Blackout by Mira Grant

October 31, 2013 Frightening, Zombies 13

Happy Halloween, Bookworms!

I’m looking forward to trick-or-treaters tonight! It’s supposed to rain, so perhaps we won’t reach our record of 300 ghosts and goblins, but it should be fun regardless. Anyway, today also marks the end of my all-scary-all-the-time reading binge. I’m celebrating by discussing the final installment of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy, Blackout. 

blackoutAs I mentioned when we discussed Deadline, it’s impossible to discuss the final installment of a trilogy without spoiling things at least a little bit… Particularly in the case of these books. So, here we go again. SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST TWO BOOKS READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! SPOILERS ARE INEVITABLE. WARNING WARNING WARNING! I WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU DON’T LISTEN TO MY SHOUTY CAPITALS! 

When we left the crew, Shaun was holed up at Dr. Abbey’s lab- the renegade mad scientist studying Kellis-Amberlee. He’s recently been proven to be immune to zombie disease.  Too bad he’s still grieving George so heavily that he doesn’t want to poke dead things with sticks. But wait… What’s this? The plot THICKENS. It’s a veritable STEW right now! So the CDC is even MORE evil than we’d thought, because Deadline ends with George WAKING UP!

WTF? It turns out, George has been cloned by the CDC. Holy crap on a cracker! The girl has been friggin resurrected! Unfortunately, she’s also being held prisoner, and can’t get in touch with anybody to let them know she’s alive…Luckily, all evil organizations have their weaknesses, and the CDC has been infiltrated by another organization. George is confused about who to trust, and all she wants is to get back to Shaun.

Excitement and drama and conspiracies and zombies abound! And then… Mira Grant threw me a plot twist I wasn’t expecting. I mean, it was sort of alluded to, when I look back, but I’m still not sure I’m not bothered by it. I’m slowly coming to terms… But… Yeeeeeeeeeah… Still- I cannot get enough Mira Grant and I can’t rave enough about these books. Egads, just read them already! Read them! Best decision I made all Halloween season.

So Bookworms, who’s excited about Halloween? Who has mentally prepared for the idea that a zombie apocalypse might just occur during trick-or-treating?! 

If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of Blackout by Mira Grant, copies are available on Book Depository. If you order using this link, I will receive a small commission, which will most likely be invested into more books. Help me help you, y’all. 

Gratuitous Le Kattoo photo!

Gratuitous Le Kattoo photo!

13 Responses to “Blackout by Mira Grant”

  1. Megan M.

    It’s rainy here today too. My girls are very nervous that trick or treating will be RUINED! My 6 year old will be a witch and my 3 year old will be Hello Kitty.

  2. Charleen

    SPOILER!!! (trying to be vague but it’d be pretty easy to guess what I’m talking about…)

    Yeah, that twist. It doesn’t bother me in a “that’s just wrong” sort of way… but it bothers me because it negates one of the things I loved about Feed, which was such a strong non-romantic relationship. When it was alluded to in Deadline I was hoping maybe it was something that had just happened once, or that maybe those feelings were one-sided or part of the grief… but, yeah. Pretty disappointed over here.

  3. Sarah Says Read

    UGH, that twist. It seemed a bit wrong, but also like Charleen I had really liked that the series didn’t have that kind of plot point and I’m really disappointed that she stuck that in there. It’s still a fantastic series, but I try to block that part out. I don’t know why she felt the need to add that, the books did just fine without it.

  4. Allison @ The Book Wheel

    I think the main thing here is that you had 300 trick or treaters! That’s super expensive!

    Meanwhile, I only skimmed the review (I won’t lie) because I haven’t read the series and didn’t want to read too many spoilers 🙂

Talk to me, Bookworms!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.