Sunday, December 11, 2011
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Author: Jeyn Roberts
# of Pages: 329 (Hardcover)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. THE DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.
Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.
Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.
Mason: His mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground. Everyone he knows is killed.
Aries: A school bus, an aftershock and a crash. Pulled out of the wreckage by a mysterious stranger, she’s about to discover a world changed forever.
Clementine: An emergency meeting at the town hall that descends into murderous chaos. Outside the rest of their community encircle with weapons. How can those you trust turn into savage strangers?
Michael: A brutal road rage incident. When the police arrive on the scene they gun down the guilty and turn on the by-standing crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad?
My Thoughts: Other than works by Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe, I have not come across a book that has actually creeped me out until now. I like how this story is told from four different POVs. After the earthquake everything changes. The power and Internet go out, there is no cell phone service, and the "ancient evil" has taken over many people so it is hard to tell who is a friend and who is an enemy. Mason, Aries, Clementine, and Michael each have their own obstacles to face and choices to make in order to survive.
I really enjoyed this book. It was full of suspense and amazingly written. I could not put it down. One of the things I like about it is the ending. No cliffhanger! Well, there were a few unanswered questions, but for the most part it could work as a stand alone novel. However, there is going to be a sequel (YAY!) coming out sometime next year. If you are a fan of creepy books, then you will definitely want to read this one.