Thursday, 1 September 2011

Review: Dark Inside [Dark Inside #1] by Jeyn Roberts

Title: Dark Inside
Author: Jeyn Roberts
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Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Horror
Series: Dark Inside #2
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: 2nd September 2011
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. THE DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.
Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.
Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.
My Thoughts
From the minute I started Dark Inside I was hooked. It had all of my favourite things, earthquakes, zombie-ish people, adventure. The book is spilt into chapters which follow different people as they try to survive one day at a time, trusting very few people and only when they have too. Friends they thought were safe turn out not to be, and total strangers can actually help you survive.

There are ups and downs throughout this book as we see the characters lose loved ones, hide to keep themselves safe, and characters who we start to like die. I cried, laughed and sat on the edge of my seat reading Dark Inside.

The writing is superb with enough action to keep you turning the page and mystery that keeps you guessing right till the end, and even beyond.
A chapter is posted by a mystery person/thing every so often and all throughout I was guessing what character's point of view it was, and I still don't know.

I really like how the country was affected in different ways, and how each group of people affected acted differently. I thought I would have gotten confused with all the different points of view, but I didn't. Each point of view fitted in brilliantly with the previous one, and by the time you returned back to the persons point of view you didn't feel like you had missed out on anything, or had to read it again.


  1. Wow, that is high praise! I love books that keep you thinking long after finishing it.

  2. oh wow this book sounds amazing! i loved the road and 28 days later, so this sounds like a perfect mash up of the two. i'm glad you enjoyed it and were so hooked, it makes me very optimistic. i will definitely be picking this book up in the near future.

    great review!



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