I honestly don’t even know where to start with this review. Was I excited about this book? Hell yea! Was I disapp *** Heads up: Spoilers and a Rant ***
I honestly don’t even know where to start with this review. Was I excited about this book? Hell yea! Was I disappointed? Oh so very much. I guess I’ll start with why I was disappointed. There are a lot of reasons, so please bear with with me as I will do this in list form:
- Firstly, the romance was forced. And I don’t mean insta love, I mean characters that sound like they hate each other and constantly bicker fall in love. It wasn’t chemistry, it was just plain forced. - Ashtyn complains and bitches about not being treated like an equal on the team, but she brings all the attention that she is a girl and not the same, all on her self imo. - And then why is there not more football in this story? No football games? Seriously? - The bickering and bitches got on my nerves. - There is NO chemistry between the 2 main characters, I just want to repeat that again. - The cliches in the book just made me cringe. - Most importantly, there was not depth to anything. The story, the characters. You weren’t allowed to feel for them or get to know them or their story. You were simply informed and just had to insta connect with them. Was not working for me. I could have rather read a microwave manual. - And lastly, this book just plain bored me to tears.
There was a glimmer of story, but it just went horribly wrong.
Where do I even start with this book. I was certainly intrigued by the blurb of this one, it made it sound like a real horror. Even Stephen King saidWhere do I even start with this book. I was certainly intrigued by the blurb of this one, it made it sound like a real horror. Even Stephen King said it was scary. So I decided to put on my big girl pants, curl up in bed and be prepared to be terrified. What I got was a B-grade gross-out. I'm not squeamish, so trying to terrify me with blood and guts doesn't work. All that happens is I made a face and think is this it? And that was it.
5 boy scouts and their scoutmaster are on an island when their worst nightmare happens. A man comes to the island, but no ordinary man. He has something in him, a disease if you will, that certainly leads to an unpleasant night for these boys and scoutmaster.
The reason I gave this 2.5 stars and not 1 star is the future flashes we get. When you get to see bits of the trail, the cover up and the things people know and say about what happened on that island. I also enjoyed the interviews and diary outtakes of those involved. This was interesting to me. Even the science behind this terrifying disease was interesting and the only scary thing is, that this could happen in today's society that is so obsessed with looking perfect, and the way we screw up the environment in our quest to achieve this.
So if you like gross stories, with lots of shall we say "sick" scenes, then this is for you!...more
Unfortunately, this book was not for me. Nerissa is whiny - in that I have a destiny and I'm special, but I don't want to be and I hate everyone blDNF
Unfortunately, this book was not for me. Nerissa is whiny - in that I have a destiny and I'm special, but I don't want to be and I hate everyone blah blah, ooooh look a hot guy, no I hate him, I like him, I hate him, I wish he would shut up, no wait I like him, oooh yummy, oh no my destiny....
I have read this storyline before unfortunately, I would prefer not to go through it again.
The author can write, I can see that. This story is just too young for me or just too overused.
I liked the bits where I got to hear about the underwater kingdom, it sounded really cool! The insta-love and inner-preteen-monologue was just not doing it for me....more