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 more.Or so we ...
|Title||:||Kingdom of Needle and Bone|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
Kingdom of Needle and Bone Reviews
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 Dystopian
At first this story feels like we’ve read it a thousand times before. But at the core of ...more
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 ...more
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 more!
I got the same feeling I experienced while reading THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin, where the first 100 pages ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
Mira 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 ...more