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The Becoming (The Becoming Series Book 1) (English Edition) par [Meigs, Jessica]
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The Michaluk Virus is loose.

In the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, the Michaluk Virus has escaped the CDC, and its effects are widespread and devastating. Most of the population of the southeastern United States have become homicidal cannibals. As society rapidly crumbles under the hordes of infected, three people—Ethan Bennett, a Memphis police officer; Cade Alton, his best friend and former IDF sharpshooter; and Brandt Evans, a lieutenant in the US Marines—band together against the oncoming crush of death and terror sweeping across the world.

As Cade, Brandt, and Ethan hole up in a safe house in Tupelo, others begin to join them in their bid for survival. When the infected attack and they’re forced to flee, one departs to Memphis in search of answers while the others escape south to Biloxi, where they encounter more danger than they bargained for. And in Memphis, the answers that one man finds are the last answers he wanted, answers that herald a horrific possibility that there may be more to this virus than first suspected.

“Fast zombies become slow zombies become kick-ass.”--Peter Clines, author of EX-HEROES and EX-PATRIOTS

“From the chilling opening scenes to the tension-filled climax, Jessica Meigs has crafted a story that reminded me that zombies are really scary.”--Kevin J. Burke, author of THE LAST MAILMAN

Biographie de l'auteur

Jessica Meigs is the author of THE BECOMING, a post-apocalyptic thriller series that follows a group of people trying to survive a massive viral outbreak in the southeastern United States. After gaining notoriety for having written the series on a variety of BlackBerry devices, she self-published two novellas that now make up the first book of the series. In April 2011, she accepted a three-book deal with Permuted Press to publish a trilogy of novels. The first of the trilogy, entitled THE BECOMING, was named one of Barnes & Noble's Best Zombie Fiction Releases of 2011 and Best Apocalyptic Fiction Releases of 2011. Jessica lives in semi-obscurity in Demopolis, Alabama. When she's not writing, she works full time as an EMT. She enjoys listening to music and spends way too much time building playlists for everything she writes. When she's not rocking out at concerts or writing or working, she can be found on Twitter @JessicaMeigs, on Facebook at facebook.com/JessicaMeigs, and on Goodreads at goodreads.com/jessicameigs. You can also visit her website at www.jessicameigs.com.

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 236 pages
  • Editeur : Permuted Press; Édition : 2 (19 novembre 2011)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B006AKAQE4
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Par LF le 7 novembre 2016
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The storyline was good and I would've giving this book 4 stars if it wasn't for how Meigs wrote some of the charachters...
Ethan seems like a pleasant, relaxed guy in the beginning of the book but once the zombie apocalypse starts he becomes an asshat who throws tantrums like a 3-year old. I guess I expected a 40-year old big city cop to act more maturely and handle stress better.
Than there's Cade... she starts out as a jovial women but it soon turns out she has an extremely short fuse. She goes from happy to over the top angry so fast it makes your head spin. She's an ex soldier of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and I would've thought someone from a renowned army like the IDF would have it more together.

Whenever Ehan threw a tantrum or Cade had one of her irrational fits of anger I skimmed over the part but they do bring the story down. But I enjoyed it enough to keep reading and want to find out what happens to the charachters.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 If you're looking for a book you can't put down... 16 avril 2014
Par M. Davidson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This isn't it! I've read a lot of books and I'm very open and forgiving with newer writers or those that self-publish, or I try to be. With that being said, reading this book led to me wishing I could get that time back and dedicate it to something else. The only reason that I finished reading it was that I wanted to write a review and I don't think it's fair to write a review on an unfinished book, no matter how bad it is.

***I talk about several specific occurrences in this book, therefore if you haven't read it, you may want to skip my review to avoid some minor spoilers***

The first problem I have is that these supposedly adult characters all act like teenagers (okay, not all teens, I don't want to insult an entire people group). Don't like what someone is doing? Hit them, threaten them or curse at them. Your best friend about to leave and possibly you'll never see him again? Give him the silent treatment. These are supposed to be adults, and while you would expect a certain amount of breakdown from the characters during a world ending event, this was too much for me.

Next is the inattentiveness of the people in general. An entire city is going to hell and they never pay attention to the news stories or reports of the events until they actually occur in a neighboring town. Shoot an infected person four times in the heart and they get up and come back for more, but don't realize for another 3 months that these people are coming back from the dead. Continue to shoot in the body, rather than the heard, despite conclusive evidence that only head shots will work. Never once question how the infected operate, ignore and hide rather than learn in order to survive. All of these things just don't make sense - even in a world where the idea of zombies is ridiculous.

Then there is the lack of any real grieving for the dead. Apparently, in the world of The Becoming, if you nearly fall apart when you know that your wife, partner or niece is dead, then you don't have to actually cry or grieve at any other point. In fact, it's okay to "smirk" at your friend while you wrestle away his keys right after he learns that his wife dies in a fire and then treat him like crap for reacting to her death. Not that I want to read a book about a lot of grieving people, but the overall lack of response is just odd.

