Wednesday, 20 June 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Newsflesh Trilogy 3: Blackout - Mira Grant

Release Date: 21/06/12


The year is 2041, and Shaun Mason is having a bad day. Everyone he knows is dead or in hiding. The world is doing its best to end itself for the second time. The Centre for Disease Control is out to get him. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, he must face mad scientists, zombie bears and rogue government agencies before the conspiracy that killed Georgia manages to kill the only thing he has left of her - the truth. And if there's one thing he knows is true in this post-zombie, post-resurrection America, it's this: Things can always get worse.


In this the third part of Mira’s tale, the reader has been awaiting the next instalment for quite some time especially after the revelations in the previous books. Its cleverly written, the plot line addictive and the reader really has to work hard to keep up with the twists and turns as event unfurl.

Add to this some top notch prose, an addictive hard to put down writing style and of course characters that you’ve not only grown to care about but root for and all in this tale is a real gem to enjoy. The only real downside is that the principle character within doesn’t quite pull it all off with quite the same aplomb as the previous but all in the world building is such that you’ll keep on going.

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