Blackout by Mira Grant

17 Oct

Title: Blackout (Newsflesh #3)

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit 2012

Genre: Zombie

Pages: 660

Rating:  5  / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Zombie; Mount TBR; Color Coded – Black; Fall into Reading

How I Got It: I own it!

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.

What a conclusion to the trilogy!  I am blown away.  I couldn’t have imagined that the conspiracy went so deep and was so insidious.  I love that this series, while keeping the zombie scares, involves a huge political thriller.  This was definitely a departure, especially a departure from my last series (As the World Dies from Rhiannon Frater), but I loved it.  I loved seeing more of my favorite characters, loved Maggie so much!  I loved seeing more action sequences, love the shooting!  I loved hearing more witty quips, hello Alaric!  I must caution readers that this series is super addictive and super dense.  While I flew through the pages, I sometimes needed to take a moment to let certain events and revelations sink in.  A very well-written complicated zombie thriller.

Newsflesh Trilogy

  1. Feed
  2. Deadline
  3. Blackout
  4. Countdown — ebook novella
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