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Moments after several huge earthuakes shake every continent on Earth something strange starts happening to some people An inner rage has been released and some people cannot fight it For those who can life becomes an ongoing battle to survive at any cost

10 thoughts on “Dark Inside

  1. says:

    yesterday i was in a discussion with some dude about teen fiction and why it is so damn compelling and why we were lately reading it to the exclusion of all other literaturedespite our grown status and his reason was because of the instant gratification of it that the pacing is such that it can generally be read in one sitting and you want to keep reading it and it doesn't mean that it is mindless like a lot of adult page turner fiction but that it is freuently too exciting to stop reading and i actually tend to be less indulgent with YA authors than adult authors because if i feel they are trying to pull a fast one or get sloppylazy because of the age of their audience i get pissed so i am not just reading it without my critical facultiesi like to think of myself as a discriminating YA reader with a narrow focus take your love stories and shove 'em i don't care about your divorced parents or your worries over college or your love for some long dead sparkle of a boyi wanna see you survivego on survive for mei am so glad we are still in the end timesdystopian phase of YA lit there is so much to read i can barely keep up and then tommy goes and gives me ARCs and i swoon with pleasurehowever i will say that the pacing in this one really made me mad i brought it to my jury duty unread thinking i will probably be able to finish this before my servitude is over and then i went and finished it with three hours left to go fortunately i brought a back up book but you try reading small printed dense biographyhistory when the family feud is on in the background a show which makes you stupider just by being in the same room as a television showing it survey says kill yourselfi had not noticed the television at all when reading dark inside i even read through that promotional video they make you watch about the role and responsibility of the jurybad jurorthis is like a YA version of david moody's hater and dog blood series after a mighty earthuake something is released that causes ordinary people to just start killin' some people remain unaffected and they are the hunted can you tell who is a killer and who is not??um sometimesbest be carefulthere are so many great scenes in here none of which i can talk about because they are better left to be discovered by a reader there is one supremely ballsy scene in which a character does something selfish but understandable and many people suffer because of it that i hope does not get softened by anything in the seuel if this were australian YA fiction i would not even uestion it american YA it would be likely that somehow things would still turn out okaycanadian YA?? well let's wait and seei feel like this should have been much much longer; there's like a big game changing situation that happens 34 of the way through and this turn happened so late in the book that it seems cruel to make readers wait for another book right when things started changingcome oni resent you ARC because first i have to wait for this book to come out for you regular folk heh heh and then i have to wait for a whole 'nother book before i can be satisfied so for all my throes of excitement over the pacing of YA it freuently just ruins my life thankfully there is a ton of the stuff out there this one is just better than mostcome to my blog

  2. says:

