Saturday, January 5, 2013
Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts
Author: Jeyn Roberts
# of Pages: 354 (Hardcover)?????
Rating: 4.5 stars
Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael have survived the first wave of the apocalypse that wiped out most of the world’s population, and turned many of the rest into murderous Baggers. Now, they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver with a ragtag group of surviving teens, and trying to figure out their next move.
Aries is trying to lead, but it’s hard to be a leader when there are no easy answers, and every move feels wrong. Clementine is desperate to find her brother Heath, but it’s impossible to know where he’d be, even if he is still alive. Michael is still haunted by the memories of his actions during his harrowing struggle to survive. And Mason is struggling with something far worse: the fear that he may be a danger to his friends.
As the Baggers begin to create a new world order, Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael will have to trust and rely on each other in order to survive.(
Things are steadily getting worse. The Baggers are more organized now. Rounding up the survivors and trying to rebuild a world that they rule. Michael is trying to help Clementine find her brother. Aries is doing her best to be a good leader for the other teens and she is starting to feel the stress. Mason tries to keep to himself, though it is not easy in a house full of people.
I really liked how we get to see what happens to a couple of the characters before all the madness started. It's getting harder for them to survive and arguments are occurring more frequently. Despite all the craziness, there is a little romance.
I liked Mason in Dark Inside and grew to love him more in Rage Within. And I knew Clementine was tough, but she really kicked ass in this book. I seriously think that she should be the leader instead of Aries.
I haven't seen anything about a sequel. But after that ending there surely has to be one. Does anyone know if there is going to be one?
Overall, Rage Within was a spectaular read. It was dark, gripping, and it left me with chills.