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In 2041, Georgia Mason, held hostage by a team of CDC researchers, must find her way back to Shaun Mason, who is dealing with his own problems, such as zombie bears, mad scientists and rogue government agencies, before things get worse in her post-zombie, post-resurrection America.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780316202206
Characteristics: 1 online resource (659 p.)
Alternative Title: Black out


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Oct 19, 2017

The George clone is an interesting idea but I'm not sure it would actually work. But I'm glad she's back and more or less herself. My heart broke at the end of the first book. I didn't really see the relationship between George and Shaun but I like it. It seems right. As for the "bad guys", it's a great treatise on why it's wrong for part of society to have limitless power with no oversight. They were literally getting away with murder and nobody realized it.

I also find her zombies theory a lot more scary since any mammal over 40 lbs, alive or dead, can become a zombie. You don't need to be dead first, you can convert into a zombie while you are still alive. I'm not sure which of these ideas would disturb me more. The thought that any pet or wild animal, even herbivores, can become a zombie... Or that if you suffer any kind of trauma the zombie virus already inside you can ramp up production.........

Dec 06, 2015

I really liked this series - great entertainment value. I read books to escape, and these took me into an exciting world of government subterfuge in a somewhat dystopic future. I, too, was sorry to finish the series, as I will really miss the characters. All three books are a great storytelling read.

Nov 18, 2015

This book is brilliant! The whole trilogy is brilliant!!
They completely hook you in. So well researched, and believable.
Love them!
And now I've finished them... Noooooooooooooo!

May 22, 2015

I loved this series and this book was definitely a fitting end to it! I would totally recommend that you give the series a try even if you don't love the zombie theme.

Oct 23, 2014

Blackout delivers a satisfying conclusion to a thrilling and emotionally captivating series. Satisfyingly, no questions are left un-answered, and a prequel has also been released (sadly, only on e-books). Although the description makes the book sound a lot more exciting than it is action-wise, the focus on the characters and their development is very enthralling. A great book.

mrmervis Mar 10, 2013

I liked this one more than the second book in this series.

littlebrain Feb 02, 2013

Don't want it to end.

DAMIAN A BIRD Dec 27, 2012

Such a fun read!!! I enjoyed every minute of the book. The author captured the action so well my heart was pumping. Georgia and Shaun are my zombie world Katniss and Peeta.

Sep 16, 2012

first book, amazing, second book OMG AWESOME, final book, HOW can the plot thicken so close to the end??? absolutely INSANELY GREAT!!! and i'm not even a zombie fan! i'm a NEWSFLESH fan for life now! then they tell you there's an ebook-only, COUNTDOWN, that is a prequel, during the rising... not available in libraries... only 2.99 on amazon... it's a novella, MUST read it after this astounding journey! zombie fan or not, this is a MUST READ series.... contains adult language but otherwise teen-friendly...

Jul 19, 2012

Blackout is a great, very satisfying end to the story. The characters must wrestle with some very hard decisions and ask some tough questions, not just of their enemies but of themselves. Of course, they must also wrestle with some enemies. Including... okay, I'd better not say, but it's pretty sweet. Suffice to say, the action and fun keep coming, and all the twists and turns along the way are just awesome.

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Oct 01, 2014

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