    For me what rescued Dark Inside from getting an extremely negative review was the fast paced action and adventure weird creepiness and what Tatiana likes to call compulsive readability The book had many faults which I will go into and it was on the whole not a great work of dystopian fictionBasically there's this earthuake one day and suddenly people everywhere start acting weird becoming possessed by a violent rage turning on their families and friends searching the streets for new victims to torture and kill and amongst all this are a few individuals inc Mason Aries Michael and Clementine who remain unaffected by this er infection or whatever it is At the beginning our four protagonists have never met one another but as fate will have it they eventually come together and their stories begin to entwineEvery so often the book would stop in it's fast paced tracks and another mysterious perspective would be heard that is simply called 'Nothing' and reminded me a great deal of the voice of the darkness in the Gone series by Michael Grant It is much to my annoyance still unclear at the book's close what this 'Nothing' isYou know it's all okay But it has that sense of oh my god uick run from the monsters and then they get away and they're all nice and safe and they walk around a corner and oh my god monsters RUN And again as in Divergent the dystopia is mediocre I used the following description to try and sum up what I expect a good dystopian novel to be Basically it's where the author imagines a hypothetical world that's usually set in the future and takes a relevent political or social issue or issues and creates a fictional society that could possibly be what might happen if humanity was to follow a certain idea or movement or perhaps even carry on behaving the way they are For example failing to improve the world's environmental problems So far that's not what's happening I will be reading the seuel that I'm sure is coming so perhaps I will be wowed there and realise I was wrong to doubt Jeyn Roberts ability to create a successful dystopia So far it all doesn't make sense as to why these people's minds have been hijacked they're not zombies if the author had gone down that route she could have used the whole 'cure for cancer gone wrong' thing that's popular today But an earthuake that makes people get super angry? I'm not seeing the politicalsocial relevance So here's the five main things that turned me off in this book1 4 POVsThis does not work I have never known it to work and I have never enjoyed a book with than two main perspectives In fact to be honest I'm not a big fan of multiple perspectives at all Further these characters did not have distinct enough voices to allow four different POVs to work I could only tell them apart by the stuff that happened to them like so this is the one who's mum died and this is the one who's trying to find her brother but personality wise I was clueless 2 Throwaway CharactersIn a way that is exactly opposite to authors like Melina Marchetta the author brings many characters into the story who are all unimportant and uickly disregarded What's the point? There was a bit where Michael teamed up with a group of people he'd met and he spoke effectionately of two of these characters who he referred to as 'the mother' and 'the child' There's a scene that should have been dramatic and emotional except it wasn't because I couldn't relate to Michael's feelings towards people who I knew only as 'the mother' and 'the child' There were so many one dimensional characters in this book3 uickly Pulled Together EndI thought the ending seemed rushed and lacked smoothness for it All the four protagonists spent the novel doing their own individual things and telling their own stories and then like lightning they all just happen to well run into one another It felt to me like the author had not given much thought to their meeting and wanted simply to get it over with it was weird the way it happened so fast and read a little ridiculously As with the turning a corner and oh my god monsters thing I mentioned above it was like Aries would be running and she'd knock into a guy who says hi I'm Masonblah de blah and then they'd both turn a corner and there'd be another boy and girl who'd say oh we're Michael and Clementine see what I mean?4 We've Still No Idea What's Going OnI appreciate that this is probably the start of at least a trilogy if not an even longer series and that it would be a stupid idea to tell the readers everything in the first book But I felt that there was so little given away in this novel that I came away at the end with nothing We travel through the books with these characters we witness earthuakes murders heartache and in the end we remain entirely clueless as to what it's all about You could have given us something5 Casual MisogynyI had to mention this because I thought that it was the most in my face annoying fact about the novel I was sick of hearing the female protagonists apologise by saying sorry I'm such a girl All the time One of them gets a bit teary and they're apologising for being a girl And this novel was written by a woman Come on ladies KICK ASS And if you want to cry don't effin' apologise for it Anyway it could have been a lot better that's for sure But there is still potential here and I will wait and see what the seuel brings Many thanks to Macmillan Children's Books for kindly providing a copy of this for review

  3. says:

    45 StarsUpdate Fuck it FIVE STARS THAT WAS FREAKING AMAZINGAn earthuake has destroyed most of the worldHumans have been consumed by hatred and anger and have become the monsters that they truly are Surviving has never been this difficult We follow the perspectives of four kids Mason whose mother has just died and he's fighting the madness inside of himAries who was caught in the earthuake that killed her best friend but was saved by a mysterious strangerMichael narrowly avoiding death by betraying his group And Clementine who was forced to abandon her family to escape being killed herself and is now going to Seattle to find her brother Four kids who will defy death form new bonds lose friends and try to keep their own minds from becoming black Extremely fast paced vividly exciting and bloody creepy too First of all thank you SO MUCH Skyla for recommending this to me You rock Second FINALLY a good horror story for OctoberI am officially blown away Whoops there I go blowing away in the awesomeness of this bookAhhh I can't even find words to describe it Can I just keep skipping lines and gushing about it? sigh Fine I'll make this review real I loved how this book dealt with 'madness' and the 'darkness inside' people You guys all know how much I'm fascinated with the art of insanity Come on you know you love me There was only one thing I did not like about this book The phrase 'Game over' was used way too much I think it was said about five times throughout the whole book maybe and it drove me crazy 'Game over' should stay in video games I swear to god Another thing I LOVED about this book was;Daniel x Aries Ship ship shippity ship shipOh Daniel He wasn't even in the story that much but oh I loved him so Forget about Aries Daniel marry meeee I strongly believe Daniel was 'Nothing' but I don't care I like mah boys a little insane too If you cannot already tell I loved this book If you don't read it you'll regret it Excuse me while I go fangirl and NJRNGKJARNBGKRNBGLAKRG

