“Deadline” by Mira Grant

Monday, August 01, 2011 - Book Reading
“Deadline” by Mira Grant

Back of the Book:

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.

Indigo’s Review on

The book begins with the same type of bang the first one began with, and although it follows a formulaic path, the story itself is nothing of the kind. There are multiple nail-biters. There are multiple moments that made me scream. There are multiple moments where I found myself fighting a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, and there are at least a few moments where I cheered, as well as a few where I simultaneously praised and cursed Grant’s name as situations got worse and worse for our heroes. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 420

Published: 2011-05-31

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=4.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that the incestuous tones from the first book are sort of creepily confirmed in this book. Like, really creepily confirmed. :-/ Also, the Shaun and Becks sex scene was overdone, in my opinion. Absolutely ridiculous, too detailed on the wrong things, and way too heavy on the incest thoughts at the end of the scene. O_O

The very best thing about this book is George chilling in Shaun’s head. I love that he’s hearing George, carrying on conversations, and taking advice from her. I also love that he completely accepts that he’s going insane but that he’s willing to deal with that bit of insanity to preserve the little bit of sanity that he has left. Oh, and I love how he goes out of his way to accommodate George:

… I started for the door, swerving almost as an after thought to pass through the kitchen and snag a coke from the fridge. “Thanks,” said George, as I stepped out into the hall.

“No problem,” I murmured, cracking open her soda a taking a drink…

I hate that I have to wait almost an entire year for the last book… *cry* I’ll be rereading “Feed” and “Deadline” before the third book comes out.


This book will be placed under the 42 Challenge 2011, the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Futuristic/Sci-Fi Reading Challenge, the iChallenges 2011 (iFae, iWere, iWitch, iVamp), and the The Dystopia Challenge.

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