The Becoming

· The Becoming Series Book 1 · Jessica Meigs
26 reviews

About this ebook

The Michaluk Virus is loose.

It will take all of Cade’s skills to survive it.

A deadly virus has escaped the CDC in Atlanta, and Cade Alton is blindsided when it reaches Memphis and strikes down the heart of her family in a frenzy of blood and terror. Forced to dredge up military skills she hasn’t used in years, Cade teams up with her best friend in order to survive the onslaught and escape the city.

But fleeing Memphis doesn’t mean the end of her troubles. As the virus continues its relentless spread across the Southeastern United States, she finds herself surrounded by virtual strangers who have banded together for survival. And not everyone is getting along.

When the virus reaches their Mississippi safe house and they’re forced to flee, Cade is faced with a difficult choice: accompany her best friend back to Memphis in a search for his wife, or travel with the others to rescue a survivor trapped in Biloxi. No matter which she chooses, the options will have deep repercussions not only on her life, but on the group’s very survival.

If you love survivor-focused post-apocalyptic stories in the vein of the Rot & Ruin Series by Jonathan Maberry or Mira Grant’s Feed Series, then you’ll want to take a bite out of Jessica Meigs’ The Becoming!

Pick up your copy of The Becoming and start the epic tale of survival today!

* This is a newly released, revised and expanded edition of The Becoming, which was originally released in 2011 by Permuted Press. Posted reviews prior to December 2020 may be reflective of an older edition of the novel.

Ratings and reviews

26 reviews
Josh Wiggy
April 20, 2021
There were so many grammatical errors in the prologue, that it just turned me off, not wanting to even waste my time reading through this, the author is a proofreader? I'm sorry but I don't recommend, maybe if the author would go back and rewrite it it might be good. When Brandt is behind the dumpster, the author repeats his emotions in just different words, I call that Page Filling and it's totally unnecessary. The writer has potential and I believe that in time, she will be great , just more editing is needed .
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Peggy Burkett
July 23, 2023
the becoming, way better than the walking dead
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May 21, 2021
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About the author

Jessica Meigs is the author of The Becoming, a post-apocalyptic thriller series that follows a group of people trying to survive a massive viral outbreak in the southeastern United States. After gaining notoriety for having written the series on a variety of BlackBerry smartphones, she self-published two novellas that now make up part of the first book in the series. In April 2011, she accepted a deal with Permuted Press to publish The Becoming as a series of novels. The first of the series, entitled The Becoming, was released in November 2011, and was named one of Barnes & Noble’s Best Zombie Fiction Releases of the Decade by reviewer Paul Goat Allen. An expanded edition of the series was re-released beginning in 2020.

In 2019, Jessica began self-publishing again, this time exploring a new universe with The Unnaturals Series, in which a group of government-employed agents discover that the wheels of the Biblical apocalypse are in motion…and they’re the only ones who can stop it.

Jessica lives in semi-obscurity in Demopolis, Alabama. When she’s not writing, she works full time as an editor, copyeditor, and proofreader. She can be found on a variety of social media platforms and on her website at

If you are an author interested in exploring Jessica’s editorial services, you can check out her editing website at

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