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    I was soooo disappointed in this book I love good graphic novels where the blood is bloody the bones are crunching and the terror is terrifying The book started off with a natural disaster earthuake some weird spooky supernatural stuff and 4 protagonists that starred in our show I mean book The 4 characters see some seriously creepy stuff and basically they don’t know whom to trust were to go and what the hell is going on Great setup right? Yup It was soooooooo good And then wellWash rinse and repeatThat’s it It was one graphic scene after another with no plot It was just our 4 characters going through the motions of surviving without us the reader understanding let alone the characters of what the hell was going on or why any of this was happening The book was just a poorly made horror movie where the reel gets stuck and you play the killingdying scenes over and over againWhy did we need 4 POV?We didn’t It seemed like such a cop out The reader never feels emotionally attached to any character because of the 4 POV’sYou thought Divergent was screwy?Sometimes I become a bit picky about the world the book is set in If I don’t understand something my entire review can be hyper focused on my confusion I’ve been known to write an entire review full of uestions See Divergent I’m not going to do that here since well it’s been a while since I read the book and frankly a lot of the specifics have left me However I have placed my thoughts regarding some of the uotes from the book below “He didn’t go home Instead he drove around until his gas tank was nothing but fumes Stopping to refill he grabbed a bag of chips that he ate but didn’t taste Glancing at the clock he decided he’d spent enough time away as the doctor ordered He headed back to the hospital because there was nothing else he could do” If you have no clue who “he” is neither do I “The old man twisted around on his crutches and scanned the road “ So these bad evil dudes are beating the shit out of people left and right Here comes an OLD man on CRUTCHES and offers to take you in well not you but the kid in the story Either the old man is a bad dude in disguise OR is one of the luckiest old men around Because if my understanding of “old” is correct usually you cannot run from bad evil dudes and if you are on crutches AND old you are in serious trouble and should not be alive at this point of the story However that doesn’t prevent our character at this point I cannot even remember who was the stupid jackass POV at this point of the story from fully trusting old man in crutches even though he’s seen some pretty graphic evil dude bone crunching deaths This totally reminded me of the bimbo blonds that trip and fall when running from the slasher serial killer in the movie Totally predictable and dumb “The clouds were fat and gray the land pregnant with swollen tears” All righty then “Glancing down onto the street below he could see some people trashing a car with what might have been a baseball bat or a crowbar A few blocks over to the right a group of people had cornered someone They were closing in on the kill Even farther away a group of people were stacking bodies into what looked like a gigantic bonfire” No the kid doesn’t have super human eyesight It’s fricken dark and he can see blocks and blocks and even farther down Wow “She wasn’t overly familiar with the area and it was even harder at night with the shadows mixing up her sense of direction” Ok so um exactly what is causing the shadows? Since one of the big issues here is it is REALLY dark Like no electricity “The last thing in the world she needed was a broken ankle” No really according to the author “the last thing” many of the characters need is to come up with some other wording besides “the last thing” Maybe I was hyper focused on these words but I swear the author loved the combo of “the last thing”OverallI’m still whining such great potential

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    An unsolicited Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review uotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to changeThe world has had enough It wants to rid the earth of humans One day an earthuake rips across the world and causes mass casualties The enemy in this book is not vampires werewolves or ghosts It is the people themselves The Evil that creeps into each and every person’s mind causes normal human beings to rip and tear their own flesh and bloodEach chapter is dedicated to four Canadian teenagers Michael Clementine Aries and Mason We follow along as each character is torn between being normal and being evilI practically devoured it in one sitting There’s a lot of action and a lot of moral uestions I found myself asking What if this happened to me right now? Would I be the leader that would help the other survivors? Would I be as strong as these characters fighting to the death to stay sane and to stay alive? I loved every bit of it and I uite enjoyed reading about Canadian cities for onceTrust me if you enjoy any Dystopian novel you’ll love Dark Inside

