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Blackout

(Newsflesh #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  18,869 ratings  ·  1,720 reviews
Rise up while you can. -Georgia Mason

The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.

The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. They uncovered the biggest conspiracy si
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Orbit
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Kemper
Here’s a book called Blackout that seems hugely popular with critics and the Goodreads crowd, but that I thought had serious flaws despite a cool premise. Now I’ve written a long review going in depth into what irritated me so much. Hmm… I wonder why I’ve got this odd feeling of deja vu?

This is the third book in the Newsflesh trilogy after Feed and Deadline in which Mira Grant* created a future world set about twenty-five years after mutated viruses created zombies. In this future, where dying b
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Wendy Darling
This review is spoiler-free, and safe even for those who haven't read the first two books in the series.

Forget everything you ever assumed about science fiction novels or zombie thrillers: the Newsflesh trilogy defies all expectations. The story that began with a turbulent political campaign in a post-apocalyptic Feed escalates here as the blogger journalists from After the End of Times continue their quest to uncover the truth behind the deadly Kellis-Amberlee virus that has decimated civilizat
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karen
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies-r-bitey

more, please.
i don't want it to be over.

review when i stop hyperventilating.

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so, yeah. the only way to review this book is to squee over it like a little girl. because it's the final book in a trilogy - whatever i write here isn't going to make anyone who hasn't read the first two run right out and buy it, because these books build - there is no way to only read the third book and feel like you have made a good decision. and i
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Ari
[SAFE TO READ] And so the story ends..


I've never missed some characters the way I miss these guys, and yeah - I already miss them like crazy.

You know what?... If you want to know how this all ends you’ll just have to read the story and find on your own. What you’re reading now is my heart bleeding all over my keyboard, because this is how it feels letting this story go.

Damn you Mira Grant, for making me love your world as much as I do, for making me cry for a fictional story and some freaking
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Worry not, my dears, this review is spoiler-free.

There are three things in this world I truly believe in. That the truth will set us free; that lies are the prisons we build for ourselves; and that Shaun loves me. Everything else is just details.
- Georgia Mason


There's not much I can say about the Newsflesh trilogy that I haven't said a million times before, nothing spoiler-free at least, and I refuse to spoil even the smallest detail for any of you. As a result, this will be more of an emotional
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Catie
I was over the top excited to read this final installment, but I admit that I was also nervous. I loved Deadline, but I found myself balking a bit at what Alaric would call the “Mad Science.” I have no flipping clue how to review this and remain spoiler free but I am going to try my hardest!

And I guess that means that I can’t even really summarize anything that’s happened in the previous two books. Ummm… there were conspiracies and deaths (oh so many deaths!), high-stakes journalism and heroic b
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
It's up...

She answers our questions.....

The Mira Grant Interview

You know you want to know about Shaun and George. We ask her!

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Justine
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
3.5 stars

I enjoyed this, but maybe not quite as much as the previous two. Some parts of the story felt a tiny bit muddled for me, which detracted from my enjoyment somewhat.

Overall though, I still feel this is one of the better and more intelligently written series of zombie genre books out there.
Bonnie
'This is as close as we could get to an ending. The world goes on. Zombies or no zombies, political conspiracy or no political conspiracy, the world goes on.
I think I like it that way.'


Ah, the end is finally here. Blackout: the highly anticipated final book in the Newsflesh trilogy. For those of you that have yet to read this series feel free to continue - no spoilers!

When I first heard about Feed, I dismissed it immediately when 'political intrigue' and 'zombies' were put into the same descript
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TheBookSmugglers
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers

**WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS UNAVOIDABLE SPOILERS FOR FEED AND DEADLINE. If you have not read the first two books in the trilogy and want to remain unspoiled, look away! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.**

At the conclusion of Deadline, there have been some rather drastic revelations: Shaun is immune to Kellis-Amberlee, Georgia has been cloned by the CDC (oh, yeah, and the adopted brother and sister have had a longstanding sexual relationship). Blackout opens with
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Regina
This was fanflippingtastic! The best in the series. I just finished and I am shaking. I don't think there will be anything this good for me, ever again. This is not a review, lol, I will be back to write a more coherent and better put together thoughts. Mira Grant is a brilliant writer.

**
I was in love with this book from the beginning. I should say upfront, I liked Feed but not as much as Deadline, which I loved and not as much as Blackout, which is my favorite. For me, Mira really hit her strid
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Kimberley doruyter
oh MY ...............

it really is a good thing she's writing more books, this world is too good to let go to waste.
Isamlq
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book!

No, seriously, this book…! I’d sworn to take it slow and sure I was keeping to said goal, but once I reached the 20% mark, well there was no looking back for me. I didn’t even bother to hide the fact that I was reading this at work. So picture me thus: nose buried in kindle, more often than not, with palm over mouth to keep from screaming. It was that good.

Details. I can only imagine the research that must have gone into this one. I am very impressed with how she put in all those de
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Lucy
My friend apparently really looooved a line that threatened a romantic murder-suicide. I'm rethinking that friendship.

Anyway, this book is more of the same bullshit from the last book. The main character's importance is overwhelmingly overestimated because the author likes to cuddle her darlings rather than being remotely realistic about what their places in the world building really are. I don't know if I have the energy to write a full review of all the reasons I hated this book, but I'm defin
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Giselle
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I didn't love it "quite" as much as the others but the series as a whole is the mother of amazeballs! I think I found this one a bit long--not boring; NEVER boring--just longer, maybe slower? Or maybe I was just impatient for POV A to meet POV B already! >.< It could be because it was on audio this time, too. Anyways, epic series!

