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The Enemy by Charlie Higson
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Aug 09, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: dystocalypse
Read from August 05 to 09, 2010

Perhaps the most brutal and goriest YA dystopia novel I ever read. It's bloodfest almost every chapter. The novel is jam-packed with things that makes peace-loving bitches wince. Zombie attacks, strong language[There is a line from a character that shocked the hell out of me: "I didn't like him. He's getting on my tits!". Fuck Yeah Awesomeness!] cannibalism, and gladiator, everything. It's bloody, dark, violent and best of all, it's pure fun. Definitely not for the faint heart and sensitive stomach[especially the self-righteous douchebags:].

Charlie Higson is a damn brave author. He's nonchalant about killing his characters left and right. He doesn't care if its a major or a minor one. He's a psychopath. He will let you get attached to the character first, then he will kill it. He's like "You're liking this character, eh? What you would feel if I do this", then he'll kill that character in a brutal way. Pure wickedness. No one is safe.

I highly recommend this to those who loves Michael Grant's GONE novels. Both book shares the same elements such as big casts, in-your-face non-stop actions, kids going against each other, alternating perspectives, fast pacings etc. It's fun literature at its best.

It will leave you exhausted but it will also leave you zombie-hungry for more. I'm effin ready for more bloodfest and in-your-face violence. The Dead, bring it on!

I dare you to read it!
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message 1: by Ace (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ace Nice review. I'm going to read this...

Tina AAAAND adding this to my wish list now! :)

Ariel Acupan One word: GORY! Like it.

message 4: by Amma (new) - added it

Amma Nice, I was dying to read it but you compared it to GONE (uh-mazing series) and it's at the top of my top-read-pile. Nothing like blood-bath-child-cast-killing...!

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message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I read this book when I was 11 :D I don't remember a whole lot about it though, should reread it

message 7: by The (new) - rated it 5 stars

The Bomber Spot on awesome book

Rachel Simson Good Review :)
Im Just about to start reading this.
I love the Gone series so hopefully this will be good too!
I expect all the character killing will have me screaming at the book lol

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Couldn't have said it better myself. :)

message 10: by C.J. (new) - rated it 5 stars

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message 11: by C.J. (new) - rated it 5 stars

C.J. Mugleston Awesome review, Aaron! I just might send you a request. Those with a similar taste for blood should stick together, right?

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