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    Well well don't we have a bit of a stunner here I started DARK INSIDE without any expectation but I've been left completely surprised by just how wonderful this book is And hey it's hell of a fast read Have I ever mentioned how much I love my fast paced reads? They totally rock my world and DARK INSIDE is no exceptionAfter a series of earthuakes people completely turn on each other There is no regret no remorse If the earthuakes haven't done you harm then these people will make sure they finish the job All we know is that for some unexplained reason people have flat out started going on killing spree's Sparing not even their own families or childrenLet me tell you now Although I found it pretty bearable this will not be a easy read for some Many innocent people die and it does get graphic at times Basically it's far from prettyBut it's than worth itWe are lead into the lives of four particular teenagers Clementine Aries Mason and Michael But there is a mysterious fifth under the name nothing Although it wasn't much of a mystery who this was As we watch on each will struggle with their own inner demons and guilt Let's just say they haven't survived until now without having to kill a person or two But this is the perfect example of survival of the fittest You either hide in a corner and wait for a bagger to find you or think uick and come up with a plan What the four will go through is horrific Each will face their own journey and battle to stay alive whilst the so called baggers roam the streets The freaky thing about the baggers is that they aren't necessarily all easy to tell apart Although many of them are sloppy in their killings some are intelligent than others and can hold a conversation without you even suspecting These are the ones that you really need to look out for With rations scarce the majority dead hospitals doctors and policemen practically nonexistent there is no choice but to solely rely on yourself No one is to be trusted not even yourselfThere were so many moments where my heart would be beating furiously and I would be an anxious mess When I think of a premise like this this is exactly what I expect from a novel Something gritty a little gory to add a touch of realism I got that from DARK INSIDE and the fact that there were so many creepyhorrific moments really helped build the perfect atmosphereThe story poses a strong uestion Are we our own greatest enemy? Will the day come where we have so much power that we get carried away? I mean isn't that the reality of today? Isn't it us human who do most of the killing May it be the environment animals or each other Will the time come when things go so out of hand that we destroy each other completely? DARK INSIDE makes you ask this very uestion and as uestionable some aspects of the book may be you can't help but wonder what if? As the story progresses and each character faces their own struggles they are forced to uestion what or who is evil or good Can you determine either and does it even matter any?Although I grew frustrated by some the characters reckless decisions and mistakes I found myself feeling guilty for judging them because for example as much as Michael' cowardly tendencies cheesed me off who's to say how I would have reacted if I was in their situation? Most likely I would have not lasted as long as they have managed to You see each of them bring something important to the table and it's enough at least to keep them alive and that's what counts no matter what their flaws The ending is uite abrupt and leaves as many uestions lingering as I had in the very beginning Is there going to be a seuel? I would sure love one but there is also something wonderful in leaving us readers with that big hovering uestion mark in not knowing what happens to them in the world they are now living inFor all you hopeless romantics romance was pretty much non existent Oh there were feelings between certain characters but it pretty much settled and stayed put around that line So yeah very tame and whatnot and for some that may be a let down but it didn't bother me It made sense actually and gave the book of a realistic feel I mean where do you find time to make outother things and such when creepy people are trying to kill you and the world is basically ending So many books count on romance that it's refreshing to see that a book can hold it's own and the readers interest thoughout without it Doncha think ehIs is apparent that I loved this book? Some who have read the book may not share my enthusiasm but I for one thought it was pretty darn fantastic

