In an end-of-the-world thriller that blends The Rising with Aliens, Sarah Pinborough has crafted an aggressive story that moves quickly and efficiently. Though a sequel to Breeding Ground, Feeding Ground can be read alone, because it occurs within the same time frame as its predecessor, with a new cast, set in London. It's a fast-paced little gem that's a pleasure to read.
It's Blane Gentle-King's lucky day. A drug-dealing prince who rules a London apartment complex, he's languished the last three months in jail, accused of murder. His cellmate has worn his nerves wire-thin. He hungers for action, desperate to return to his urban kingdom. He has plans - big plans - which don't include going down on a murder-rap. He needs to get out. Soon.
Something has happened, however; things have changed. Over the past weeks, fewer and fewer guards have stalked the prison, and the prisoners' meals have dwindled to one a day. At first Blane fears he and everyone else will starve behind bars, until his right-hand man and childhood friend Charlie Nash shows up to spring him. When he finally gets out, Blane faces a likewise dwindling London, a bustling city now crowded only with a menacing silence. Things have changed, but rather than fear this, Blane senses his chance to become the king he's always wanted to be.
The women of his apartment complex have become...infected. Impregnated. They've given birth to hideous monstrosities; but these things are different than those scrambling over London. They were born of life-long crack addicts, and they've inherited their hosts' addiction. They crave not only flesh and human blood but drugs, also...and Blane Gentle-King has just become their main supplier.
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Yes - fabulous writing and the perfect narrator
When Blaine comes into the tunnel on the belly of a squealer
No but I will listen to more
Yes. It was fun and enjoyable. Well written with a very good reader.
Yes. I like the ikky monster type stories and she does this well. This is the first book I read by Ms. Pinborough and I was pleasantly surprised.
Yes. There were a lot of characters and he managed to always allow me to tell who was talking. He did a very nice job.
Charlie Nash. He seemed like he was a decent person deep down but just had to deal with bad circumstances his whole life. He would be interesting to talk to.
Would love a sequel!
I gave extra points for narration as Peter Bishop wasn't distracting trying to do voices he wasn't capable of as in other story & there was a tragic scene in one of the streets that Lyssa Graham wrote quite well. However I couldn't finish the book but did fast forward to the end.
Sympathy star scores aside, give this story a miss its just not worth the credit spent.
Thank you for reading my review.
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