Saturday, 25 June 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Newsflesh 2: Deadline - Mira Grant

Release Date: 02/06/11


Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organisation 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 researcher from the Centre for Disease Control fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun's relieved to find a new purpose in life. Because this researcher comes bearing news: the monster who attacked them may be destroyed, but the conspiracy is far from dead. Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.


OK, so you’re in downtime for the next Romero film, you’ve read pretty much every zombie book out there (even the one about a Zombie Autopsy) and are looking for something new, something novel and something pretty epic that will glut you fuller than a zombie at an all you can eat brain buffet. So what are you going to do?

Well, have you heard of Mira Grant? You haven’t? You mean you missed that original release of Feed (reviewed here)?

Worry no longer then, for Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) is back with a vengeance in this, her second novel in the Newsflesh trilogy which has something for everyone. You want conspiracy, yep, you want some top zombie action, you’ve got that as well and if you want high octane action blended with hyper charged sexual tension, well you’ve got that thrown into the mix.

All in this title is a satisfactory addition to the Zombie genre and one that the reader will thrill, chill and perhaps even spill to get their hands upon. A great offering and one that really will please that inner zombie. BBbbbbrrrraaaiiiinnnnsssss.

1 comment:

Annette Mills said...

Haven't even got to Feed yet, but these books are definitely on my list. Great review! Thanks.