Waiting On Wednesday–Parasite By Mira Grant

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights new releases that you are eagerly anticipating. This week I am waiting on Parasite (Parasitology #1) by Mira Grant.

Parasite by Mira Grant

Title: Parasite

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

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.


  1. I really want to read this one as well! It sounds really intriguing. 🙂 Great choice!
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  2. It does scound creepy good. Great choice.

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  3. CREEPY! But still awesome-sounding! I think this concept is really unique, and I’d definitely read this when it comes out. Great pick!
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    • Very unique! Plus, it brings up a lot of questions, like would you want a parasite living inside of you even if it meant no more disease? Lots to think about there.

  4. It sounds super creepy, definitely my sort of thing! I have heard so many things about it over the past couple of weeks, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Brilliant choice!

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  5. The concept IS seriously creepy! I’m really curious as to what kind of horrible, disastrous world the parasites will create! 🙂
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  6. Great choice! I have been lucky enough to have read this one already and I really enjoyed it. It is clever, scary and really interesting. I hope you like it.

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