spread. Interesting and exciting. I remember when I first read it I was annoyed with the olde trope of "damn hippies go and free the monkeys and everything turns to shit". I still am tired of it.2.Everglades(Pre-rising)It was so short I barely remember it. It [...]

    10. I had been avoiding reading this for ages because, while I like Newsflesh, I generally hate zombie fiction as a whole and was worried that reading about characters other than George and Shaun would kind of ruin the experience for me. As always, I should have just trusted Seanan because she uses these stories to take a lot of minor characters from the main series and make me love them just as much as everyone else! There also is one story at the end following up with George and Shaun's story. Omi [...]

    11. Generally I’m not a fan of companion short story novels. I made one of my rare exceptions for Rise because I seriously love this world and these characters. Shawn and Georgia Mason, Alaric and Mahir… together they make up my favorite Zombie reality, that’s including the crew of Walking Dead. There’s something so inspirational about how humanity managed to triumph over the zombie apocalypse and even find a way to thrive. I’d love to see this story on the screen.Anyway, my emotions ran t [...]

    12. To be fair, I only read the two new novellas (and the short story I hadn't read before and all the intros), so it's not like I read the whole book through. But I'd read those novellas before (and still think that what Mira Grant pulls off in San Diego 2014 is rather amazing), and I liked them all.As for the new stories, they're pretty great. Not to give anything away, but "All the Pretty Little Horses" gives some pretty unsympathetic characters from the full novels remarkable depth and I think m [...]

    13. Most of these stories I've read before, but I loved rereading them! When I got to the last story I actually shrieked, I was so happy it was about them! After the first page, however, I was so depressed, I had to put the book down. Way to go, Grant I haven't given every story 5 stars (like How Green), but the whole book deserves all the stars! (I wanted to reread Feed before the new book, but I don't think I can put myself through that pain again)

    14. I'm reviewing the stand-alone ones separately because I had already read some of them. Don't miss the introductions to ones you've already read. I didn't really enjoy Everglades, but it's very short. The two new ones are very good, especially All the Pretty Little Horses. I love the first paragraph of the acknowledgments.

    15. I love this series and I will continue to read every single book, novella, and short story published until the author decides to stop writing them. There are two new stories in this collection! One about the Masons before and one about Shawn and Georgia after.

    16. My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.4.5 starsThis is a collection of stories that are set in the world of the Newsflesh series. Many of these stories have been previously released in some form, but Countdown is the only one that I was familiar with prior to starting this anthology. I really believe that this collection is a must read/listen to fans of the Newsflesh series. If you haven’t started the Newsflesh trilogy, there are some stories here that will [...]

    17. This is a very long collection of all of the Newsflesh short pieces. Most of the surviving characters from the original trilogy appear, and new and interesting ones are introduced. Countdown is the introductory piece that introduces the apocalypse, Everglades is a very short bittersweet tale of choices, San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats is a terrific action tale that celebrates fandom, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea shows more of the impact worldwide and is set [...]

    18. Loved this. I had read several of the stories before and I really enjoyed this compilation of all of the Newsflesh stories and novellas. Some standouts were "San Diego 2014: Last Stand of the California Browncoats" which made me cry again, "The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell" which broke my heart.I also loved "Please do not taunt the Octopus", the no nonsense tone of the narrator was very welcome. Any one who enjoyed the newsflesh books would definitely enjoy these stories and most of you ha [...]

    19. I loved this collection so so so much. The stories expanded the world so much for me, even though they were just tiny novellas. Every single one brought some moving, tear-inducing detail to the table.My favorite one has to be "The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell". That one actually brought me to tears and made me so sad and anxious that I had to put the book down a couple of times.My only negative for this book has to be that I forgot how weirded out by Shaun and Georgia's relationship I am. [...]

    20. Oh my goodness, I'm so happy to have had this in my life. This series has been a favorite of mine for a long time and I can't believe I've never read any short fiction from this world before. To those friends of mine who are reading this and haven't read Feed - do it. Do the thing. Right nowUNTDOWNWhat an introduction! I already knew most of these events from the main series, but it was kinda cool to see it in action. It probably doesn't help that I'm also reading The Stand, which is also a post [...]

    21. There's something about the length of a novella which is misleading, when you're reading one on its own it ends entirely too quickly. However when grouped together as one mass omnibus it quicky becomes apparent just how much material we're talking about. And so was the case with Rise, over the past few years little stories have been drip fed to us and are now finally in one volume for our reading pleasure. The thing is, the drips rather worked, there's a magic to the stories when they're read wi [...]

    22. I picked the 100% best time to finally get around to reading the Newsflesh collection. right after this was published. Score! So I read all the books and continued on to these collection of short stories, so everything was new to me.How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea and Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus were fun. I mean there are always the on edge moments (because ZOMBIES), but they were enjoyable stories and fun to read. Loved them!The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell was well, it gave me [...]

    23. This is a collection of all Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire)'s short stories in the Newsflesh universe.I hadn't read any of these since they were originally published, so it was a nice chance for a reread. I happily rediscovered the early stories in the collection, but I admit I skimmed The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell and Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus. The first was because I didn't really need to live through all those children dying all over again and the second because I first read it [...]

    24. VERY very good book. Collects the perviously released ebooks, as well as adding two new stories.'All the Pretty Little Horses' brings us back to the elder Masons, Michael and Stacy. We knew, after Countdown, how horribly badly they were damaged by the Rising, and this story both spells it out as well as showing how they became the folks we met in the original trilogy. 'Coming to you live' shows what happened to Georgia and Shaun after the end of the books. Amusingly, Grant's introduction is just [...]

    25. Oh this was good. I'd read all but one of the short stories before this hardcover came out, so I read that, all of the introductions, and the two novellas original to this book. Wow. Just wow.This is such an awesome world, and I hate to see it go. I have book 4 to read, but it's from other points of view. I do so love Georgia and Shaun.

    26. Only giving this a 5 star rating because of the 2 new stories. I hate that this author combined those with old stories that many people had already purchased. That being said, this is on my list of all time favorite top 10 series.

    27. I liked most of the stories in here. I was worried after not liking the parasitology books at all that maybe I didn't love Mira Grant's stuff and that nothing would ever be as good as the original Newsflesh books but this is a solid collection.

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