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    Even after 30 years in the US my parents still have a very strong accent when they speak English Eengrish I'm able to interpret their pronunciations and grammar easily it since I grew up hearing it But throw another accent at me anything African some European or worst of all any kind of Asian accent other than Korean and I can't tell you what the heck is being said without some knitted brow concentration And I notice I end up replying back in a louder voice as if that'll help I pfft myselfWith this book I find that my childhood accents of fantasysci fi and the later piles of textbook logic make it difficult to enjoy the story The half a explanation of why the bad thing is happeningI don't understand youMaybe that's part of why I'm finding Literature so difficult?? Brainpower is another reason but maybe I'm not flexible enough to take in stories that don't have some magic al realism? or enough of a futuristic tone or satisfying explanations?Back to this book there is a huge earthuake and then some people marked by savagery lack of remorse and black veins in the eye whites start killing everyone else The book follows 4 teens as they see the collapse of society and try to surviveWe never learn just what caused all this How are the earthuakes and killers connected? Why did some change and others not? What's up with the black veins? The few places where the teens think about or discuss what's going on there's 1 too much to be intriguingly mysterious and 2 not enough to be clear Both those points made me appreciate Whedon's Firefly Serenity Reavers even With the tv series such mystery Who were these psychotic killers who roamed the universe and made even Jayne scared A friend of mine once explained why she found it pretty cool the thought that humankind could go to the edge of the universe only to see nothingeverything in the blackness and go insane With the movie such a great explanation It was the government Sadly that's kind of believable see Tuskegee And then we're treated to a small group making a mess o' trouble with some clench worthy action and I laughed and I cried and I laughed and I sobbedanyway Back to the book again it gave an unsatisfying non answer Was it a malevolent force?? Was it something in the water?? What? I don't understandThe books seemed to be arranged around chapter long horror setpieces building up to each one and wrapping it up I couldn't see why these 4 particular teens were the narrators why a couple of them were supposedly natural leaders why a hard to believe little love connection popped up near the end The list of the 6 different kinds of killers was never well explained and really you made the list 7 items long by including the title of the list as #1? I hope that was corrected after this ARC One of the characters wanted to find her brother but the others had no drive for anything nothing that made me care about themBut this whole book felt like horror not just survival or zombie or whatever Maybe I don't understand its accent

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    35 starsHere’s the thing about me and horror it’s not so much the content as the source that bothers me Which is not to say I’m not terrified by scary things because I am Absurdly so But always in the back of my mind is the uestion where did this come from? It has always been much disturbing for me to know that someone somewhere came up with whatever horrific scene is playing out on screen or on the page That even the most unrealistic scenrios were born in very real places and the most horrible things we can imagine were spawned in the human mind So if you ask me what I find truly terrifying I guess I would say human capacity for evil I find that idea infinitely disturbing than say a zombie apolocalypse And this is why Dark Inside worked for me as a genuinely scary story because it’s about humanity unleashing their own evil upon the world While this is immediately apparent in an obvious sense as a suddenly released evil takes over much of mankind and causes them to become killing machines there is also a subtle form As those not overtaken and turned into “monsters” are forced to fight for their survival they are also faced with situations in which their moral compasses are no longer effective Previously unthinkable actions become necessity And fear causes even the most well intentioned do abhorrent things Dark Inside is told through five perspectives which sounds unwieldy but actually works fairly effectively for the story Mason Aries Clementine and Michael are four teenagers battling to stay alive after the murderous rage apparently instigated by a series of massive earthuakes appears to have taken over most of the population Their dawning cognizance of what is happening around them and their reactions to it essentially forms the bulk of the story; each of them trying to survive and navigate their way to relative safety The fifth perspective “Nothing” gives a voice and context to the darkness enveloping the majority of humanity while remaining eerily evasive and difficult to get a handle on This is a grim violent book that doesn’t pull punches particularly when it comes to individual characters’ actions But it’s not just the brutality that’s depicted occasionally the most shocking thing about this story is the choices the characters’ make and then the conseuences of those decisions It’s not a predictable book in that Roberts doesn’t shelter her characters and she compels the reader to uestion them They do unsympathetic things They may or may not be or remain “good” people There’s an intensely unsettling atmosphere about the novel on the basis of this uncertainy around some of the characters and it makes for fast reading While at a surface level this reads like an action based novel which it is I was surprised by how much Roberts was able to develop the characters in a limited amount of page time Given the number of narrators and the rapid progression of the plot a considerable amount of insight into each of the teenagers is provided particularly through the choices they make to survive Granted it does at times feel very much as if this novel is laying the foundation establishing the characters to be further developed as the series continues but the charactersation is done well The novel is written in the third person with the exception of “Nothing”’s voice yet Roberts manages to keep the characters distinct It would have been easy for the viewpoints to blur in a novel of this pacing but their storylines are substantial and fleshed out so that they remain unambiguous Dark Inside sets itself from much of the apocalyptic YA fiction of late because it doesn’t adhere to the tropes and developments common to those novels This book feels unpredictable and almost unapologetic in its confronting content There are no guarantees made no assurances that things are going to turn out as expected By expected I mean as dictated by a lot of current apocdystopian YA – goodness prevails love interests survive blah blah blah I’m curious to see where Roberts is taking this story and while there’s a measure of closure at the end of Dark Inside there are than enough uestions left unresolved to make me pick up the seuel

