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Deadline (Newsflesh Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Engrossing Sci-Fi Thriller

Set in a near future world plagued by zombies and beset by a somewhat unpredictable zombie virus, this book spins an engrossing scientific thriller of a tale. It features very humanized characters struggling to uncover a conspiracy that keeps the human population terror...
Set in a near future world plagued by zombies and beset by a somewhat unpredictable zombie virus, this book spins an engrossing scientific thriller of a tale. It features very humanized characters struggling to uncover a conspiracy that keeps the human population terrorized and the zombies multiplying. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrillers and/or zombies and/or science fiction, (particularly medical science fiction), and/or a damned good story.

I loved reading Deadline. It's one of the best mid-trilogy books I've read. The narrative is quickly paced and transitions smoothy from action to suspense to emotionally engaging scenes. The traits of the zombie virus are intricate, surprising and interesting. The extent of the conspiracy slowly unfolds with many unpredictable twists. A surprise ending awaits anyone who reads this book. Even though I usually hate cliffhanger endings, I loved this one!

The main character, Shaun, is very sympathetic. I mourned the death of his adoptive sister Georgia a/k/a George along with him. He's a very real character that anyone, regardless of sex, can relate to. The virtual character of Shaun's dead sister, Georgia Mason, who resides in Shaun's head is distinct and intriguing. And, the supporting characters, particularly Shaun's team of bloggers, are quirky, entertaining and engaging.

With the exception of having to wait another year for the release of the last installment "Blackout," there is no downside to reading this book.

posted by dalnewt on June 2, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

More spoilers....

Can u guys ease up on the long reviews?....its annoying. I know you want to try and "wow" the nook world with your super writing abilites. But if i wanted a real critcs review id hop over to the editorial tab...i come to this tab to get a sweet and simple review...not 5...
Can u guys ease up on the long reviews?....its annoying. I know you want to try and "wow" the nook world with your super writing abilites. But if i wanted a real critcs review id hop over to the editorial tab...i come to this tab to get a sweet and simple review...not 5 paragraphs of annoying spoilers...

posted by 6426170 on June 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Fun Read!! Rocommended!!

    I just began book #3. It is a unique look at the zombie genre from the point of view after the "Zombie Apocalypse". Some interesting virology in explaining the "zombie" and a great take on what our lives may be like living in a state of constant fear. If you're into zombies and just want a fun read, you'll enjoy these books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Loved it

    Could barely put it down. Slightly disappointed at the super cliffhanger but only two days to wait for the last book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Great series...

    Definitely worth reading...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Decent

    Book/story is generally really good. I like the series. My main problem is with the over the top profanity. We get it - the characters are in dire situations. Used as an occasional exclamation, it would be okay. But it is rampant throughout, making one wonder if the author knows of no other ways to have her characters punctuate remarks, situations, etc. It distracts from the story and makes for a frustrating read.

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    love it!!!!

    love it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Excellent Sequel

    Love this book!

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    superior sequel and fun adventure

    I wasn't sure I would like this given how the 1st one ended, but the switch in perspective is really enjoyable and you get to unexpected appreciation and depth of the narrating character. It does suffer from trilogy-itis however, in leaving plenty of strings for the third in the series, unlike the first, which was wrapped-up and stands on its own.

    Grant's creative take on the post-zombie-(non?-)apocalypse is worth checking out in Feed and continuing here in Deadline.

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

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    Deadline is Alive With Thrills!

    Deadline, the followup to Feed, is the second book in Mira Grant's Newsflesh trilogy. Just like feed, Deadline grabs your attention and never lets it go. Shaun Mason, the original Irwin component of The After The End Times becomes the focus of this novel, picking up the reigns of leadership after the tragic events of Feed, all the while wondering if he's losing his mind or simply going crazy enough to stay sane. Forced to deal with life on terms he never expected, he does his best to deliver the news as George would, all the while tracking down those responsible for taking her from him. What he discovers in his quest is a conspiracy so vast and terrifying, it shakes him, and everyone else in the path of the secret to their cores. Friends and enemies become one in the same, the CDC and rogue scientist pose both threats and answers, and even Kellis-Amberlee becomes more terrifying. The ending will leave you gobsmacked as nature itself seems against Shaun and his team, but even that pales to what is taking place in a safe little room far away from the dangers threatening to devour the world.

    Mira Grant again delivers everything in Deadline that made Feed such a great book. The writing is concise and entertaining, the characters and their situations quickly earn your sympathy and even empathy at times. Atmospherically, the book provides enough of a "creep factor" to make you double check your locks at night. It has everything a good zombie novel should have, terror, twists, psychological thrills, humor, and of course, a raging horde of the undead. Blackout, the third novel in the trilogy cannot get here quickly enough!

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Can't wait

    I have been waiting a year for this book. I hope we get a sneak preview soon.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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