Dreaming after Midnight (#5) Shaun

Dreaming after Midnight (#5) Shaun

in Dreaming after Midnight



(from Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant)

I don’t read books about zombies, but with characters like Shaun and Georgia I would read anything and I bet I’d still love it no matter what. Seriously, I fell in love with Shaun from the first chapter in the first book and I was so happy to have him all for myself in Deadline.

Such a wonderful (and a bit crazy) character!

“Our story opens where countless stories have ended
in the last 26 years: with an idiot, in this case my
brother Shaun, deciding it would be a good idea to go out
and poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens.”

What do we know about him?


#1: He has a very strange hobby, but at least he is good at it:

“Both of us are smart enough to know where our strength lie. His involve poking dead things with sticks and living to blog about it.”
#2: He is funny, sarcastic and sweet:
“Here’s how it used to work: George told you the unvarnished facts, no matter how nasty they were or how lousy they made you feel and I came in to dance like a monkey and make you feel better about the shitty world we’re living in.”
#3: He is sincere:
“You look like hell.
You can tell that with the light off?”
#4: He is such a good storyteller:
“I just find it interesting that kids apparently used to cry when Bambi’s mother died. George and I both held our breaths, and then cheered when she didn’t reanimate and try to eat her son.”
#5: His emotions are raw, and he makes you care so much for him that it hurts:
“Everything was perfect. Those are the worst dreams of all, because in the end, I can’t stay asleep forever.”
#6: He is too cute for words. You don’t believe me? Hear this:
“Rick stared at him. ‘Your brother is an alien.’
‘Yeah, but he’s a cute one’.[Georgia] ”
#7 Is there anything else to say?
“Everything else is just details. And those don’t really matter to me anymore.”


#1: He’s a bit crazy, even if his craziness is quite adorable:

“ I feel the closest to crazy when I’m disagreeing with the voice in my head” 
#2: He has a bit of a temper..a whole bit:
“He stopped after I finally lost my temper and introduced my fist to his face, resulting in skinned knuckles on my part and a broken nose on his.”
So, why Drew Roy?

  • Did you see the picture with the gun?
  • Did you see the picture with the bike?
  • Isn’t he cute?

Well, that’s why!

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Happy midnight dreams, girls!

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23 responses to “Dreaming after Midnight (#5) Shaun”

  1. Kira Burgoyne says:

    *drools* you just made me the giddiest fan-girl ever just by mentioning Shaun Mason! seriously, I was more concerned about him than anyone else in those books (which is funny, considering his Irwin-esque behavior in the first book). But, now you’ve gone and made him Hal from Falling Skies? Have I mentioned how much I love YOU for that stroke of genius?! Drew Roy is perfect for Shaun!

    Here’s PiF’s.

    *edit* ha! and going on to imdb to look at more pretty pics of Drew Roy, I just realized Hal’s last name is Mason, too. Like I said: perfect.

    • Ari says:

      Ha haa, I didn’t realize Hal was another Mason – well, now I am really sure he is perfect for Shaun :))
      I am really glad you like my ‘boyfriend’.. Shaun was my favorite character from this series as well, and I worried as hell for him through the books – after the first few pages I was so sure he was going to die and I cared too much about him to let him go.

      • Kira Burgoyne says:

        ha! yeah, that was my issue, too. don’t know what it is about him, he’s just that lovable.

        • Ari says:

          I just wanted to tell you that I watched Falling Skies. I loved the first 3 seasons (Hal included) but damn, they messed with the story so badly in the 4th season. I can’t even stomach to watch it anymore *sigh* it’s such a shame. i don’t think i’ll even see the last season.

  2. Missie Bee says:

    Drew Roy is sooooo freaking cute!

    You know, a lot of people have voices in their heads, so I can’t really hold that against Shaun. Those voices are probably why he’s such a good story teller. LOL

    Love the way you set up your post with the pros and cons. I might have to steal that idea….

    • Ari says:

      I liked his craziness as well, maybe I wouldn’t like him as much without seeing him argue with himself ;)) he is so cute.

  3. Smitten Kitten says:

    Drew Roy is a great choice for Shaun. I just read Feed, hopefully I will get to Deadline soon.

    • Ari says:

      For me, Deadline was better. I really loved it and I hope you will enjoy it as well. Shaun is great and funny and his discoveries are sometimes mind-blowing. And all the other characters are amazing as well.

  4. Ariel @ Must Love Books says:

    I had never heard of Drew Roy before, but he is adorable! I really like the smiling one. Is it just me or does he look like a mix between Josh Hutcherson and Cory Monteith?

    I haven’t read this book, but I love the quotes you picked! I’m going to have to put this on my want list.

    • Ari says:

      I didn’t know him either. I just found him while looking for pictures with guys who resembled Shaun (or the Shaun from my mind).
      I have this obsession, I try more to find a guy that looks like the character and not only a sexy one (even though some of them are sexy as well), I feel the need to bring the character to life somehow ;))

      And you should check this book, I great even for people that doesn’t usually read books about zombies (me included)

  5. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com says:

    Ooo you’re right. He’s crazy cute.

  6. Lesley@ My keeper shelf says:

    Quote #5 made me laugh out loud, love the pictures (especially the bike one)

    My book boyfriend

    • Ari says:

      I like the picture with him laughing to himself. To me it’s like it shows a bit of his craziness (all in a good way) 😀

  7. Yes I saw the picture with the gun and the bike, and I think he is just plain old sexy!! hehe. I love your choice for this week and your layout for the stats 🙂 Very unique and easy to follow! I definitely laughed out loud on Quote # 5! hahah.

    • Ari says:

      Thanks. I it wrong that I like my idea with the layout as well? :))
      I’m glad you like it, and I tried to find pictures with him that really define the character. (not sure about the one with glasses, but I hope that he looks like he is charming, because Shaun is charming joking around and winning our hearts doing so)

  8. ladyfern910 says:

    Never heard of this trilogy, but I am intrigued. I love how you do pros and cons complete with adorable pics. Great choice!

  9. This book sounds so fun! That quote about poking zombies with sticks made me laugh. I haven’t read a zombie book yet, this might be the one to start with. He’s cute!

  10. Jesse Burgoyne says:

    I never thought about who would be a good Shaun, but Drew Roy is perfect! Now I want to go read the 2nd Newsflesh book just so I can picture him as Shaun.

  11. Reading Lark says:

    Oh yes – he is cute! Love it!

    Reading Lark’s Book Boyfriend

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