Parasitology: Series Review

Series Title: Parasitology
Books: Parasite (1), Symbiont (2), Chimera (3)
Author: Mira Grant
Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror
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Parasite Description:

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.



Not to be dramatic or anything, but Mira Grant’s first novel, Feed, literally changed my life.

Seriously, though, Feed was brilliant. The Newsflesh series was probably the first sci-fi series that I fell in love with and it definitely sparked my fondness for all things zombie related.

Needless to say, Parasitology had a lot to live up to in my mind.

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