The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives—the dark conspiracy behind the infected.
The truth will get out, even if it kills them.
“Definitely one of THE BEST Zombie Novels, I’ve ever read since ‘The Walking Dead’! ”
But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.
Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.
“Holy fukkenburgers! This book is AWESOME!”
Warning, this review may contain a lot of spoilers. So read at your own risk.
Okay, so where do I start? I read the first book last year and now I finally have the guts to read the second book. The first book blows me away and now after reading the second…it was AWESOME!
First of all the FEED (The 1st book) is about Georgia Mason’s point-of-view and all about politics and life of a journalist. Turns out ugly when Georgia died. So I started to wonder… “Now that Georgia died what would happen on the next book?” But the doubts in my mind changed after reading the first two chapters of the DEADLINE (2nd book).
Shaun Mason is the main protagonist in the book 2, and yet the author is a real genius, because she makes Georgia Mason (Shaun’s Sister) like a ghost and a voice in his head. Every step of the way Shaun has his sister talking to her, giving him some advice. Which is I find it really creepy but in a brother/sister love kinda way. The story is not about politics like the first book. It’s about the Deep-within-the-science-exploration, about the experiments and the people behind the CDC and some Illegal Human Cloning. I think this series has the missing pieces of the whole Virus thingy since the first book.
Shaun and his crew always running away from place-to-place, because the CDC is tracking them down. And they need to run and stay alive. Shaun characteristic changed a lot since his sister died; he adapted some of his sister’s addiction (drinking coke). He was more physical in this book (even waking up shirtless )
Mahir seems to be the best supporting role ever because he’ll do anything for Georgia’s vision. (We also know that Mahir loved Georgia. )
Beck is a kick-ass girl who always keeping her guns clean and she knows how to handle herself and who could ever forget the page 333 (where Beck and Shaun kissed and go-whoohoo). I jumped on my seat screaming like a fangirl. I just love Beck and Shaun. That part is one of my favorite in the book.
Then for the last 3 chapters of the book, the mosquitoes are the new ones who carry the virus, so they have to cover themselves with some bug repellent lotion in order to stay away from it. After that the most shocking moment that stung me for a minute while reading, when Shaun got bit. I was like…What a—NOO!!!!!
As soon as they reached Dr.Abbey’s lab. I am starting to panic. (He got bit, he’s infected! No! I don’t want Shaun to be dead ).
Shaun takes 2 blood test and it turns out GREEN (Holy $#!t it’s GREEN!) I am jumping with joy as I hugged the book. Shaun is CLEAN! He’s not infected, he is immune! Thank God for that.
And for the last chapter, I just dropped my jaw. Georgia Mason appeared as a cliff-hanger of the story.
My thoughts about the ending? Well, since Georgia’s body been taken by the CDC (1st book) and it takes them three months to release Georgia’s ashes. My possibilities it’s either they took her body, they experimented her then bring her to life, and the ashes we’re just an alibi to tell them that she’s dead. Or they cloned her. That’s what I think. But still I can’t wait to read the third book. We’ll see what happens next.
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.
“Twist and Knots—NOT! Incest-ifying truth ahead.”
Okay, for after reading the first and the second book within a week-or-two. I find this (the third book) a boredom. I don’t know why, but I am kinda disappointed about this.
The whole political, journalist, chaotic zombie apocalypse where just a scenery. It’s more focused on two people…Shaun and Georgia Mason.
I know-I know…Georgia’s back but this time she’s just a clone with 97% original Georgia memories. And I find it shocking and I hate to admit but to hate that she’s back. I’d prefer the Author making her a history than to be back and cloned. Seriously…what is this “Hi, my name is Alice?!” [Like from the Resident Evil Movies]. Having two or more clones but ended up sticking with the 97% original?! Give me a break. I predicted the whole story as soon as I read the part that Georgia’s a clone.
I used to like the real Georgia (from the first and second book). Then it turns out surprisingly I feel disappointed about her.
Shaun on the other hand..well…umm…how could I explain this…he’s not thinking straight and back to the old reckless guy. I’d prefer him on the second book.
The story was all about them. Alternately point-of-views of two-used-to-be-siblings. Which turns out ugly. I know that they are not related or something, because The Masons adopted them. But come on…they’re still Brothers and Sisters in my eyes. Then the author turn it upside down and turns out they are real lovers. They didn’t tell anyone about this because it will affect on their media ratings, because for the audience (as well for the readers of the series) though their eyes they’re siblings.
Oookay…so it turns out incest. (for me.) I don’t like reading incest-relationship, but I just want to throw the book out of my window. But still I kept reading on.
They aren’t not much of a zombie in this book, it’s more about talking and talking about the CDC and cloning etc..I feel bad for the other characters especially Becks. She died sacrificing herself and I must say I feel her pain that Shaun can’t love her back. Damn it. *sigh*
The book ended that the Masons (Shaun and Georgia) delivered the truth to the people and ended up running away together. While the remaining crews…Mahir, Maggie and Alaric are still on the news.
I like the action but I hate it how it ended.