Author: Mira Grant
Expected Publishing Date: October 29, 2013
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.
Why I’m Waiting
Parasite sounds both creepy and fascinating. It is an interesting premise and seeing how a world might react to such a horrific situation sounds like a real page-turner.
Summary and cover image from goodreads.