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.
Blackout is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated Feed and the sequel, Deadline.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This book once again had too much information, and in a new development, had some really unbelievable bits in there too.
I was glad in some ways that we got Georgia back. I was so sick of Shaun talking to her in his head, and I liked her better than Shaun anyway. Unfortunately though, the manner in which we got her back had so many holes it was ridiculous. How she had her memories just made no sense whatsoever, which was a bit annoying.
The storyline in this was more news, more news, more stupid risks, more travelling, more being in captivity or being in trouble or being zombie food, and with this being the third ridiculously long book in this series, I’ve had enough. I have to say that I am really pleased to have finished this series, and if I hadn’t already read a book by this author and liked it, I wouldn’t be picking up another of her books again.
Overall; it’s over!
6 out of 10.