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Deadline By Mira Grant Deadline Shaun 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

  • Title: Deadline
  • Author: Mira Grant
  • ISBN: 9780316081061
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Deadline By Mira Grant Shaun 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 lifShaun 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 Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackoutFor from Mira Grant, check out ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont ChimeraNewsflesh 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
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    1. Kemper on said:

      When I reviewed the previous book, Feed, I noted that that there were very few zombie attacks in it despite it being called a zombie book Compared to Deadline, that one now looks like The Night of the Living Dead There s an opening chapter here with our intrepid heroes escaping a pack of zombies that ends on page 18 We don t get another actual zombie encounter until over500 PAGES later Not that there aren t zombies around The characters flee a major city right before it gets firebombed due a zom [...]

    2. Wendy Darling on said:

      This review does not contain spoilers for either FEED or DEADLINE One year has passed since Shaun and Georgia Mason found than they bargained for as they investigated the truth behind the Kellis Amberlee virus, a mutated cure for human disease that led to the uprising of the dead The events that transpired then have an enormous impact now as the high profile bloggers from After the End of Times uncover a conspiracy that is even bigger than they ever imagined A CDC researcher fakes her own death [...]

    3. karen on said:

      i have learned nothing from horror movies i have fallen victim to the most elementary trap never, ever think you are out of danger never say things like phew, i m glad that didn t happen etc etc i have said this view spoiler so all the shit i said in my review for feed about how refreshing it was to have a relationship like george and shaun s, where they were so very close for a brother and sister, and NEARLY dangerously close but how glad i was that that line was never crossed and how it made m [...]

    4. Lucy on said:

      I had a lot of mixed feelings about the first book in the Newsflesh trilogy, Feed I thought there were some technical problems with the world building, including how bloggers became the voice of a generation and helped people stay informed during the uprising For one thing, I never thought conventional media would fail quite as hard as Mira Grant wanted me to believe it would and for another thing I always thought bloggers would spread a lot of misinformation as fact, you know, the way they do n [...]

    5. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) on said:

      I am breathless, speechless and whateverless probably mindless at the moment The best I can do is quote my favorite, if sometimes cowardly Newsie, Alaric Kwong Son of a chicken fucking soy farmer and a diseased convention center security guard Now what

    6. Penny on said:

      Warning this review contains spoilers for Feed I really don t know what I can say about this book besides how disappointed and frustrated it left me Not that I was expecting something incredible mind you I mean, it s not like Feed left me begging for so I have no idea why I gave Deadline the time of day Actually I do know I m not too bright I was going to purchase The Demon s Surrender on Tuesday June 14th, because that s when it was released, but for whatever reason the audiobook was not avail [...]

    7. Catie on said:

      I am not even going to try to abstain from spoilering because I really need to get some things off my chest but I pinky swear promise not to spoiler Deadline If you haven t read Feed, check outWendy s reviewwhich ingeniously omits any spoiler information view spoiler This book left me feeling extremely conflicted It brought me to tears not once, but twice That s 100% crying than Feed, and twice as many times as I typically cry in any book Only a select few have ever earned the distinction of ma [...]

    8. Megan Baxter on said:

      And for the most part, I enjoyed it, but I didn t love it It s fairly solid all the way through, with some very nice tension being built in times of zombie outbreaks It s not heavy character stuff, but there s enough there And I m not a zombie aficionado, so the fact that I liked it at all is probably a good sign.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here In the meantime, you can read the entire revie [...]

    9. Holly on said:

      6 heart stopping, insanely intense starsWith about 20 pages left in the book, something happened in the story that literally had me flying off the couch and wanting to hurl my book out the window and into the thunderstorm outside.A brief glimpse into my emotional state while reading the last section of Deadline.And thenMira Grant is an evil, evil genius.

