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“This book is amazing and cool it was very detailed about what was happening.”Trinity L wrote this review Thursday, October 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
It begins with a tremendous earthquake.....buildings topple, fires burn, and civilization as we know it ceases to exist. As terrifying as the earthquake was, it is only the beginning. Soon mankind turns upon each other as they are taken over by the darkness that lives in their souls. The evil that we all hide within us, pushes forth and people begin murdering each other for no apparent reason, they are the Baggers. There are a few who are not afflicted, and they attempt to survive the Baggers. Can the darkness inside be overcome?
What I Liked:
*Wow! This book starts off with a bang! You are immediately thrust into the horrific destruction of society as you witness earthquakes, fires and murderous rage. This book is riveting with its frightening story line. I was hooked! It totally reminded me of a Stephen King book, and that is saying a lot!
*I liked that this book incorporates five different view points. There are two boys and two girls and the mysterious Nothing. I enjoyed seeing how each character handled their circumstances as they fought to survive. Some were more heroic than others, and I definitely found myself identifying more with Ariel and Clementine than Michael or Mason. I don't know if that is because I am female or if it was because I thought the girls conducted themselves better. I especially felt for Clementine as she was alone for most of her journey.
*This book ratchets up the terror factor and it maintains a hefty dose of suspense. You are stumbling blind across the devastated United States, trying to avoid the murderous Baggers. You are dying to know what drives the Baggers and you hold your breath through each encounter wondering if it will be the end of a character. If you like dystopians that keep you on the edge of your seat be sure to check this one out.
*I enjoyed the uniqueness of this book. I was expecting to go in and find zombies or something along those lines, but what I got were the Baggers which were entirely original. A Bagger is a normal human who is overcome by the evil in their soul. They lose all sense of morality and humanity as they become vicious killers. A Bagger will strike down their own family as they are driven by hate and rage.
*Believe it or not, I was pleased to not find a romance in this one. Even though there is the briefest hint at one, I was pleased that it didn't happen and that the story stuck to trying to survive, because let's face it, a romance doesn't exactly always belong in an apocalyptic book. I think if I was fighting to survive the last thing on my mind would be falling in love. That doesn't mean that a romance won't develop in the sequel. I will be interested to see.
And The Not So Much:
*While I did enjoy the multiple view points, I did find it a bit rough at first adjusting to the different voices. At times, I was confusing Mason and Michael, but by the end it was clear and easy for me to tell everyone a part.
*I didn't like that after the first few days, the book skips ahead three weeks. I wished that it had just stayed in the moment, I would especially liked to have seen how Clementine managed to get as far across the country as she did alone.
Daniel is extremely mysterious and I was dying to know more about him. There is something at the end that is very revealing, but I am still eager to know exactly who or what he is.
*The ending doesn't exactly reach a resolution. This doesn't end on a cliffhanger, but it does leave so many unanswered questions. I still need to understand more about the darkness and why not everyone is affected by it. I am guessing my questions will be answered in The Rage Within, and luckily for me it is out now and I don't have to wait!
Dark Inside is a fast paced, frightening trip into an apocalyptic future where humanity is overcome by the evil that hides inside. Strap in and prepare for a thrill ride as you traverse the devastated country trying to avoid the murderous Baggers. This is definitely not a zombie book! If are looking for something terrifying and original definitely give this series a go! I couldn't put this one down!
"The nothingness. No fire trucks, ambulances, police cars. No people, cars, stereos, televisions, computers. All the things we use to replace the silence of loneliness. All of the distractions we buy that fill up the empty voids inside our souls. It's all gone."
"We have a brilliant history of all the ugly deeds we've done. We're rotted straight to the core. The disease finally won battle. We've never had a cure, and the symptoms are out of control."
"She'd give anything to curl up in her bed with her warm blankets. Her bed was the unreachable dream."
"As long as I'm not forced to eat Spam and canned turnips, I'll survive," she said. "I don't get Spam. What exactly is it? Ham? Lunch meat? It's creepy."
"There are different types of people in this world. There are people who accept what's in front of them unquestioningly. They live in the dark. In defeat. Ignoring what the future might bring or how they might help to make things happen. Then there are people like me. Optimists. They too live in the dark, in times like these, but dream of the light. I trust in the possibilities of betterness. I believe there is more to life than this. I have to. There's no other choice for me."
"She is nothing but ordinary." "Her hair holds the wind and her eyes will see my soul," the brave said."
"People always looked beautiful when they slept, vulnerable and innocent."
"We all want to make our mark in life, right? It doesn't have to be big. Sometimes we just want people to remember we were here."
I borrowed a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
Posted@Rainy Day Ramblings.
“"I'm really into the apocolyptic type books now, instead of zombies there is some type of dark evil over coming peoples bodies and taking complete control over that person's mind. They claim that ithe voices are tearing them down. I give this 5,000 mickey ears (as Athena would say)."
4.5 level, and 13 points”
“Winner of the White Pine Award 2013. This is a scary book that explores the nature of evil and how it shapes our world. You will not be able to put it down. ”G.T. Hindley Learning Commons wrote this review Monday, May 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved loved loved this book!!!! :)”Ashley M. wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very different take on the "zombie apocalypse" concept. I enjoyed this book very much. I love the depth to the different characters and how their stories all converge in the end. I can't wait to start the next book.”Selena wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Have you ever wondered what happens when an earthquake comes? Probably nothing more than people dying and buildings falling, but what happens when the people you think as friends and family turn into murderous and dangerous people who are trying to kill you?
Dark Inside is an awesome book by Jeyn Roberts. It is about four teenagers trying to save themselves from people that are trying to kill them. They are called baggers. Nobody knows why they are killing people. Do you know?? The main idea is that not always evil wins. This is the main idea because at the last, evil loses from the four teenagers.
Jeyn Roberts is an awesome writer. She has written many books. This amazing author wrote her first book at the age of sixteen.
This book is recommended for teens. This book contains a lot of suspense and violence. You may also not want to read this book during night time because of the violent scenes written in the book. This book is also recommended for suspense lovers and violence lovers. This is also an awesome choice for people who are thriller lovers.
“The book is about four different teenagers, Mason, Aries, Clementine and Michael as they each share their own perspectives and thoughts on the world crumbling around them. A huge earthquake happens which results in a tonne of people all over the world going crazy. The people who were affected by the earthquake begin killing people brutally just for their own pleasure and the four teenagers must find a way to survive the apocalypse.
It was a very interesting read, Usually I'm not too fond of apocalypse-type books but this one definitely sucked me in right from the start. There's always something going on and it never gets boring even for a minute. Each chapter is from a new person's perspective because the four teenagers haven't crossed paths yet. That was probably the only thing I disliked about it. I can't stand when there's more than one person telling the story. But in a strange way, it didn't bother me too much. Jeyn definitely made it work.
The character's were brilliant! Their lives were all so very different but yet they each ended up in the same predicament. I think Aries was my favourite. Even though she was terrified throughout most of the book, she still remained strong and brave for the sake of her classmates that also survived and they all looked up to her like she was their leader. Mason was completely badass. I always come across males in books where the author basically made them cold with no emotion but Mason was definitely the opposite. He felt all the pain in his life and he tried to deal with it but it overcame him at one point and he lost it, just like any other normal human being would.
There's another mysterious person in the book called 'Nothing' who gets a chapter here and there telling the readers about his life. He came across as psychotic but it was definitely interesting and fun trying to guess who it was. I think I may have figured it out towards the very end but I'm not entirely sure because we never actually get told. Hopefully we'll find out in the sequel!”
“on kindle”Joni H wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No