Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Review: Blackout by Mira Grant
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. The 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.
This is the last book of the Newsflesh series, and I gotta say. What an ending! I loved every single page of this book. When I started reading about cloning George I instantly became all eyerolly and "Oh Mira Grant..why you take easy way out?" But it turned out to not be worthy of any kind of snarkery! None whatsoever!
I'm not gonna be all spoilery, but the George and Shaun twist was not something I saw coming. I am soooo happy about that too! Mira Grant, you totally got me! *kneeslap* It was perfect and after thinking back through the previous books I totally saw all the Se7en (movie reference)-like clues. I love that shizz!
This book was a great finish. I think it wrapped up all the questions in a great way. There didn't seem to be any "reaching" in relation to the finish. No grasping at straws or anything of that nature, that make me wanna hurl a book across the room.
I cried like a biatch you guys! There is one point in the book that I swear made me a weepy pantsed baby. I UGLY CRIED you guys! My husband wandered into the living room, saw me crying with a book in my hands and quickly scrambled out of the room. Yeah..that's how sad it was! I won't give away too many things, but it involves one of my favorite characters and the fate of said character. You do the math!
The only problem I have with this book is that it's over. :( Shaun and George may continue to have imaginary adventures together but I won't be along with them and that makes me SO SAD.