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Rage Within (Dark Inside #2)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  2,100 ratings  ·  268 reviews
In this apocalyptic sequel to Dark Inside’s “well-balanced, realistic suspense” (Kirkus Reviews), four teens continue the struggle for survival as they face a world gone mad.

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 hidin...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (first published August 30th 2012)
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ooh, even better than the first one.(hopefully this review will be better than the first one; the one that i wrote and then accidentally deleted when i told my computer, "sure i would enjoy updating my security features very much" or whatever, and it rebooted this machine, erasing my first attempt...doofus)

this one brings us even further along in the situation of what happens when, in the aftermath of massive earthquakes (in canada!)many people turn into psychopathic killers with black-veined ey...more
Emily May
I am trying so hard to like this series. Dark Inside was three stars for me and I'm also giving this three stars even though it is a better book than the first. The way I feel about Roberts' series is similar to how I feel about Revis' Across the Universe series. I like them well enough to be curious about what happens next, enough to search out the next book and hope I will like it more than I did the last one... but I do not care one teeny tiny bit for the characters. Where Revis' characters l...more
(Just to clarify, this is a good three stars, not a reluctant 3 stars, so maybe 3.5 is more accurate. Or 4. I don’t know, I can’t decide.)

Rage Within opens three months after the earthquakes, with Aries, Michael, Mason and Clementine hiding out in Vancouver with a group of survivors. The Baggers are becoming organised, their homicidal rampage now punctuated with hunting down and rounding up the uninfected. Nobody is safe – whether it’s from the Baggers, or the threat of their own darkness insid...more
I was so lucky to win a signed ARC of Rage Within from Jeyn Roberts herself, that in itself is awesome but what makes it even better is that this books is so good! It's even better than Dark Inside, and that's saying something as book one was great. You can tell the Roberts has grown as a writer while writing the two books, and I can't wait to see how good her next book will be. Rage Within is a truly chilling novel, just like the first one it keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The horr...more
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
Last year, I picked up a copy of Rage Inside from my local library, not knowing much about it and having not read a zombie-type book before (okay, they're technically not zombies, but some characters are in a zombie-like state). I was very glad that I did pick it up as I really, really enjoyed it. The only problem was, I had to wait for the second book to be released! When I finally held a copy of Rage Within, I was so excited to delve into it.

I'll be honest and say that I can't remember Dark In...more
Giselle at BO-OK NERD Canada
I cannot wait for this one. Seriously.

I'm on the blog tour, and I just finished it. SO GOOD. So VERY good.

I had high expectations for this one and I'm super glad all of them were met. The pacing is fast and the tone is creeptastic. Sprinkled in every few chapters is the viewpoint of Nothing. This is the evil that resides in all the Baggers. It raises a lot of questions as to what or who it is. The characters know just as little as we do, so it's safe to say that I can't wait to bring until that...more
I loved Dark Inside. It was so gritty and bloody and bold that I didn't even care that the writing was not particularly stellar or that the characters seemed familiar to me. I really enjoyed reading it and I had a hard time forcing myself to stop reading or to stop thinking about it long after I was done with it. Dark Inside was an engrossing and chilling book I was really sad to finish. So, when I first heard of a second book, I went crazy with glee and pretty much counted the months until its...more
Trisha Leigh
Oof. Devastated. Uplifted. All of it. Everything I hoped for. More, really.

Deft, thought provoking, illuminating, full of fragile hope and endless heartbreak.

RAGE WITHIN picks up pretty much where DARK INSIDE leaves off, with Michael, Mason, Clem, and Aries (along with their small group of survivors) still figuring out how to stay alive in the new, Bagger-run world. As with the first installment of the series, the characters are believable and well-rounded, with honest motivations and the endl...more
The second book in this series definitely lived up to the high expectations I had after the brilliant first one. Thrilling story, lots of action and characters you really get attached to - this book adds a few more of the latter to the mix. I really like switching POVs if the author can pull it off, and Jeyn Roberts has once again proven that she definitely can. Can't wait for the third!
Donna (Jaevenstar)
I was so lucky to get an ARC of Rage Within! It is just as amazing as Dark Inside! I could not put it down. The story continues with all the characters from the first story only they are trying now to figure out how to survive in this new world. All the while "Nothing" is still trying to find it's place in the world, too.

