Title: Deadline (Newsflesh #2)
Author: Mira Grant
I'm on page 160 of 581 pages which makes me 28% done with this book.
So this weekend I'm reading Deadline by Mira Grant. This is the second book in the Newsflesh trilogy. I read Feed quite awhile ago, it was actually the first book that I reviewed on this blog. I think it might have been 2 years ago that I read it, but I saw this book at my library and thought why not continue on with a series that I've already started. I've heard a lot of good things about this series in the booktubing world. When I read Feed, I remember liking it, but not loving it. I thought too much importance was placed on the news, and the truth, integrity, blah blah blah. The characters of Georgia and Shaun were semi-irritating, since Georgia was kind of a know-it-all and Shaun was just doing what I considered stupid things to do during a zombie apocalypse. I really enjoyed the world building in Feed though, that part was super interesting.
So... I'm having a little trouble getting into Deadline. I think it has a lot to do with what irritated me about Feed. There's just this off-putting, melodramatic air to it that I'm really not enjoying. I know drama is to be expected, because it's the end of the world zombie apocalypse after all, but this kind of melodrama just feels like a soap opera or even 7th Heaven to me. I like action in my zombie books. Doing what has to be done in order to survive. Maybe that's what irritates me about these books, because this whole blog/news thing really has nothing to do with survival or trying to fix the world and cure the zombie plague. It just seems like people being overly serious about things that don't really matter that much and being really focused on fame and views ( I realize this could apply to me and booktubing/ book blogging, so I could just be the biggest hypocrite, oh well).
This book is hard for me to talk about without spoiling the first one, so I'll try to not give anything away. I will just say that the "voice" inside Shaun's head is just weird. I think if Grant had wanted a certain character to still be a relevant part of the story, she shouldn't have killed he/she off in Feed. That just seems like bad planning.
I'm definitely gonna push through this book and finish it and I also definitely plan on reading the last book in the trilogy. I'm sorry this is such a negative Reading Right Now! post, but the sad truth is that you won't like every book you read. Who knows, I could be blown away by the end, but right now it's just meh. So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! Tell me what you're reading in the comments below. Lets interact!!