Book Review: Newsflesh #2: Deadline by Mira Grant

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar

Genre: Science Fiction > Post – Apocalyptic

(Newsflesh #2)

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 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.

Literary Awards: Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2012), Philip K. Dick Award Nominee (2011)

Book 1: Feed review



What the f*ck is going on here?

If Feed murdered me with its ending, Deadline is far more torturous. It tore my heart to pieces every single time that Shaun speaks, muses, and curses. How is it that I adore this male POV (Shaun) which is more bitter, more f*cked-up, and more “to-hell-with-them” angry? Simple. I just love Mira Grant’s brutal writing.

I found Deadline more entertaining than its prequel. The nasty humor, the biting remarks, and the raw mourning all gripped me into submission – i cannot put this down!

No boring moments when Shaun is the narrator. The conspiracy is still alive and more dangeruous than ever. Together with Shaun are Becks (my heroine!),Alaric (sweet geek), Maggie (cool heiress), and Mahir (unrequited love for…). All characters are phenomenal, each with his/her own distinct personality. I enjoyed Becks the most: her spunk, and her audacity (to Shaun!). Georgia is quite the surprise. The story that unfolded in the midst of them is bigger than i’d hoped, better than i dare imagined from Grant’s sick and twisted mind. Oh, my heart is so deliriously happy with the suspense and betrayal!

The Newsflesh Trilogy just got personal. Shaun Mason just captured my heart. In between terror and grief, I found solace in the incomparable relationships of the characters. And for some reason, i want Shaun’s brand of craziness if ever I find myself in his shoes.

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