    10. Justine on said:

      Another book with mixed reviews, but me, I really liked it I must say though that this book officially confirms me as the most clueless of innocent babes reading books in the woods cue Bambi f , because even after reading the book I still hadn t figured out the whole Shaun Georgia thing, but needed to have that particular point spelled out for me by my intrepid buddy reader, Amanda.If you ve read the book, I know what you re thinking wow It s OK I m sure there are lots of other things I pick up [...]

    11. Kimberley doruyter on said:

      there is alot of info in this one and i had to read it then once to get it alld in the end OMG

    12. Ariana on said:

      Last Page Impression Oh.My.God Wow I mean WOW I guess in the end, it doesn t matter what we wanted What matters is what we chose to do with the things we had Damn, this book was insane I need a whole constellation lined up to rate it properly, because only 5 stars doesn t seem to make it justice I loved every single word of it.Deadline is one of those books that you want to read slowly, to savor every phrase, every discovery, every nuance, every little moment Deadline is one of those books that [...]

    13. Katie(babs) on said:

      One of my most anticipated books for 2011 was Deadline by Mira Grant This is the second book in her Newsflesh series The first book, Feed, was one of my favorite books of last year and may end up being one of my favorite books of the decade Feed was an explosive reading experience for me because all my emotions were engaged Mira combines the zombie myth with technology and on line blogging that worked wonders Feed had a very unique protagonist with George Mason George lived and breathed reportin [...]

    14. Jo on said:

      This review is relatively spoiler free but if you don t want to know ANYTHING about this or Feed look away now.Initial Thoughts.WHAT IS WITH THE ENDINGS OF MIRA GRANT S BOOKS And, what was that We have to wait for months until the next book comes out COME ON.High points.Shaun S He s hearing voices Less of the technical jargon for simpletons like me More zombie action Things are rotten in the state of um, America Underground scientists The Academy Award for Best Supporting Cast goes to Low points [...]

    15. Thomas on said:

      I just find it interesting that kids apparently used to cry when Bambi s mother died George and I both held our breaths, and then cheered when she didn t reanimate and try to eat her son Who needs to study when you have a book containing zombies and corruption and cloning to read Not me Well, actually, I do need to But instead of studying, I spent all of yesterday reading Deadline by Mira Grant Someone shower me with sympathy, because I ll definitely need some of it after failing staying up past [...]

    16. Michelle, the Bookshelf StalkerQueen of the Undead on said:

      Lessons learned from Deadline 1 The voices in your head might be smarter than you, so listen to them 2 That the government doesn t like to admit they are wrong we ll I learned this lesson working for the exact agency mentioned in this book but nevermind that fact.3 Don t doubt the decisions you ve already made or you ll drive yourself batshit crazy 4 If you love someone, tell them right away since you might not get a chance tomorrow.5 Treat today like it is your last day on the earth because eve [...]

    17. Kristalia on said:

      Final rating 5 5 stars This is what I do know A lie, however well intended, can t prepare you for reality or change the world To tell the truth is to provide armament against a world too full of cruelties to be defeated with simple falsehoods It seems to me we owe the world , we owe ourselves the exchange of comfort for the chance that maybe the truth can do what people always say it can The truth may, given the opportunity, set us free So far, my favorite book in trilogy oh how i wish there wer [...]

    18. Kristin(MyBookishWays Reviews) on said:

      You may also read my review here mybookishways 2011 05 I don t want to live in the world that Mira Grant described in Feed, and now in Deadline I don t want to live in a house that has tiny windows, so that anything about 40lbs can t get through, or have to endure blood tests at every entry or exit I don t want to never again experience the joy of an open air concert or festival I don t want to not be able to offer comfort to a stranger by giving them a hug, or holding their hand I don t want to [...]

    19. Milda Page Runner on said:

      The one thing I have absolute faith in is mankind s capacity to make things worse No matter how bad it gets, we re all happy to screw each other over It s enough to make me wonder if we should have let the zombies win I enjoyed this book better than the first one in the series, I think mostly due to the fact, that we didn t loose any of the characters I liked That said plot and the pacing were better in Feed imo Deadline is also not as light and humorous but that s natural after the events in th [...]

