Mar 22, 2012

Deadline by Mira Grant review

MAJOR SPOILER WARNING. You will ruin Feed for yourself if you read below this line without having read that book first. Fair warning has been provided.
Deadline coverShaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.

But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.

Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.

From Goodreads

Shaun Mason can't get his sister Georgia out of his head. Literally. She maybe dead to the rest of the world but if he closes her out of the little space she has reserved in his brain then he really will lose his tenuous grip on reality. While he did all the things he was supposed to do, had a funeral, dealt with greedy parents, moved out on his own & continued their work, Shaun just doesn't have the same drive anymore. Life is no fun when the one person worth living it with isn't there.

At least that's how he feels until a CDC scientist who helped the Masons before shows up & all hell literally breaks loose. This woman has dangerous information that no one wants getting out. Even worse, it has to do with Georgia & Shaun's definitely not liking where this road is leading.

In the same quick-draw style of Feed, Deadline picks up running where we left off. Characters who played fairly minor roles in the first book are now on the frontlines with Shaun, fighting for the truth. He may be an Irwin, but he's got a Newsie streak in him. Even more scintillating in this book are the close quarters that the characters share. With tensions running high we can all imagine the scenarios that play out. Fortunately for those of you who prefer tame romantic scenes, you're in luck. The gore of zombie killing is just as high as the first book, but there seems to be more method to the madness.

I must admit that Mira Grant really knows her stuff. She blends current pop culture references so well with the society of the not-too-distant future that one really feels at home in the books. I truly enjoyed meeting the new characters & watching the interactions shift in respect to Georgia's missing spot.

So if you're looking for zombie fun & a fantastic dialogue to boot, then this here is your series. Luckily we don't have to wait too long for the 3rd installment. Blackout is due June 1st & that's one I plan to buy.

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