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Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
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Nov 01, 11

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Read from September 19 to 20, 2011 — I own a copy

The Good Stuff

Loved it, could not put it down was even pissed at my Dr for being on time and making me have to put down the book
Not stop action with lots of twists and turns, keeps you guessing
Sort of reminds me of The Stand with teenagers - that's a good thing btw
Great characters who develop nicely and have you cheering for them
Apocalyptic, Dystopian style plot - which you may have guessed by now is a genre I very much reading about
Good moral questions thrown in which could lead to some great discussions
Some good humor thrown in to balance the darkness of the storyline
Mason sort of reminds me of Larry Underwood from the Stand
Canadian settings
Enjoyed the scene with Twiggy - it was sorta darkly twisted, but kinda finny

The Not so Good Stuff

It just sort of ends - expected a better ending, but I understand there is going to be a sequel - if so than the end isn't that bad
A little too descriptive at times with the killing -- especially mentioning the killing of children -- I'm a Mom, that sort of thing is tough for me to have to read
I know its picky but many of the female characters act rather stereotypical at times with men having to save them -- would have liked a little more kick assness (yes I know its not a word) from them

Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Warning signs left behind in the ruins of ancient civilization have been misinterpreted. The sins of mankind are always to blame. But who would have guessed it would be so gray? so empty?

"I specialized in downfall, the destruction of societies. As you can imagine, this whole event has caused quite a stir in my attention span.

"I guess I can't complain," she said. "I've been living off Oreos and Goldfish crackers since the whole thing started. I think I've drank enough Red Bull to last a lifetime. And I don't even like Red Bull. It tastes like cow pee."

Michael laughed. "You're a connoisseur of fine tastes. However will you survive this apocalypse?"

Who should/shouldn't read

Fans of Dystopian or Apocalyptic fiction will enjoy
not for the sensitive - there is a lot of violent acts and some written in great detail

4.25 Dewey's

I received this from Simon and Schuster in Exchange for an honest review

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