Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Blackout: A Review (Newsflesh #3)


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 since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.

Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:

Things can always get worse.

Blackout is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated Feed and the sequel, Deadline.
My Review:

I just love when a series continuously gets better with each book. I feel that it's such a rare thing. Yet, Mira Grant has proved me wrong.

Here, After the End Times (the news agency Shaun Mason runs) is faced with so many various obstacles, I commend them for just staying ALIVE. There's so much more to the zombie breakout than we thought. There's more to President Ryman's campaign and presidency...

So much!

I kept turning pages. I couldn't put it down. I had to know what would happen next.

Despite the lives lost, and the battles lost, After the End Times comes out conqueror. And man, oh man, did they fight for it and their lives. It was incredible. I love how the Masons always seek for truth despite how dangerous it could be.

This was a beautiful series with a great ending.

There is some language, and a part that bothers some people (I've heard them call it incest but...if the two characters aren't related, then is it really? It didn't bother or surprise me, and I would NOT call it incest--it doesn't even fit the definition).

On that bright note, I do highly recommend this series if you love a good zombie filled futuristic world!

5 out of 5!

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