“The one thing I have absolute faith in is mankind’s capacity to make things worse. No matter how bad it gets, we’re all happy to screw each other over. It’s enough to make me wonder if we should have let the zombies win.”
― Mira Grant,
I HAVE TOO MANY FEELS FOR THIS BOOK.
Okay guys, there is literally no way to talk about this book WITHOUT spoiling literally EVERYTHING about it.
So please, for the love of God, if you do NOT want one of the major plot points spoiled for you then DO NOT READ FURTHER.
Yeah, that feels weird. I’m supposed to be encouraging you guys to read this thing, not doing the exact opposite.
That’s how much I love you, readers. I am telling you to avoid a review if you don’t want a spoiler. What more could you want?
Okay, so here we go.
We pick up the second part of the series from Shaun’s point of view, and find out that since Georgia’s death, he has unable to conduct in the same “Irwin” behavior that made him one of the top reporters in the first place.
He also has the ghost of his dead sister talking to him in his head.
Also, it turns out that the conspiracy they thought they had finished uncovering? The one that lead to her death?
It goes deeper than they could have ever imagined.
When a former scientist comes to him with evidence that the CDC is willing to kill for, Shaun and the rest of the After the End Times are once again thrown in to the web of conspiracy that they never really left.
Poor guys just can’t catch a break!
So honestly, at first I was wondering how this book would go. I really loved Feed and was cautiously optimistic that Deadline would have the same mysterious elements and tension that was present through the novel.
“I suggest it’s time we head off to see the Wizard. The wonderful Wizard of Jesus We Are All So Fucked.”
― Mira Grant,
If anything, this book only made me love the series more. We get to see further the complex emotions and personalities of the supporting characters, and we get to reunite with some loved ones from the first novel.
So many new things happened too! The corruption of the CDC, the betrayal of the man who helped them before, the virus suddenly amplifying through insects. It’s so much action and new information yet, they were introduced so well that I just didn’t even have time to think about it, I was just so in to the story! After reading, you could definitely see the easter eggs planted in the universe that made this conclusion obvious.
Overall, I was really impressed with this second installation, and if the ending was anything to go by, the final book in this series is going to be absolutely AMAZING.