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Deadline (Newsflesh #2)

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  17,576 Ratings  ·  1,817 Reviews
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 lif
Kindle Edition, 570 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Orbit
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Wendy Darling
This review does not contain spoilers for either FEED or DEADLINE. One year has passed since Shaun and Georgia Mason found more than they bargained for as they investigated the truth behind the Kellis-Amberlee virus, a mutated cure for human disease that led to the uprising of the dead. The events that transpired then have an enormous impact now as the high-profile bloggers from After the End of Times uncover a conspiracy that is even bigger than they ever imagined. A CDC researcher fakes her ow ...more
When I reviewed the previous book, Feed, I noted that that there were very few zombie attacks in it despite it being called a zombie book. Compared to Deadline, that one now looks like The Night of the Living Dead.

There’s an opening chapter here with our intrepid heroes escaping a pack of zombies that ends on page 18. We don’t get another actual zombie encounter until over 500 PAGES later. Not that there aren’t zombies around. The characters flee a major city right before it gets firebombed du
i have learned nothing from horror movies. i have fallen victim to the most elementary trap. never, ever think you are out of danger. never say things like "phew, i'm glad that didn't happen etc etc" i have said this.

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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I am breathless, speechless and whateverless (probably mindless) at the moment. The best I can do is quote my favorite, if sometimes cowardly Newsie, Alaric Kwong:

"Son of a chicken-fucking soy farmer and a diseased convention-center security guard."

Now what?!?
***Warning: this review contains spoilers for Feed***

I really don't know what I can say about this book besides how disappointed and frustrated it left me. Not that I was expecting something incredible mind you. I mean, it's not like Feed left me begging for more so I have no idea why I gave Deadline the time of day.

Actually I do know. I'm not too bright. I was going to purchase The Demon's Surrender on Tuesday June 14th, because that's when it was released, but for whatever reason the audiobo
I am not even going to try to abstain from spoilering because I really need to get some things off my chest…but I pinky swear promise not to spoiler Deadline. If you haven’t read Feed, check out Wendy’s review which ingeniously omits any spoiler information.

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6 heart-stopping, insanely intense stars

With about 20 pages left in the book, something happened in the story that literally had me flying off the couch and wanting to hurl my book out the window and into the thunderstorm outside.

A brief glimpse into my emotional state while reading the last section of Deadline.

And then...

Mira Grant is an evil, evil genius.
“I just find it interesting that kids apparently used to cry when Bambi's mother died. George and I both held our breaths, and then cheered when she didn't reanimate and try to eat her son.”

Who needs to study when you have a book containing zombies and corruption and cloning to read? Not me!

Well, actually, I do need to. But instead of studying, I spent all of yesterday reading Deadline by Mira Grant! Someone shower me with sympathy, because I'll definitely need some of it after failing staying u
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Lessons learned from Deadline-

1) The voices in your head might be smarter than you, so listen to them!

2) That the government doesn't like to admit they are wrong (we'll I learned this lesson working for the exact agency mentioned in this book but nevermind that fact).

3) Don't doubt the decisions you've already made or you'll drive yourself batshit crazy!

4) If you love someone, tell them right away since you might not get a chance tomorrow.

5) Treat today like it is your last day on the earth beca
Jun 10, 2011 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jo by: Catie
This review is relatively spoiler free.. but if you don't want to know ANYTHING about this or Feed... look away now.

Initial Thoughts.
WHAT IS WITH THE ENDINGS OF MIRA GRANT’S BOOKS? And, what was that? We have to wait for months until the next book comes out?! COME ON.

High points.
Shaun. (S)He’s hearing voices. Less of the technical jargon for simpletons like me. More zombie action. Things are rotten in the state of… um, America. Underground scientists. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Cast g
Final rating: 5/5 stars

“This is what I do know: A lie, however well-intended, can't prepare you for reality or change the world... To tell the truth is to provide armament against a world too full of cruelties to be defeated with simple falsehoods... It seems to me we owe the world--more, we owe ourselves--the exchange of comfort for the chance that maybe the truth can do what people always say it can. The truth may, given the opportunity, set us free.”

So far, my favorite book in trilogy (
Last Page Impression: Oh.My.God! Wow... I mean: WOW!!!!!!!

“I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter what we wanted. What matters is what we chose to do with the things we had.”

Damn, this book was insane!
I need a whole constellation lined up to rate it properly, because only 5 stars doesn't seem to make it justice.. I loved every single word of it.

Deadline is one of those books that you want to read slowly, to savor every phrase, every discovery, every nuance, every little moment. Deadline is one
Jun 07, 2011 Katie(babs) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of my best book discoveries last year was Mira Grant's Feed, the first book in the Newsflesh trilogy. I was so excited about it when I heard it was about zombies AND blogging, and it was my first big Kindle purchase. It remains as one of my favorite books, one that I have given away as gifts and prizes numerous times. I was excited for the next book, Deadline, but I wasn't expecting that much, given that second books are usually so-so compared to the first book
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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I don’t want to live in the world that Mira Grant described in Feed, and now in Deadline.

