Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Reader's Ramble- Dark Inside

For this Reader's Ramble, I will be reviewing Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts.

Page count- 329

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 more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.Mason's 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, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.

Plot- ....How...can I even write a logical review for this? This plot was just literally insane and so freaking scary. But, it's insane and scary in a good way. I love a book that can creep me out and really get in touch with my emotions, and this one definitely did. There are parts that make you so sad that you want to cry, or so scared that your heart beats so fast.
I don't know how Roberts thought of this idea, because it's crazy good and unique. There was always something happening, I never really got bored. There was always something action packed going on.
Overall, the plot was pretty awesome.

Setting- Our country... or what used to be out country anyway. Pretty horrifying, actually. Makes me hope I'm not on earth when it actually comes to an end.

Characters- This book was done in third person with 4 different teens, Mason, Micheal, Aries, and Clementine. Even though there were 4 of them, I felt like I connected with them all in some way and I had a feel for who they were. Roberts did a good job with describing them, her indirect characterization was great.
I never felt overwhelmed with the characters, which is how I tend to feel when there are a lot of them. I was so happy when the four teens finally met!
The characters were awesome, each one of them. Aries was my favorite, though.

Cover- Creepy.. but definitely catches your attention! That's definitely how I imagined those horrible scenes in my head as I read them.

Overall- Overall, I'm glad I read this. I was nervous I wasn't going to like this, but turns out I really did. It was so eerie and would give me chills, but was also very addicting at the same time. Like, you just HAD  to see what happens to the characters next. This definitely isn't a book to read before you go to bed if you get nightmares easily. Dark Inside was good and mostly well written, but not one of my favorites. I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW!!

Dark Inside receives 5/5 stars! Definitely check it out!

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Jessica said...

hee, hee, i love a good scary/romantic book. was it anything like that?

Anonymous said...

OMG, I loved Jeyn's book.

Jenna Cooper said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for the review. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, this book sounds amazing!! Who doesn't love a good dystopian, right? ;) And one that makes you feel so many I love a book that can scare me and make me cry, as well as make me laugh and smile. This is definitely on my to-read list!!

Paige said...

@Jessica- It was scary, but not really romantic at all :(

@Laura- It was amazing!

@Jenna- It was, read it when you get a chance! And, you're welcome :)

@Taylor- It scared the crap out of me at points! Dystopians have to be really good to do that.
You'll love it!