Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dark Inside (Dark Inside #1) by Jeyn Roberts

book cover of Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Title: Dark Inside (Dark Inside #1)
Author: Jeyn Roberts
Release date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 329
Source: Publisher

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?

Dark Inside is a very gritty post-apocalyptic novel.  I was shocked at how brutal and gory it was.  It took a little getting used to but by the end I loved it!

Dark Inside is told from 4 different points-of-view.  Michael, Mason, Clementine, and Aries are four teens who survived the massive earthquake and subsequent attacks.  They lost pretty much everyone they loved and now they are just trying to survive.  All four of them were very unique characters and I ended up really liking them all.  They were all faced with very tough situations but they pulled through and they were stronger because of it.

The plot was very fast-paced.  From the very first page I had a hard time putting this book down.  It was seriously non-stop action.  My one issue with this book though was how dark and depressing it was.  It was also very creepy at times.  Normally I can handle it but this one was so realistic that it really started to scare me.  I couldn’t read this one right before bed. =P

Overall, Dark Inside has it’s flaws but the good things definitely outweigh the bad.  I do think that it will creep some people out so you might want to keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to read this one but if you like darker books definitely give this one a shot!

Looking for more review of Dark Inside?
Sophistikatied Reviews’ Review
Wondrous Reads’ Review

Series:
Dark Inside (Dark Inside #1)
Rage Within (Dark Inside #2) – 2012

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7 Comments

  1. ashelynn hetland

    I loved the action and the characters and the entire novel. I thought it was so fantastic and very, very gritty (which I loooove.) Have you seen the cover for book two, Rage Within? AMAZING. I can’t wait for it. It should be just as awesome as Dark Inside! Or well I hope so!

    Come by and check out my review of Dan Wells’ Partials, an incredible, fascinating science fiction that will rock your socks off! It did for me!

  2. Christina Kit.

    Haven’t read it but I’m glad it’s gory and gritty. Post-apocalyptic settings have to be. They’re brutal and I don’t think enough of them reflect that.

    Lovely review 🙂

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