The (Almost) Ending We Needed
5 out of 5 stars
When a book has this many spoilers to pretty much every other book in the Newsflesh series – you just take the description that Grant wrote herself: “Shaun and Georgia Mason got out. That’s the story people tell, anyway. They told the truth and they lived happily ever after, somewhere in the wilds of Canada. But running away is complicated, and when circumstances force them to return to what they left behind, they’ll have to face the consequences of their own actions…and the actions of others. ”
Warning: this review will contain spoilers to the other Newsflesh book. If you have not read at least the first three – you will have the main plots of the series spoiled.
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, Mira and Newsflesh is back. Not just that Georgia and Shaun are back… yes you read that correctly. Back from the Great White North. Coming To You Live is easily one of the most satisfying books I’ve read in this series. It had everyone that I knew and loved in it. Shaun, Georgia, and if I list anyone else it will spoil the story. Just the fact that this story bounces back and forth between Shaun and Georgia’s point of views made it a winner to me.
There is just something about this series that makes it perpetually enjoyable. Grant keeps finding stories that I want to read. She even calls some of the other stories out in this one once we run into one of the old gang. There are obvious call-backs to Deadline but there are some slighter call-backs to probably my favorite novella: How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea.
I don’t know what else to write about this book other than I really enjoyed hearing Shaun’s point of view again. And hearing from both the “real” and “not” versions of Georgia was both a mind-mess and probably one of the most interesting parts of Coming To You Live.
I keep asking for more and it sounds like Grant keeps giving it to me – little by little.
Coming To You Live by Mira Grant
Narrator: Christine Lakin
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Published by Hachette Audio on April 2nd 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
A Newflesh novella from the New York Times bestselling author that brought you Feed, Mira Grant.
Shaun and Georgia Mason got out. That's the story people tell, anyway. They told the truth and they lived happily ever after, somewhere in the wilds of Canada. But running away is complicated, and when circumstances force them to return to what they left behind, they'll have to face the consequences of their own actions . . . and the actions of others.