I loved it!
Dec 11, 2012 GrimTheGirl is currently reading it
Shelves: i-need-this-book, own
I got the first book over Christmas break and just started it yesterday. Finished now. Want the second book NOW. They better have Nothing's point of view again. I liked him. It was *spoiler?* Daniel right? He better not die!! And I'm so glad this is a series, I thought it was going to end like that.
Oh, man, oh man, oh man.

I'm not going to compare it to the 1st book (Dark Inside) because I've decided comparing books in the series isn't cool, especially because this cannot be the last book the series, sooo...


I love Mason. My love for Mason grew profoundly in this book, and my love for Daniel did not waver.

Let's go over the things that I did not like:
-Close to nothing.
-As with all books with changing POV, I always look for what makes each viewpoint different. It was sometimes hard to...more
By Jeyn Roberts. #2 of Dark Inside Series. Grade A.

After reading the first book, Dark Inside, I wanted to read the next book as the adventure that began in book 1 was too intriguing to leave… Here’s what I thought about this book :
The thrilling sequel to DARK INSIDE.

Rage Within By Jeyn Roberts
Time to stop running. Time to start fighting back.
After the earthquakes came the infectious rage, turning friends into deadly enemies.
For survivors Michael, Aries, Mason and Clementine the battle to stay al...more
This was just So many much of everything that made it simply amazing.

Dark Inside was ALRIGHT. I liked it, but I also found some of the pacing a bit slow. Rage Within was SO MUCH BETTER. The characters were so well rounded and developed since book 1, the plot was quick and so exciting; it was just SO GOOD. I cannot recommend this enough. To be honest, the whole post apocolypic thing/dystopian book trend is getting a bit old for me, but these books are much different than t...more
Why?! Why did the book have to end?!

This series is like crack for me. I crave the next book, I’m on an unbelievable high while reading it, I crash and get depressed when I finish it, and then the cycle starts all over. This can’t be healthy. I don’t care, though. I NEED more! Rage Within was my number one most anticipated book of 2012. Oh boy, was it worth the agony of waiting.

Okay, so I’ve wrote and rewrote this review a number of times, but it never seemed right. I want to tell you so much, ye...more
 ♬ ☮ Priya ♀ ♏ {Smoke and Starlight} ☠ ☯
Rage Within was an exercise in pain. At one hand, I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. But how to deal with this awesome book slowly coming to an end? It was hard. I couldn't find it in me to stop since Jeyn Roberts always left me wanting for more. It had been painful. Extremely painful. Because on the other hand, I had to watch characters I had come to love go through so much. Jeyn Roberts has been merciless. And that is exactly why I love this book. It is a conjunction of such strong...more
ugh the ending plot twists...ughghghgihsihwenskvijfphgsljnvksfpajepinsdklgnsalkgnasgs

Yes, I have some Rage Within with this book because I'm feeling the same pain as all the characters in here.

The Baggers keep getting more and more civilized and it's quiet crazy and I thought Daniel was Nothing but Nothing is really just the voice inside of all the Baggers. Was that a spoiler? I don't really think so. Anyways, I like the few new characters.

Raj is cool, he didn't give off that vibe when they fi...more
As I said with the first one, there is no way in the world I would let my teen read this series! Now for us adults, it was a good read. Very violent, both books are. But you get to see how far people are willing to go to survive. I didn't realize that this book is also considered a horror as well. I actually had nightmares off this! The society in this book is just so crazy. Insanity has taken almost EVERYONE, and they kill anyone who is not like "them". Something is taking over their t...more
Michele at A Belle's Tales
Rage Within is the amazing sequel to the phenomenal Dark Inside. I love the insight the author provides with the glimpses into the characters’ lives pre-earthquake. Normally, I like being dropped back into a story exactly where the author left off, but Rage Within’s beginning is an exception to that rule. I LOVED reading about what happened in the days before, all the while knowing what was about to transpire and wanting to claw my way inside this novel to warn these beloved characters of the im...more
Four stars: A dark, gritty, exciting, apocalyptic tale!

