Zombies and Blogging In One Book, I’m In Heaven!!!!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

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I’m totally going to start using knife when I get ready just like Mira Grant!

If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning you might remember me talking about a book called Feed by Mira Grant. (If you haven’t, click here to link to that entry.) I’ve finally read the sequel Deadline and can’t even contain how insanely excited I am about this book series.  I’m still on a zombie kick from last week and I’m loving the genre.  As you probably recall, I was disappointed with last week’s book about a zombie that could think and write, but Mira Grant has restored my faith that good zombie stories are still out there.  If you haven’t read Feed yet, what are you waiting for?  It’s amazing!  In fact, get on amazon right now and have it shipped to your house so that you can finish this post without worrying about spoilers!

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The series!!!

Deadline picks up close enough to where Feed left off that you feel like you haven’t skipped a beat.  Shaun Mason continues his role of narrator after taking over when his sister George, our original narrator, died in the last book.  Honestly I was a little unsure about reading the sequel after her death because her voice was what I loved so much about Feed.  But much like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, my compulsive need for closure had me returning to Grant’s world of zombies, blogs, and government conspiracies.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that even with George dead, her voice still found its way into the novel and not just in the samples from the characters’ blogs interjected between chapters.  Shaun can’t live without George so much that he has gone just crazy enough that he starts to hear her voice in his head.

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Not directly related to the books but look how cute!!

The mental break doesn’t stop him from continuing to run the news site that he started with his sister.  But when a legally dead woman from the CDC shows up with some odd data, Shaun and his new team set out to find the truth just like they always have.  Like the novel before it, Deadline is smartly written and immerses you in its reality.  Grant handles her narrator’s mental instability neatly in the writing so as not to confuse her readers.  But put on your smarty-pants for this book Beautiful Thinkers, because we’re treading into some heavy science here.  Unlike many other stories from the genre, these characters know exactly what causes dead people to get back up and attack the living: a virus called Kellis-Amberlee. It’s obvious from reading that Grant knows what she’s talking about when it comes to viruses, and she has indeed done thorough research into how real ones work.

After finishing Deadline I hope you already have the last of the trilogy, Blackout, because with the double twist ending Grant leaves you with you’re going to want to jump right into the next book.  In fact that’s exactly what I’m going to do now.  I’ll let you know how much I love it as soon as I finish.

photoKeep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

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