I hadn't really planned to read this at all. An alternate ending to the book Feed
, bubbled to the top of my next-in-series shelf before [a:Mira Grant|3153776|Mira Grant|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1282493757p2/3153776.jpg] had gotten around to writing it yet, so I substituted [b:Fed|13793128|Fed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1.5)|Mira Grant|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1337286924s/13793128.jpg|19427135]
Grant herself describes this as: "It is not what happened. But it could have. We came very close." By which, I assume she means that this is the original ending, leaving Feed
as a stand-alone novel rather than the first in the trilogy. While in Feed Georgia is infected and dies leaving Shaun to fall apart, in Fed Shaun is the one who is infected and Georgia is unable to cope and takes her own life. The similarities are striking – just reverse the names and instead of having two books for the survivor to fall apart and then hook-up with your clone, just have the survivor shoot herself in the head.
Having read, and enjoyed, [b:Deadline|11528825|Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)|Mira Grant|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328341609s/11528825.jpg|13292985]
and [b:Blackout|13602052|Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)|Mira Grant|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1334434159s/13602052.jpg|13465100]
this becomes a fairly unsatisfactory ending. I guess Grant thought so too as she changed the ending of Feed
and gave us the rest of the universe too. Thank goodness.