Mira Grant
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Deadline: A Major Drop in Quality


A major drop in quality from the first book in the series, Feed. It suffers from a virulent form of middle episode disease. Very little happens. The actions (or lack thereof) of the villains meander into the unbelievably dumb. Despite a great deal of heightened rhetoric on the annoying blog extracts that precede every chapter, the protagonists sit around hashing out where the plot stands for much of the book, then putter off to some new encounter which drips some action into the story, then return home to hash out what's happening all over again. The only real significant plot development happens in the last couple of pages and since I'm certain it will be talked about again and again in the third and final episode of the trilogy, I would seriously recommend just skipping this going to the last book.