My favorite remains book 2! (Yes, it's important for you to know! :P)

Now I will go cry in a corner because it's over :(
Milda Page Runner
“Impossible” is something that stopped having any staying power when the dead started to rise. Trust me on this one. I’m a scientist.
—From the journal of Dr. Shannon Abbey, date unknown.


I'm done with it! Finally! Phew...

...and yeah it's bordering on the impossible so much that it goes beyond my believe.
Kristalia
Final rating: 5/5 stars



“It's the oldest story in the world. Boy loves girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back thanks to the unethical behavior of megalomaniacal mad scientists who never met a corpse they wouldn't try to resurrect. Anyone coming within a hundred yards of my happy ending had better pray that they're immune to bullets.”




I freaking loved it! IT was just fantastic, amazing and utterly badass! ♥ This trilogy must not be ignored, it MUST BE READ. trust me on this - i gave all thre
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Thomas
4.5 stars.

"Sometimes the hardest thing about the truth is putting down the misassumptions, falsehoods, and half-truths that stand between it and you. Sometimes that's the last thing that anybody wants to do. And sometimes it's the only thing we can do." - Georgia Mason.

When I write book reviews, I usually save my recommendation of the book until the end. But Blackout, and the Newsflesh trilogy itself, should not be put off until the end. Feed, the first book in the series, is a novel that I woul
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Laura
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombie
The End. *sigh*

I held on, savored, and remained in Mira Grant’s Blackout as long as I possibly could. Stretched out the love and experience for weeks. But I guess I had to hit the last page eventually. Leaving the book home for the first time the other day, hell—made me feel naked! And left a true ache in my heart.

Blackout is filled with government conspiracies, mad scientists, zombie bits, running, and the ever present battle for the truth. If you have read Feed and Deadline, then I have no do
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Jammies
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brainsssssssss
Why have I spent every free minute of the last four days reading the same book twice? Because it's a sci-fi / horror / political thriller / love story / action movie novel all rolled into one, and it is intense.

Okay, thing one about this review--spoilers. I'm not going to put them in individual spoiler tags, I'm going to spoil-code everything after thing two and if you keep reading, on your head be it.

Thing two--you need to read these books in order. If you haven't read Feed and Deadline, stop r
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Ben Babcock
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Lori Redman
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Scott  Hitchcock
Book 1: 3.5*
Book 2: 3.5*
Book 3: 3.5*

This is definitely one of those guilty pleasure series. It's unique within the zombie genre which is why I like it but overall the story doesn't offer many surprises. The characters are often stereotypical. Yet the story flows and is enjoyable. It's like one of those trashy Fox/CW series my wife will get into and I'll end up watching by default and to my horror I actually like the cheese.

If you're looking for something laid back and enjoyable this could be yo
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Jason
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, read-2012
5 Stars

This is an incredible zombie series that is geared for both the young adult and the adult crowd. I loved how relevant it is to todays in your face media and in your face Facebook culture. Mira Grant has taken the uber popular post-apocalyptic genre and laid it down in a way that would be relevant in today’s headlines. The characters and the format of the writing is what make the Newslflesh trilogy stand out among the best of this genre.

I am not going to give any spoilers away, nor am I go
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*~Lan Lan~*
Five Stars!

Mira Grant is a guilty pleasure of mine without the guilt. I will read anything she publishes.



I absolutely love how this amazing trilogy ended.

Blackout is the conclusive book to the NewsFlesh Trilogy and did not disappoint in the slightest. I am so thankful there are novellas and other tales in this world because I don't know what I would do it if it actually ended.

Feed set the stage with George and Shaun, the two adopted children of the famous Masons in a post-zombie apocalyptic wor
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Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance]
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with a brain and a sense of humour
I do love the Newsflesh books. The backdrop is a really fascinating pandemic scenario, set after the world has had chance to get over the initial apocalyptic outbreak and make the first attempts to re-establish itself. Life goes on, but so do the zombies. People live alongside the zombies, but they do it in a constant state of fear and paranoia. There's a strong focus on the role of new media and tech which, like the virus backstory itself, is based on solid, credible science. Grant (aka Seanan ...more
Holly (The Grimdragon)
"She turned to face the glass, a smile on her face, zombies looming up hard and fast behind her. We couldn't hear them moaning anymore, or the sound her gun made when it hit the ground. She raised her free hand in a perfect pageant wave, seemingly oblivious to the hands reaching out to grab her hair. Then she went over backward, vanishing into the teeming river of infected flesh."

In my review for Deadline from last month, I mentioned how difficult it was for me to write while avoiding ALL THE SP
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Tim Mercer
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I love this world. I think it is the best zombie themed world ever created. I thought the first book was a bit slow as it went into all the detail of life in 2041 but once that was framed Mira Grant moved onto characters that completely took over. This final book is fast paced and wraps up the story with some more twists that I did NOT see coming. Again as much as this has some unique zombie fighting action it is still more about journalism, ethics and the characters. Got to go and re ...more
Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I still think Deadline is the most powerful of the series, but this was quite the satisfying end to a series that I will forever force onto anyone who asks for book recommendations.

I don't think I could write a real review without spoilers, or a bunch of annoying fangirling. I have no words for how much I love this series.
Eclectisism Incarnate
I have a super bad case of "I can't believe this is over!" syndrome.

I love how this ended, but I also kind of hate it? But it's also pretty much the only way it ever could've gone, and I'm just over here, staring at the horizon, wondering if I'll ever be the same again. *sigh*





I would like the world to note that I am in dire need of more Mira books. Lots more Mira books. Definitely more mermaid Mira books, but really, any and all Mira books are welcome!
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Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.

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 C
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Other books in the series

Newsflesh (4 books)
  • Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
  • Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
  • Feedback (Newsflesh, #4)
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