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The Becoming (Book 1)

no. 1, The Becoming

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* One of Barnes & Noble Book Blog's Top 20 Zombie Novels of the Decade! *

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

“I can’t wait for part 2 to be released … it’s definitely an entertaining must read. Great job Jessica--two CrackBerry thumbs up!”

“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

Customer Reviews

The Becoming

I just stumbled on to this series after reading another series, by a different author in the same genre. It was good, the pace was fast the characters were easy to relate to. The only thing I would suggest is a little better knowledge of details, you can’t manually deactivate the safety on a Glock 17 it has a trigger safety.


This book brings into thought several things not seen in normL zombie books, them being smart to "scout", and then bring the entire hoard back. It also suggests the zombies could feel pain when being burnt "dead" again, and they would scream. Overall a very good read, i was hooked and finished it within three days. The ending is.. Different, i wasn't quite expecting that. Didn't seem like a part of the story to end on, but i have read much, much worse.

Definitely would recommend this book.

The Becoming (Book 1)
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Horror
  • Published: Nov 19, 2011
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 366 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: no. 1, The Becoming
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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