  9. says:

    “The stranger smiled at her “Humanity has found a cure to a disease they never new existed” Dark Inside Jeyn Roberts My thoughts Introduction Let us start off with the world building and the atmosphere of this book The atmosphere throughout this novel was crazily suspenseful The constant pressure among the characters in the book filled the atmosphere with suspense like I have said earlier streams of tear jerking tears and a spark of romantic vibes All the atmosphere clung well together and that was what made the book great with all the mixed elements However the world building in this novel was a little lacklustre It was actually going very well in the beginning with no info dumps and the story just flowed like how it was supposed to be Then the story came to the middle of the story and everything became confusing from there It was as if the story went 90 degrees downhill but was able to save itself Besides the middle part I thought the ending saved the story for me because the world building went back to normal Therefore I am going to give a 15 out of 25% for the world building Moving on let us talk about the pacing of the book The pacing for this book was extremely uick with the constant action and the ongoing thoughts of the characters with their hopes and survival instincts to stay alive in a world that had gone mad Although it was uick it took me a couple of days to finish due to my school work and many other things that I had to accomplish during my days with this book Thus I was not able to finish it in 2 days Further there are uite a number of unexplained plots in this book and those unexplained plots led to plot holes The plot holes started off with the gap between the time of the scenes the character were facing For example they were running from the monsters and out of the blue ‘three weeks later’ appeared and nothing was really explained on how they managed to escape the monsters Then from that particular plot hole onwards the same thing happened again near the end of the book Therefore I did not really enjoy this factor of the story In addition I loved the way on how Jeyn managed to make the characters to intersect in their lives and although the scene of union between the characters was short I still really loved it Therefore the score for the union between the characters is 10% out of 10% for meMoreover there is a uote that I really loved and I would like to share it with you guys right here right now of course Here’s the uote “There are different types of people in the world There are people who accept what’s in front of them unuestioninglyThe live in the dark In defeat Ignoring what the future might bring or how they might help to make things happenThen there are people like me Optimists They too live in the dark in times like these but dream of the lightI trust in the possibilities of betterness I believe there is to life than this I have to There’s no other choices for me” Oh my gosh This uote Okay Some characters did not have hope in the new world but this particular character named Chickadee stood up to me as a glowing star in this book She was full of hope full of happiness in the darkest time and it was not fair that she had to go through all those crappy things in the past Thus this uote will forever have a place in my heartAs for the continuation of the review I found the tone for this book to be very dark because there were a lot of killing and the author actually went to the length of describing the murder of a person including children as young as five years old So if you do not like those kind of things I do not recommend you to pick this book upFinally let us talk about the relationships between all the characters in this book I thought the relationships in this book were very well planned and rounded as they were very compassionate about each other although they were not as nice as they were in the beginning Thus I would say that they have a great character improvementNow let us move on to the writing section of the review Writing “There are so many empty people walking around on this little planet Lonely people Angry people Bitter Forgotten” Dark Inside Jeyn Roberts The writing style was crisp articulate flowery at times and mundane when it came to certain part of the story It was crisp and articulate because it was easy to read and the story flowed smoothly along the trailHowever when it came to the romance part of the novel the writing style turned all flowery and I did not like that because the writing style did not stay constant Plus when it came to certain part of the attacking element in the story the writing style transformed into something milky and mundane Therefore I have many thoughts on the writing style of the bookOther than those things above I enjoyed the alternate point of views between the characters and I thought that it was a great addition to the story due to the fact that we as readers are able to capture the whole world and the struggles of each of the characters in the book Therefore a 5% out of 5% for the alternate point of views elementNow let us move on to the characters section Characters Colin He was the worse character in this book He was a selfish little coward who does nothing to help up with his group of friends even if he voted to sacrifice himself to help them to get the food from the outside world He was also a liar and an egocentric person who only thought for what is good for himself and not the others Therefore I disliked him and I will not care for this characterAries I loved her She was thoughtful of others and was careful enough not to provide conflict into her and others lives Plus she was a leader with all the best ualities and therefore she was my favourite character in this book and as for her character development I would say that it shot upwards like a seed to a plantMason The thing is I did not really like Mason in the beginning He was an alcoholic teenager with a mean personality that made him looked like a bully but as the story progressed forward he started to realize that he was being an ass to everyone around him and when he opened up himself it was the saddest and the most emotional scene in the book Therefore he had a great character development Michael I loved him in the beginning He was helpful brave and careful at first but unfortunately the author destroyed his character Why? and made him a coward that could not believe that he betrayed his own group However that scene was what made his character shone again He helped Clementine and began searching for his brother and that was where he learned his mistake Therefore I still enjoyed his characterClementine She was in the middle of hilarious smart and dumb Everything she does make me laugh but sometimes it does not because she was going through a hard time and the action scenes between her and the crazies were not funny but scary Therefore I loved her character Daniel I do not really know what to say about him because he comes and goes with absolutely no reason and he was hiding something Something he knows but would not want to share and the author did not reveal what he was hiding from the crowd and the things he knew Therefore I have absolutely no idea what to talk about his character Overall I am giving this book an 85% rating I liked the book but it had its flaws and therefore it did not make it up to the 90% listThis Review is also posted at MaxxesbooktopiaFind me on Instagram | Blog