The characters are very odd as well. You have Ethan, who at the beginning, is represented as a well respected police office who concerns himself with others before himself. When his best friend needs something, he helps her, he always has her back. Then, suddenly, he becomes a colossal jerk wanting to keep his group from helping other survivors, only concerned about his own well being.

Cade is represented as a stable happy woman who doesn't allow anything to get to her. She turns into a violent woman willing to shoot first and ask questions later, assault anyone who says something that she doesn't like and gets a "dead" look in her eyes from time to time that is supposed to be chilling.

Brandt is willing to do anything to survive and is tough and able. He turns into a reckless jerk that risks the lives of others on stupid plans and an inability to think things through.

A number of other things strike me as well... The author uses people's names over much. She says smirk far too many times. The characters are all obtuse. Their emotional responses are childlike. There seems to be an abundance of gas, ammo and other supplies.

So, why did I give this a 2 instead of a 1? Well, there were a couple of things that I liked. Firstly, I didn't notice any gross errors in the writing. I'm not into grammar so much, so I probably wouldn't notice any but the worst kinds of mistakes when it comes to grammar anyway.

However, most self-published books suffer from word confusion (there, their, they're), character confusing (saying one characters name when meaning another) and forgetting certain attributes about a character (I recently read a book where the character was missing an arm, however, he managed to catch another character in his "arms" and carry her like a groom carries a bride over the threshold LOL). None of these issues occurred in the book.

Despite the fact that I think this book was a waste of time to read, and the author has a long way to go in terms of developing her writing skills, I actually think she has promise. There were a couple of good things about the book - like the characters leave town fast - that's what I would do in this kind of situation. Unfortunately, the bad far outweighed any good.

So, my final say is don't waste your time with this one. Maybe, in a couple of years, I'll look at some of the new stuff that Jessica Meigs has written and give it a go. By then she will have, hopefully, honed her craft to the point where the books she writes will be exciting and engaging to read.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 A Yarn That's A Bit Too Familiar 25 janvier 2015
Par Mike V. - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The Becoming by Jessica Meigs

They say familiarity breeds contempt. While contempt is not quite the word that could describe the zombie genre for long time zombie fiction readers, “familiarity breeds high expectations” is one that certainly fits for me. Unfortunately, The Becoming does not reach those expectations.

The story follows Cade, a former-Israeli Defense Force soldier; Ethan, a police officer; and later Brandt, a Marine. There are a bunch of other secondary characters as well, but these people make up the characters the book focuses the most on. The book starts with an introduction to Cade and Ethan who are friends and neighbors, but quickly moves into the hints of something wrong. A flu epidemic coming out of Atlanta, rioting, etc. The characters quickly realize something is wrong and head out of town. From there they begin trying to find a safe place to hide and survive the onslaught of the dead while rescuing others.

The writing in this book is okay. I don't think that the writer has quite found her unique voice yet, but it is cogent, and is more than readable for the average person like myself. That said, it did not pop off the page at me, the unique spark was just not there. She strikes me as being a younger writer, so she has plenty of time to improve and refine it if she feels the need.

The pacing is good. The book, though it falls into the tropes of mistaking the dead for rioters and the initial disbelief at what is happening, moves into full throttle mode. It lets up at times so that the reader does not get burnt out with all the action, but it keeps things moving.

Unfortunately, the book failed in a number of crucial areas. For one, it feels way too similar to it's predecessors. The people exist in a world where zombie movies haven't injected society with an innate alertness for a zombie apocalypse coming to pass. The zombies have a few quirks, but are generally of the vanilla variety (on it's own I don't mind, and usually prefer, this type of zombie). The world feels empty and devoid of people aside from the main characters. It suffers from what a friend of mine refers to as “Labor Day Syndrome” in this type of fiction where everything is abandoned, but feels like everyone has simply locked up for a long weekend versus gone through a full-scale apocalypse. There is a lot of “fight-hide-scavenge-be discovered-run-repeat” that is the bread and butter of these kinds of books. I don't mind this necessarily, but it's been done to death and I really need a goal beyond “reach loved one” or “reach impregnable fortress” at this point in my life.

The characters also were a big problem for me. They did not jump off the page at me, and I did not get a really good feeling of them as people. Cade seemed like an uber calm ice queen. Ethan's kind of a moody bitch, and Brandt vacillates somewhere in between. Furthermore, the main characters are all professional, accomplished, and capable people but they spend soooooooo much time bickering with each other. A lot of times their arguments moved so fast from upset to okay to pissed to guilty and back that I felt like this book was almost geared more towards the angsty teen market. I don't say that in a glib, superior way, just as sort of a question as to who the author was writing for. Regardless, they're all adults and reading about them fighting and yelling at each other did not appeal to me. I know you can say that in a zombie apocalypse people are going to be tense and snap at each other, but again these people are all in professions that demand grace under stress and I've read plenty of books before where people fly off the handle. It's just not entertaining to read about people hashing out their personal feelings in this way.

