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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Deadline by Mira Grant

Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy #2) by Mira Grant

Shaun and his friends are in hiding; forced to lay low after the conspiracy they uncovered out on the campaign trail. An employee from the CDC shows up at their door, just after being declared dead. She's got information they need, as a new threat looms on the horizon-- Kellis-Amberlee has a new and dangerous vector as the conspiracy just keeps growing.

This book was even better than the first! The first book was a bit more technical with a closer look at the bloggers of the future, the suspense dribbled out a little slower amidst confusion as the characters began to assemble the pieces of a conspiracy. Which seemed so awesome while I was reading, I didn't bother to imagine the the next level of the story would be so drastically different.

The second book there is no shortage of action: zombies, running, screaming, paranoia... The conspiracy is here, and there is no where to hide. Biology and virology now overshadow our bloggers technical know how, because the virus and the people who have it, are evolving. 

Book 2 is filled with dark tension because its clear something bad is coming and now you know the author has no worries about killing off somebody important. Through each reconnaissance trip, each assassination attempt, each psychotic episode, each moment of calm as our main characters chance a rest in the eye of the storm...You have to wonder who is going up on the Wall next? And each blog post gets more and more ominous as the characters themselves begin to wonder the same.

And the ending is unbelievable. Literally. I didn't believe it so I read it twice.

Rating 5/5
Original review posted:
Jul 23, 12

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