  10. says:

    “We would not go gentle into that good night”55Wow zaI haven’t read many apocalyptic books in my time Frankly the prospect scares the hell out of me so why would I want to read about it? But I just happened across Dark Inside in my local bookshop and thought why not? It looks good looks all action packed and has an awesome cover So I bought itIt was one of the best things I have ever boughtI have to start off by saying that this book is tense And I mean it You know when you’re watching a horror film? And you know something is going to happen but you just can’t figure out what? That’s what it’s like reading Dark Inside and I found that so exciting The foundation of this book may not be exactly original with the whole end of the world zombie apocalypse thing going on but I feel that Roberts has managed to inject enough of her own ideas to stop the book from becoming tiresome or boring I liked how some of the “Baggers” the crazy zombie like humans that go around killing everyone were highly intelligent often talking to the human characters normally sometimes even tricking them into believing that they are human I also found the different perspectives compelling they kept me reading because the story was always fresh and I found that I had to go on to the next chapter because I needed to know what was going on since I left the character lastSpeaking of characters there are four main ones in this book with lots of others recurring We have Aries Clementine Michael and Mason I honestly don’t have a favourite I loved them all so much Roberts has masterfully interwoven the sub plots into the main story like when Mason meets the chirpy Chickadee and how their relationship blossoms only to be cruelly taken away by a twist of fate that changes Mason And like how Michael has to make a vital decision to live or die even if it does mean leaving others to perish Even Clementine and Aries have moments and decisions that impact their lives hugely but I don’t feel that they’re as exponentially gut wrenching as the two boys’ There’s also the secrecy of this book that grabs you and doesn’t let go Throughout we’re confronted with a character simply known as “Nothing” who often speaks in riddles and gives hints as to why the apocalypse may have happened The reader learns or they think they learn I could be completely wrong who this “Nothing” is It didn’t surprise me but I don’t think it was intended to be surprising instead it just made me want to know I wanted to know why some people weren’t affected by the madness why the majority were Why is this elusive “Nothing” so perceptive why do they know things that the others don’t? So many uestions I can’t wait to find out the answersThis book is chock full of action and adventure It even has a smidgen of romance Some comedy and some sadness all the same It’s a crazy creepy book but in a sense it’s beautiful too It gives you faith in humans whilst also ripping that same faith awayBrilliant