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Deadline

(Newsflesh #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  23,667 ratings  ·  2,252 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
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Paperback, 584 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Orbit
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Kemper
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
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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
karen
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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Lucy
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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?!?
Penny
***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
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Emma
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies
The conspiracy is bigger than they thought....not quite as good as the first- but still an original take on a world with the living dead.
Holly
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.
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Trish
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! We started with a shocking revelation and we're ending it with another one, making one want to start the finale of this trilogy right away! Holy shit! Or, to put it in Georgia Mason's words: "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!"

After the events of book one, Shaun is - understandably - not the most stable person. In fact, he's downright hallucinating and it says a lot about the bonds he's formed with the other staff members that they are simply accepting it (even though some are weirded out a little
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Catie
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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Megan Baxter
Jun 11, 2013 rated it liked it
And for the most part, I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. It's fairly solid all the way through, with some very nice tension being built in times of zombie outbreaks. It's not heavy character stuff, but there's enough there. And I'm not a zombie aficionado, so the fact that I liked it at all is probably a good sign.

Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.

In the meantime, you can read
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Justine
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
Another book with mixed reviews, but me, I really liked it! I must say though that this book officially confirms me as the most clueless of innocent babes reading books in the woods (cue Bambi .gif), because even after reading the book I still hadn't figured out the whole Shaun/Georgia thing, but needed to have that particular point spelled out for me by my intrepid buddy reader, Amanda.

If you've read the book, I know what you're thinking: wow. It's OK. I'm sure there are lots of other things I
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Ari
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 i
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Katie(babs)
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Bradley
Re-Read

I really enjoyed this the first time and I really enjoyed this the second. :)

What? That's it?

What do you mean, that's it? You don't like clones, crazy people, a world teeming with zombies, a mad scientist with the cuuuuuuutest puppy ever, or a bunch of Irwins following a real nutter because... um, why are they following him, again? OOooohhh right, he's got a certain charm and they respect his (view spoiler) sister. Who he talks to. Aloud. All the time. :)

Not much poli
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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
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Kimberley doruyter
there is alot of info in this one and i had to read it more then once to get it all.
and in the end OMG!
Jo
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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Thomas
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
“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
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Kristalia
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
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Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2011/05/...

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
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Tina
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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
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Milda Page Runner
The one thing I have absolute faith in is mankind’s capacity to make things worse. No matter how bad it gets, we’re all happy to screw each other over. It’s enough to make me wonder if we should have let the zombies win.
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I enjoyed this book better than the first one in the series, I think mostly due to the fact, that we didn't loose any of the characters I liked. That said plot and the pacing were better in Feed imo. Deadline is also not as light and humorous but that's natural after th
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Kara Babcock
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Kimberley doruyter
that ending.
i garantie you will want to read the last book as soon as you can when you finish this.
Lauren
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fail, zombies, lol-whut
I'm not really sure why I read this. It was bought for me by someone who didn't realise how much heart ache the first one caused me and I had nothing to read, which is why it took me about 39 years to get through. There will be spoilers.

1. The plot is, surprisingly, quite good. At least, it's an improvement on the first book. I know absolutely nothing about virology so for all I know Mira Grant is making the whole thing up as she goes along, but she seems well versed in it, giving the element o
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Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
I didn't hate this but I did hate Shaun, and was bored a lot of the time.

After the ending of the last book I thought that this one would pick up a lot, but it was mostly dull. Shaun was a huge dick, and while the other characters were fine I didn't really care about them. I thought the plot was really slow moving. After finishing the 10hr+ audiobook I still feel like not much had happened, and while I was listening I always had that "hurry up and wait" feeling.

Another HUGE feeling I was gettin
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carol.
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
Amanda
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
Struggling a little bit with my feelings on this.
Giselle
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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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 C
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  • Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
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