Blackout (Newsflesh Series #3)

Blackout (Newsflesh Series #3)

by Mira Grant
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Blackout (Newsflesh Series #3) by Mira Grant

The explosive conclusion to the Newsflesh trilogy from New York Times bestseller Mira Grant.
Rise up while you can. -- Georgia Mason

The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.

The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.

Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:

Things can always get worse.

BLACKOUT is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated FEED and the sequel, DEADLINE.

Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout

For more from Mira Grant, check out:
ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera
Newsflesh Short FictionApocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316202183
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Series: Newsflesh Series , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 71,647
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire -- winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.

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Blackout 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Crick1125 More than 1 year ago
I picked up Mira Grant's first book, "Feed", and was immediately hooked. As soon as the second book in the series, "Deadline", became available, it was as if I was right back with the characters of the book, feeling their loss and sharing their fears and concerns for their future. What a great concept for a book - an outbreak, blog sites as news sources, politics, boxes with flashing lights to determine your fate, and animals being able to animate into zombies. Other than in the "Resident Evil" games and movies as well as "I am Legend", you've not really had the whole animal thing explained as it has been in "Feed" and "Deadline". All I can say is I can't wait for the final book, "Blackout", to be released. There are some loose ends that keep you wanting more.
Thissometimepoet More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic series... the first two book did not disappoint and built greatly on each other... I also love the way the zombies in this series have been created, it's not just some anonymous virus or sinister spell, it comes across as real science just gone horribly wrong... the main characters are unique, maybe a tad cliched in some aspects, but still fun to follow along... I'm very eagerly anticipating the final book in the series.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Newsflesh trilogy focuses more on the government conspiracy found in the previous two books than non-stop zombie action. There is some in the story, it’s just not as prevalent as it was in the first two books. The story continues where book two left off and takes more twists and turns than a mountain road, but finally brings everything to a tidy conclusion and makes a fitting end to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed these books and Blackout was a good ending to the story. If you love zombie stories this is a new take on it. Almost more of a political thriller in a world full of zombies.
pen21 More than 1 year ago
Grant is an excellent story teller/writer. The last of the series is definitely keeping up the standard set by the first 2 books. I can see that this series is one I will read again. I did like the science giving enough description to make it all believable for me, but did not bog me down with details.
7hir7een More than 1 year ago
I don’t hesitate to say that the Newsflesh trilogy has been my favorite trilogy to date, hands down. The most prominent thought I have about Blackout as I sit here trying to compose this review is that I’m sad to see it end. But, as we all know, all good things must come to an end, and that holds true for stories too. Mira Grant has created an excellent send-off for the characters we know and love with this final installment of the trilogy. After reading and loving Feed and Deadline to death, I knew my standards were set very high. Blackout met and exceeded them. To my great pleasure, it contains the elements readers have come to expect from the previous novels. It is a great accomplishment that these novels excel so far above just being another science fiction or zombie novel. They are stories about humans — about our fear, about the importance of truth, about knowledge, about science, about corruption and politics, about integrity, about loyalty. About pain. About the toll that loss, death and betrayal take on a person, and how they are dealt with. The Newsflesh series is so much more than a zombie trilogy. As readers of Mira Grant know, she excels at creating characters. Shaun and Georgia Mason, Alaric, Becks, Maggie, Mahir, and all the others… Each one of them has a very distinct personality and situation. And regardless of whether or not you particularly like each of them, you become emotionally vested in them. That is, I believe, the biggest success of the series. Its ability to make you feel, to feel so much and so often. I know that you’re unlikely to be reading the review for the third book in a series if you haven’t read the first two, but regardless… If you’re a fan of Mira Grant, you can’t miss this book. Although you may be sad to see the series go, you need to see how it all ends. And if you haven’t read Feed or Deadline, do yourself a favor. Pick it up. You won’t regret it.
cer-2 More than 1 year ago
A downright amazing conclusion to an engrossing trilogy I never thought I would read because it had zombies in it. Once again, the zombies were just a fact of life for the world the books were set in and the real creepiness came from all the adjustments humanity made and stuff the bad guys were doing. A little off on some of the relationship stuff that suddenly coalesced towards end of book (well, compared to the events, blogs, thoughts of characters in earlier books) but overall a good finish to series. I pre-ordered this one and then kept getting interrupted and having to force myself to wait until well rested and able to set aside an extended period of time in case it was as engrossing as the first two. Good thing--because I did have to read all in one sitting. Whew! What a ride. I just finished and I completely have no idea how to write a coherent review--except that it's a 5-star series that should appeal to fans of many genres. If you aren't into zombies, it's still a book for you. I think I am intensely jealous of readers coming new to the trilogy and able to read without being tortured waiting for the next installment. Then again, an intense series so maybe a strategic pause between volumes not the worst idea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first 2 books and this one, too. The only thing that really upset me was the ending. I felt it was lacking compared to everything else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mira Grant knocks it out of the zombie-infested park with the finale of the Newsflesh trilogy. Amazing, amazing work. Rise up while you can.
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This book follows the group of internet bloggers and reporters who try to report on the current events occuring in a now virus infected population of the United States. They travel from the world of politics to the CDC and EIS to backroads of of rural America searching for the truth about the Amberlee-Kellis virus which has turned most of the country into zombies. It is much more of a cautionary moral and ethical tale rather than another zombie book.I would definitely recommend this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
more of this please!
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I really enjoyed this series and the different take it had on the Zombie apocalypse. Unlike most of these types of stories society successfully held together for the most part and it changed the whole dynamic. Add the government conspiracy and it made for a fantastic read.
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SmokeDancer More than 1 year ago
The conclusion to a great series. Great characters and plot.
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Very well written. Gets the reader attention and never let's go! Recommend to all zombie lovers.