I don’t want to live in a house that has tiny windows, so that anything about 40lbs can’t get through, or have to endure blood tests at every entry or exit.

I don’t want to never again experience the joy of an open air concert or festival.

I don’t want to not be able to offer comfort to a stranger by giving them a hug, or holding thei
Apr 02, 2014 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
Well that's a game changer. On to book three...
This review contains no spoilers of either Deadline or Feed

One fine if not perfect installment in the Newsflesh Trilogy, Mira Grant brings us yet again into the lives of some of the most amazingly compelling character, in a terrifyingly real zombie apocalypse setting, with some dire happenings on the horizon.

This time, it's Shaun that we get the pleasure to know even better, as he is the narrator of this sequel. After the events in Feed, Shaun is undergoing some very severe PTSD and mental inst
Ben Babcock
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Kimberley doruyter
had to push to keep going,
and the end just made me scratch my head.

guess i wasn't in a good head space the first time i read this.
the ending still doesn't make much sense to me, but the rest of the book is better then the last time i read the book.
First read: January 2012

Re-read: Sept-Oct 2015

I love this book and the entire series more than words can express. I highly recommend this series for everyone. That is all.
Sep 22, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, zombie
It pains me to say this, but I don’t believe I will be able to post a “proper” review of Deadline. I believe with all my heart that if you fell in love with Mira Grant’s world in Feed—you will have to and need to read Deadline. Your heart would need to continue the story of Georgia, Shaun, Mahir, Maggie, Buffy, Becks, Dave, and Alaric. Hell….I had a hard time waiting a couple of weeks to tape my heart back together again after reading Feed before diving back in for more.

Any review from me would
Jean Pearl
Jun 04, 2011 Jean Pearl rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Straight to the point: I ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY INCREDIBLY LOVE THIS BOOK TO DEATH! If you ask me, which is the better one of the two books of Newsflesh series so far, I won't go far to say this book is better. Believe me, both of them held the same awesomeness I come to really seek for an apocalyptic, sci-fi type of book such these two. Feed might have been pushed me to struggle a bit at first, but I tell you, the fruit of the labor is like the sweetest thing ever. Ironic, since I bawled so much at ...more
3.5 stars

It's been difficult to formulate coherent thoughts after finishing this book yesterday. There's a tangle of things I liked and things I didn't like. Sometimes these things even overlap and I both liked them and didn't at the same time. How odd.
The one sure thing is that I liked this book a little less than Feed . First of all because this book had me less emotionally involved than its predecessor and secondly, because of some elements in the plot which did not convince me fully.

It is v
Jun 05, 2011 Isamlq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy S#@!...

I could kiss Ms.Grant. If Feed was a "thinking" book, Deadline is a "feeling" book because i. felt. everything.

I don't really read thrillers; my record clearly shows my love for YA. I have a read a good many young contemps, a whole lot of PNR, and a lot of YA 'dystopian.' But Feed was one of my early favorites this year. It impressed upon me that the value of a story is not the genre it seems to fall under, but in the way the story is told. I picked it up thinking it was just anoth
Kimberley doruyter
that ending.
i garantie you will want to read the last book as soon as you can when you finish this.
Three and a half stars, rounding down for problems in pace and focus. Overall, I had mixed reactions to this book, and felt Feed was much better. Problems in plotting became quite obvious in this book, and with less horror and action to create tension, pacing suffered. The science started to go from a thought out disease to more deus ex machina used to push the plot along, and became more and more outlandish. I also found the duel cliffhanger endings troublesome and annoying. Nevertheless, somet ...more
Shaun Mason and his team of bloggers uncover even more to the conspiracy that got his sister Georgia murdered. Kelly Connolly, a researcher from the CDC in Memphis shows up at Shaun's door with some startling statistics. The Kellis-Amberlee virus is spreading and mutating but the mutations aren't natural. At the same time, people with a natural immunity, or reservoir conditions, are being killed off at completely unnatural rates. Kelly's whole team has been killed off and her boss, Dr. Wynn, has ...more
Apr 12, 2012 Nikita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, novel
I'm not really sure on how to make a review of this one, or if I could. I don't think no amount of 'reviewing' would justify how good GREAT this book is.

Just READ IT!!!

Although I'm still contemplating if I would really make a review. I need more time to think. I'm utterly dumbfounded and speechless.

*deep breaths*
After roughly two weeks of brooding over this book, I was finally able to fix the short circuit in my brain which I had the moment I finished reading this AWESOME book. Readin
4.5 stars. I nearly gave it five, but that would be like saying I loved it as much as Feed, and I didn't, not quite. It was slow to start, and the first nearly 300 pages were full of endless boring exposition(view spoiler). However, the second half of the book more than makes up for the iffy beginning.

Now that the rating quibbles are out of the way, please forgive me for venting some emotion here using bad language: HOLY FUCK, MIRA GRANT.

This book made me c
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Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp Cannibals scenario remains unchallen ...more
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“I just find it interesting that kids apparently used to cry when Bambi's mother died. George and I both held our breaths, and then cheered when she didn't reanimate and try to eat her son.” 95 likes
“I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter what we wanted. What matters is what we chose to do with the things we had.” 79 likes
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