Off the Shelf
Deadline by Mira Grant
by Larissa March
In Mira Grant’s first book, Feed,
the Masons and their team of bloggers at The End Times paid a crippling
cost to make sure the world was told the truth when the presidential
campaign they were covering got much, much hotter than anyone could
have expected. Consequently, a CDC researcher who has faked her own
death to escape a deadly conspiracy in the CDC itself comes to them
with the harrowing story of a
lifetime. Unfortunately, it really is the story of a
lifetime – possibly a very, very short one for everyone who
knows about it, and the living are far more dangerous than the walking
Mira’s world of zombies, politicians, medical researchers and
bloggers is fleshed out vividly and in detail. Cancer and the common
cold have both been finally cured by engineered viruses –
with the unfortunate side effect of a mutation combining the two into
Kellis-Amberlee, which triggered the Rising. Twenty years later,
zombies are a fact of life that’s just not going away, and
society has inevitably changed. As the first people to spread accurate
information during the Rising, bloggers have become the most trusted
source of news, but people in power are still willing to do anything to
keep their secrets.
the second book in the Newsflesh trilogy, and in the nature of all good
sequels, the stakes are higher, the betrayals are nastier, and the
twists are sharper. The ending has not one but two cliff
hangers which will take a truly mind blowing book to properly resolve
– fortunately, Mira seems to be up to the challenge!
Mira Grant's homepage is miragrant.com
Purchase Deadline from Powells Bookstore or your favourite book retailer.
© 2011 Larissa March
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