Short & Sweet Review: Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box by Mira Grant

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Short & Sweet Review: Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box by Mira GrantApocalypse Scenario #683: The Box by Mira Grant
Series: Caesar's Creek Mysteries #1
Published by Orbit on April 18th 2011
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Pages: 21
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A new short story from Mira Grant, the author of Feed. Every week five friends get together to play a game-- a game they call the Apocalypse Game. It's a fun time with chips and beer and plotting the end of the world. Except this time, one of them is missing and the stakes are higher than ever before.
Word count: ~3,900

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I had a pretty big issue with this one. Mainly because I have read nearly all of Mira Grant’s books so I had hopes. I have to say this has to be read in order. I think I screwed up by reading this way, way out of order. Basically I am reading book ONE last. Enough said right? To make up for it, I may just re-read the whole Newsflesh series this year!

The book itself is a pretty good set up for her Newsflesh series. It is only 21 pages long so be ready to not dig TOO deeply into anything. That’s the great thing about all of these novellas that she has come out with, they really add to the story, giving a completely different view to this apocalypse.

Interestingly, the main character is not even in the book, but speaks to her friends from a recording. Love the set up!

If you have not read the Newsflesh series, start with this one! It is so short but such an intriguing start.


The Author
Rating Report
3 / 5
Character Development
3 / 5
Writing Style
3 / 5
Personal enjoyment
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall: 3 / 5



About Mira Grant

Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp Cannibals scenario remains unchallenged.

Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama.

Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same.

Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.

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