Deadline by Mira Grant reviewed by Heather

Deadline by Mira GrantTitle: Deadline (Newsflesh, Book 2)
Author: Mira Grant
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 624 pages
Source: personal copy

This review will contain spoilers for the first book in this series, Feed.

Shaun Mason now feels all alone in a world overrun with zombies. He is running the blog that he and his sister built, but he has no desire to do it anymore. He no longer finds it exciting to poke dead things with a stick just to see how they’ll react. He’s lost everything. And he might just be a little crazy. Although his sister is dead, he still talks to her…and she talks back.

When a CDC worker, who is supposed to be dead, shows up on Shaun’s doorstep, he decides to continue the mission that his sister started and find out and reveal the true story behind the infection. Was it truly an accident or was the whole thing a planned government experiment? Shaun and his fellow bloggers set out to find out why the CDC is holding back valuable and important information about the virus.

This book is full of something for everyone. There’s conspiracy, mystery, a tad bit of romance, murder, action…the list goes on.

It’s not usual that I like a sequel better than the first book in a series, but Grant has done it. While I enjoyed Feed very much, Deadline was so much better in my opinion. I don’t know if it was because I felt more connected with Shaun’s character than I did Georgia’s in the first installment or if it was the fact that Deadline was more action-filled and had my attention right away, as to where Feed had to grow on me. And yes, there was indeed more zombie action in this as well, which might have had something to do with how much I liked it.

The only complaint I have with this book was, Holy crap! What a cliff hanger this one leaves you with. You will definitely be on pins and needles as you await the third book in this series, Blackout, due to be released June 1, 2012.

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