The Newsflesh series has been quite an adventure and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended. Here is my review of Blackout by Mira Grant.
I’m pretty happy with the way everything ended here. We even got to tie back to the politics in the end. Truthfully I would have rather seen more of what was happening in DC than with the Masons, but all things considered it tied together really nicely. The story had gone a bit away from the original idea, but we get back to the idea of the truth needs to be shared (and that truth has consequences).
My biggest problem….clones!! Ugh I get why it was important to the plot but it is almost like time travel. I just don’t like seeing it used and at best it’s just barely tolerable. Sure I can imagine science coming a long way and being able to produce body parts for someone who needs it in the future. I just don’t see being able to transmit a person’s soul or essence ever being actually possible let alone 30 years from now. It also is hard to believe that science has made such strides there but can’t get a hold of a zombie vaccine.
I did really like how things tied together. Sure the story doesn’t really end, but when everything is on such a large scale a cure-all would have been unrealistic. So yeah the science of this story doesn’t quite work and I didn’t like it as much as the first two, but it was a good ending. I still liked it, so I give it three out of five stars.