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Deadline by Mira Grant
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Feb 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, sci-fi, dystopian, zombies
Read from June 03 to 08, 2011

Disclaimer - I actually think this book is closer to a 4.5. It was *almost* as wonderful as Feed. Don't get me wrong, I really, really loved it, but it just didn't match my experience with Feed, where I was literally sobbing at the end of the book. I'm a sucker for those.

And the ending - OMG. I still can't believe it. The writing was just as great and natural as in Feed, though I was just a little annoyed by the repeated use of the word "deadpan". Another small thing that bothered me and stopped me from giving this book five stars - the relationship between Shaun and Georgia - as touching as it is that they are SO close, I can't help but be a little skeeved at how obsessed Shaun is with his sister. It's not too distracting, but I do think it was a little much.

Shaun's voice was unique and refreshingly honest, and the urgency in this book is, I think, even greater than in Feed. I absolutely had to know what was going on! The last few chapters are definitely a wild ride - I can't wait for the third installment of this series.
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Andrea WHAT! I forgot this was coming out! I can't wait to hear what you think. I'm sort of afraid to read it.

Elizabeth Salom (elistar) I paged you on the board! I'm scared it's not going to live up to Feed, too, but so far reviews are good.

Andrea Nice! I can't wait to read this. Georgia and Shaun's relationship creeped me out in Feed too.

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