    20. Ben Babcock on said:

      So here we are again, almost one year later Another Newsflesh novel nominated for a Hugo I ve decided that everything I want to discuss about this book takes me into hella spoilers territory So that spoiler flag I put on here Don t ignore that if you were thinking I was kidding I wasn t From here on out, we will be knee deep in zombie guts and spoilers If you want a non spoilery review, check out Kemper s well articulated reasons for this book s mediocrity I particularly agree about the lack of [...]

    21. Tina on said:

      Original post at One More PageOne of my best book discoveries last year was Mira Grant sFeed, the first book in the Newsflesh trilogy I was so excited about it when I heard it was about zombies AND blogging, and it was my first big Kindle purchase It remains as one of my favorite books, one that I have given away as gifts and prizes numerous times I was excited for the next book, Deadline, but I wasn t expecting that much, given that second books are usually so so compared to the first books in [...]

    22. Carol. on said:

      Three and a half stars, rounding down for problems in pace and focus Overall, I had mixed reactions to this book, and felt Feed was much better Problems in plotting became quite obvious in this book, and with less horror and action to create tension, pacing suffered The science started to go from a thought out disease to deus ex machina used to push the plot along, and became and outlandish I also found the duel cliffhanger endings troublesome and annoying Nevertheless, something about Grant [...]

    23. Giselle on said:

      This review contains no spoilers of either Deadline or FeedOne fine if not perfect installment in the Newsflesh Trilogy, Mira Grant brings us yet again into the lives of some of the most amazingly compelling character, in a terrifyingly real zombie apocalypse setting, with some dire happenings on the horizon This time, it s Shaun that we get the pleasure to know even better, as he is the narrator of this sequel After the events in Feed, Shaun is undergoing some very severe PTSD and mental instab [...]

    24. Lauren on said:

      I m not really sure why I read this It was bought for me by someone who didn t realise how much heart ache the first one caused me and I had nothing to read, which is why it took me about 39 years to get through There will be spoilers 1 The plot is, surprisingly, quite good At least, it s an improvement on the first book I know absolutely nothing about virology so for all I know Mira Grant is making the whole thing up as she goes along, but she seems well versed in it, giving the element of beli [...]

    25. Limonessa on said:

      3.5 starsIt s been difficult to formulate coherent thoughts after finishing this book yesterday There s a tangle of things I liked and things I didn t like Sometimes these things even overlap and I both liked them and didn t at the same time How odd.The one sure thing is that I liked this book a little less than Feed First of all because this book had me less emotionally involved than its predecessor and secondly, because of some elements in the plot which did not convince me fully It is very di [...]

    26. Ally on said:

      On hell of a cliffhanger I saw coming 67 miles awaySeries Well, yeaSexy times It s not that kind of book although Shaun does get it on once Plan on reading by the author Wellllll, sureSynopsis We pick up where the last book left off, sorta I mean it s obvs that a little time has passed Shaun has his merry bank of news types and they are out doing the zombie and news thing But this time, someone from the CDC shows up and some serious sh t hits the fan It s road trip time for the crew And off we [...]

    27. Jean Pearl on said:

      Straight to the point I ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY INCREDIBLY LOVE THIS BOOK TO DEATH If you ask me, which is the better one of the two books of Newsflesh series so far, I won t go far to say this book is better Believe me, both of them held the same awesomeness I come to really seek for an apocalyptic, sci fi type of book such these two Feed might have been pushed me to struggle a bit at first, but I tell you, the fruit of the labor is like the sweetest thing ever Ironic, since I bawled so much at that [...]

    28. Isamlq on said:

      Holy S I could kiss Ms.Grant If Feed was a thinking book, Deadline is a feeling book because i felt everything I don t really read thrillers my record clearly shows my love for YA I have a read a good many young contemps, a whole lot of PNR, and a lot of YA dystopian But Feed was one of my early favorites this year It impressed upon me that the value of a story is not the genre it seems to fall under, but in the way the story is told I picked it up thinking it was just another zombie book, and a [...]

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