Beginnings: Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant »»»»»»

1. Feed: “Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the last twenty-six years: with an idiot—in this case my brother Shaun—deciding it would be a good idea to go out and poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens.”

2. Deadline: “Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the past twenty-seven years: with an idiot—in this case, Rebecca Atherton, head of the After the End Times Irwins, winner of the Golden Steve-o Award for valor in the face of the undead—deciding it would be a good idea to poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens. Because, hey, there’s always a chance that this time, maybe things will go differently.”

3. Blackout: “My story ended where so many stories have ended since the Rising: with a man—in this case, my adoptive brother and best friend, Shaun—holding a gun to the base of my skull as the virus in my blood betrayed me, transforming me from a thinking human being into something better suited to a horror movie.”