Michael, Aries, Clementine and Mason have found a safe refuge for now. The four of them, along with with the rest of their small band of survivors, are holed up in a large house in Vancouver. However, they know it is just a matter of time before they are forced to move on. The Baggers are swarming the city, and they seem to be banding together and organizing. Daily, The Baggers patrol the city in white vans blaring messages urging survivors...more
"The truth is we all have a dark side. Every single one of us. The truth is we all have bad thoughts at one point or another. We've all done things that were mean and awful, and we almost always regret it when we act on these dark desires.


I wanted to like this book. Scrap that, I wanted to love this book.

And guess what? I did!

It not only met my expectations but exceeded them, and I'm so glad it managed to stray away from Middle Book Syndrome. Rage Within was different to Dark Inside; t...more
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Cecilia Solis-sublette
A second of a trilogy, the book follows the patterns of most seconds - not as good as the first, no real closure, but necessary to get to the third. What is good about this individual installment is we do see the characters develop and we do learn a little bit more about the Baggers in thei development. The best part of the novel is the first section that serves as a prequel to the first novel. That was so good that the rest couldn't help but be a bit of a let down but...what's a writer to do? T...more
The first book (which I sadly bought as Hardcover) was terrible, but it was part of a series, so I thought "Hey, lets finish the series"
This book/series does not make sense. There are so many plot holes it's ridiculous. How do the infected ones eat, they have no crops and don't search for food? What is their motive other than to protect their own and kill all the others for fun?
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IF THIS IS REALLY THE LAST BOOK THEN IT GOES DOWN AS HAVING THE WORST ENDING IN HISTORY! I personally would love to read a conclusion to the struggles of the characters we have been reading about through the first two books- come on Jeyn do us fans a solid and write the last book in what feels like a natural trilogy. On that note.... I loved the setting as I live in downtown Vancouver and it was pretty awesome to read a story set in my home town. I connected with the characters...more

Paige Hunter ‏@LittleVenator · Mar 14
Hey @JeynRoberts, will there be another book after Rage Within? I really hope so!

Jeyn Roberts ‏@JeynRoberts · Mar 14
@LittleVenator Yes, I plan to start working on it later this year.


Plot- 9/10
Characters- 9/10
Writing- 9/10
World Builsing- 9.5/10

TOTAL- 9.1/10

Quickie Review- WOWZA. This series has become a must read for all dystopia fanatics. This installment was definitely better than the first one. The plot was well-manag...more
I (like a doofus) read this book without knowing that it was a sequel. I was a little confused in the beginning thanks to my doofusness. But after I caught on, I loved the book. I just ordered the first one and can't wait to read it.
The sequel to Dark Inside continues with the apocalyptic, heart stopping plot. The group have all been united but is that good or bad?? Especially with the darkness going around infecting humanity so that friends turn on friends and family turn on family. Aries, once again finds herself the leader of this unsuspected group who now have to depend on complete strangers (themselves) for food and survival. But can they trust each other?? Another great read that isn't as complicated as the first beca...more
Evie Janelle
Dude, man, dude, man, dude, man, dudeeee....

This was kick ass. Not kidding. Even better than the first! And I have to sleep tonight. Umm...
Jun 08, 2013 Shaye rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013, ya
The beginning was a little slow for me but I still loved the characters, the plot, and the overall creepiness.
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Jeyn Roberts (pronounced Jen - the Y is silent)grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and started writing at an early age, having her first story published when she was 16 in a middle-grade anthology called LET ME TELL YOU.

When she was 21, she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. For the next...more
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