In sum, this book was just not for me. I'm not saying that there isn't an audience for it (Amazon has plenty of people who would disagree with that statement), but for me it moved too slow and had too many cliches of the genre for me to move on to the next book. Best of luck to her in the future, but I won't be reading the rest of these.

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A dysopian zombie story without many zombies. It was different but pleasant. 25 novembre 2015
Par Sleepless in San Diego - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Excellent story but I hated the cliffhanger ending. It saddens me I won't read any further books in the series because of the excess prices of the other books in the series.
The story had interesting characters who seemed unlikeable for the most part. The scenes and behavior of the characters feltwrong. For example, the main characters flee the blazing hospital without checking to see if Ethans wife is actually dead inside.Much later he goes back to find her leaving the survivors in a difficult position. I would never have fled in the first place without verification. Ethan , a Commander in the Boston Police Department leaves the city without even contacting his department.This represents just two incidents but the story had several strange moments.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 More like a 3.5 but let's not quibble. 31 août 2013
Par Jane - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
It's occurred to me that perhaps this was written too fast? Oddly, I can't quite put my finger on what left me wanting in this story. Enough of the story hadn't been fleshed out by the time the characters all joined together. Well, I'm not the editor. I've read lots of post-apocalypse books and this one isn't going to make the cut for space at the top of my list of favs. In fact, unless I get really desperate for a read, I won't be continuing with this trilogy.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Two men, one woman, all badass--well, when they're not at each others' throats. 15 juin 2014
Par CT - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
The Becoming by Jessica Meigs is a novel about three very capable people in a zombie apocalypse. For those tired of dealing with individuals who are stumbling over themselves trying to deal with basic necessities in this situation, it's a welcome relief to have one Marine, one cop, and a member of the Israeli Defense Force. If you like The Walking Dead's Michonne and Rick more than Lori, you're probably going to find this an enjoyable novel.

The Becoming is a much more action-intense novel than the majority of the zombie novels I've read in my time. Jessica Meigs has a very cinematic-style which I think would translate well to the small (or big) screen. The book is filled with tense well-described chase sequences, memorable zombie-encounters, and tense character reactions to the frequently degenerating situation around them.

The premise is a typical-enough zombie apocalypse outbreak. There's a disease (presumably being studied by the CDC) which breaks out in Atlanta, Georgia before spreading across the globe. Two of our main heroes are in Memphis, TN when things go south and the third joins up later--leaving them to deal with the daily issues of survival and the undead as is traditional. What's similar to many other zombie books is alright.

What's different is where this book shines.

The first thing is Jessica Meigs makes some small changes to her zombies which blur the line between them and Infected. It's a horrifying revelation that, instead of being completely mindless, the zombies of her world are possessed of animal levels of intelligence. This means they strategize, hunt, and learn from their mistakes. It makes things much more tense to know zombies are actively hunting you.

The second is the focus on the transformation the intense trauma of events has on people. I originally thought she was setting up the character of Ethan, an ex-police officer, to be the "good" one of the main trio and Marine deserter Brandt to be the "amoral" one. To use another Walking Dead-ism, Rick vs. Shane.

In fact, Ethan becomes far more ruthless as the Zombie Apocalypse continues because he has lost his family and has nothing to live for while Brandt's enlightened selfishness has him act altruistically because that's just sensible. The fact both of these positions make perfect sense but aren't the kind of writing choices you normally see pleased me.

The stand-out character of the novel is certainly Cade, however. The Israeli soldier is visiting with Ethan's family when everything goes to hell and goes almost immediately into survival mode. Female action heroes are nothing new since the 1980s, God bless those who write them, but they're still relatively rare. Cade is an excellent addition to the ranks of folk like Sarah Connor and Ripley, serving as the "center" between Ethan and Brandt's extreme positions.

Individuals wondering whether or not this will turn into a love-triangle situation need not worry. While there is a small amount of sexual tension, which seems realistic under the circumstances, I like how the author makes it clear their only real concern is survival. Ironically, despite being the unromantic lover of carnage I am, I hope to see some possibilities on that front bloom.

One area which the book excels is moral choices. While all zombie stories usually have some sort of ambiguity to them, just look at Night of the Living Dead, Jessica Meigs is not afraid to have her heroes act in a manner which calls into question our heroes' consciences. This can range from robbing a gun store during the early days of the apocalypse to seriously questioning whether they can afford to take on other survivors due to limited food supply. Other members of the cast get in on the action but, ultimately, it's about the three very different attitudes expressed by the leads.

In conclusion, I liked The Becoming. It was a nice breath of fresh air to the more depressing stories I'd read about the end of the world. Horrible things happen in The Becoming and I almost removed a entire point for a young child's fate, but our heroes aren't stupid, which is something we've had way too much of in survival situations.

9.5/10
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