Countdown is a must-read for fans of the Newsflesh novels. Countdown takes you back before the virus was spread, before the zombies came. Countdown (Newsflesh) by Mira Grant – book cover, description, publication history. After I finished reading Mira Grant’s last volume in her Newsflesh trilogy as a prequel to the events described in Feed: one was Countdown –.

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It wasn’t really narrated as a whole, but when the book neswflesh done, it’s easier to connect the dots.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. I can’t wait to read “Blackout”, and this satisfied my craving for more Grant zombies. She makes you feel as if her world truly does exist and that you need to remember to grab your shotgun before leaving the house to protect yourself from the zombies waiting outside. Understandable for a zombie apocalypse series. All this is available in teasers from other books, and to me, it’s like watching a train wreck: In FeedShaun has legions of fangirls offering to marry him.

Unlike most cases of this trope, we see more of the author than the log itself. This is a super short story and left me wanting much much more, but it was still an extremely informative piece of writing that I felt was essential to truly newsfllesh the Newsflesh world.

It also rehashes a lot of information that we already have as readers, if you’ve read the first book in the series. The mixed media clips that Grant’s been adding to her other novels work so well, and the switches in perspective make more sense. A world before The Rising.

It kind of comes with the territory. This could have been much longer, with all the The Good: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I would ckuntdown suggest this to people who are new to the series and it can be read in any order.


Something to do with the preparation that wanted me to read this book since technology is developing faster than what we have imagined and medicine is becoming the eye of everyone. The one mentioned above about George Romero being partly responsible for The Rising. The Zombie Chronicles 3: Grant has already written three novels about Georgia and Shaun Mason. The narration and production both were fabulous.

Countdown (Newsflesh) by Mira Grant

As if that was possible. I am glad I read this after I was further along in the series. It’s concise and precise, without being too dry to be enjoyable, and the short, dramatic scenes Mira Grant described were perfect for the story and a style I haven’t encountered many times before now.

The standout character is Alexander Kellis, whose relationship with his husband is strained by his relationship with his research, the research that would unwittingly lead to the end of the world. Like any prequel short story, it stands less well on its own. All There in the Manual: As it comes before the George and Shaun story, it does fully flush out the Masons back story which gives the characters on hindsight as I read the previous three books before this a clear understanding.

Some folks are a little disturbed that any mammal over 40 lbs can zombify and think Kill It with Fire is the best idea there.

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Orbit has been promising us Orbit Short Fiction would launch in the UK now “any day now” for far too long. And we watch that world slowly spiral out of control. Trivia About Countdown Newsfl I don’t like it when they just disappear.

Twitter Facebook Google Pinterest Reddit. This series works by putting an amazing set of characters cuontdown a world not much different then ours is today.

Everything is thought out.

Countdown (Newsflesh Trilogy, #) by Mira Grant

In the twenty years since the Rising, life has changed drastically to address the continuous threat of new outbreaks. Each second is a matter of life and the rising. Countdown is a must-read for fans of the Newsflesh novels. After reading Feed and Deadline and seeing how George and Shaun’s relationship with their adoptive parents evolved it gave insight into the Mason’s.


The year isthe year everything changed. It might be a good idea for us to find a motel and hole up until this blows over. Shaun has a few to the events in the van in Sacramento. Subverted in Blackout when Alaric develops feelings for Maggie and they get married by the end, though we never see the relationship develop. It It was alright but don’t read this expecting this to be about zombies.

Want more details about the mutated virus that ended the world as we knew it? Powerful, devastating, and made me hungry for more.

Even with a short story, she does a phenomenal job at pulling you right in. Rolling in the Deep. Click here to cancel reply. This book serves as a prequel to the Newsflesh Trilogy. If you do read this, and like it at all, you should definitely read the other Newsflesh novellas, before or after newsflesj the trilogy. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Some dystopian books are unique and enjoyable because they are so fantastical think The Hunger Games and The Knife of Never Letting Go and some are unique and appealing precisely because they skirt so closely along our current reality, allowing for the horrific probability that this could maybe just maybe happen one day.

My only complaint would be countdiwn the author didn’t rise to the occasion.