Monday, June 27, 2011
I think Science Fiction is my favorite genre. It's also the genre that I'm the most critical of. Every time that I pick up a science fiction novel it's with a sense of excitement as well as trepidation.
So, this is what I'm reading now. A Science Fiction novel titled Leviathan Wakes. It has a whopping 592 pages and a good heft to it. With 3 days off from work this week I should be able to get through it in no time.
But, I'm wondering what genres everyone else prefers. And do you find yourself being the most critical of your favorite genre?
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Author: Mira Grant
Series: The Newsflesh Trilogy #2
Synopsis: “Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn’t seem as fun when you’ve lost as much as he has.
“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”
Review: I know that after reading Feed I said I wasn’t sure I wanted to read the rest of the series. Grant’s writing is so vivid and so intense that for weeks I was sure zombies were going to jump out of every shadow. After awhile the aftereffects of reading Feed passed and I was no longer scared. I preordered Deadline, sure that there was no way it could be as great as Feed but willing to try it nonetheless.
So here it is. I love this book. I love this series. I love Mira Grant (who is actually a pseudonym for Seanan McGuire, so I therefore love Seanan McGuire). I read Deadline in about three hours. I couldn’t put it down and carried it around with me. I read while making coffee. I read while brushing my teeth. I read while feeding the cat.
Deadline is told from Shaun’s point of view. Poor Shaun no longer delights in the simple pleasures like poking dead things with sticks or getting almost killed by flesh eating zombies. We quickly discover that George isn’t entirely gone, a part of her lingers. Shaun searches for the reasons behind why she was killed and discovers a conspiracy deeper than he had imagined (there are several revelations that blew my mind) which leads to a surprising ending.
I can’t wait for the third book in this series. I want it ASAP. Writing like this deserves an audience. Go get Deadline and read it now!
Before you read this book you should really check out:
Feed by Mira Grant (The Newsflesh Trilogy #1)See my review here.
If you like this book you may want to read:
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (ISBN: 978-0385736824)
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire (ISBN: 978-0756405717)