Dark Inside

E Books Dark Inside For me what rescued Dark Inside from getting an extremely negative review was the fast paced

E-Books Dark Inside For me, what rescued Dark Inside from getting an extremely negative review was the fast-paced action and adventure, weird creepiness and what Tatiana likes to call "compulsive readability". The book had many faults, which I will go into, and it was on the whole not a great work of dystopian fiction.Basically, there's this earthquake one day and suddenly people everywhere start acting weird... becoming possessed by a violent rage, turning on their families and friends, searching the streets for new victims to torture and kill... and amongst all this are a few individuals (inc. Mason, Aries, Michael and Clementine) who remain unaffected by this, er, infection or whatever it is. At the beginning, our four protagonists have never met one another, but as fate will have it they eventually come together and their stories begin to entwine.Every so often the book would stop in it's fast-paced tracks and another mysterious perspective would be heard that is simply called 'Nothing' and reminded me a great deal of the voice of the darkness in the Gone series by Michael Grant. It is, much to my annoyance, still unclear at the book's close what this 'Nothing' is.You know, it's all okay. But it has that sense of "oh my god, quick, run from the monsters!" and then they get away and they're all nice and safe and they walk around a corner and "oh my god, more monsters, RUN!!!" And again, as in Divergent, the dystopia is mediocre. I used the following description to try and sum up what I expect a good dystopian novel to be:Basically, it's where the author imagines a hypothetical world that's usually set in the future and takes a relevent political or social issue or issues and creates a fictional society that could possibly be what might happen if humanity was to follow a certain idea or movement or perhaps even carry on behaving the way they are. For example, failing to improve the world's environmental problems. So far, that's not what's happening. I will be reading the sequel that I'm sure is coming so perhaps I will be wowed there and realise I was wrong to doubt Jeyn Roberts ability to create a successful dystopia. So far it all doesn't make sense as to why these people's minds have been hijacked... they're not zombies, if the author had gone down that route she could have used the whole 'cure for cancer gone wrong' thing that's popular today. But an earthquake that makes people get super angry? I'm not seeing the political/social relevance. So here's the five main things that turned me off in this book:1) 4 POVsThis does not work. I have never known it to work and I have never enjoyed a book with more than two (main) perspectives. In fact, to be honest, I'm not a big fan of multiple perspectives at all. Furthermore, these characters did not have distinct enough voices to allow four different POVs to work, I could only tell them apart by the stuff that happened to them, like "so this is the one who's mum died" and "this is the one who's trying to find her brother", but personality-wise I was clueless. 2) Throwaway CharactersIn a way that is exactly opposite to authors like Melina Marchetta, the author brings many characters into the story who are all unimportant and quickly disregarded. What's the point? There was a bit where Michael teamed up with a group of people he'd met and he spoke effectionately of two of these characters who he referred to as 'the mother' and 'the child'. There's a scene that should have been dramatic and emotional except it wasn't because I couldn't relate to Michael's feelings towards people who I knew only as 'the mother' and 'the child'. There were so many one-dimensional characters in this book.3) Quickly Pulled Together EndI thought the ending seemed rushed and lacked smoothness for it. All the four protagonists spent the novel doing their own individual things and telling their own stories and then, like lightning, they all just happen to, well, run into one another. It felt to me like the author had not given much thought to their meeting and wanted simply to get it over with, it was weird the way it happened so fast and read a little ridiculously. As with the turning a corner and "oh my god monsters!" thing I mentioned above, it was like: Aries would be running and she'd knock into a guy who says "hi, I'm Mason...blah-de-blah" and then they'd both turn a corner and there'd be another boy and girl who'd say "oh, we're Michael and Clementine" - see what I mean?4) We've Still No Idea What's Going OnI appreciate that this is probably the start of at least a trilogy, if not an even longer series, and that it would be a stupid idea to tell the readers everything in the first book. But I felt that there was so little given away in this novel that I came away at the end with nothing. We travel through the books with these characters, we witness earthquakes, murders, heartache... and in the end we remain entirely clueless as to what it's all about. You could have given us something!5) Casual MisogynyI had to mention this because I thought that it was the most in-my-face annoying fact about the novel. I was sick of hearing the female protagonists apologise by saying "sorry, I'm such a girl". All the time. One of them gets a bit teary and they're apologising for being a girl. And this novel was written by a woman! Come on ladies, KICK ASS! And if you want to cry, don't effin' apologise for it! Anyway, it could have been a lot better, that's for sure. But there is still potential here and I will wait and see what the sequel brings.Many thanks to Macmillan Children's Books for kindly providing a copy of this for review.. Dark Inside go inside Books Moments after several huge earthquakes shake every continent on Earth, something strange starts happening to some people An inner rage has been released and some people cannot fight it For those who can, life becomes an ongoing battle to survive at any cost. 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 few years she played in an alternative punk band called Missing Mile before moving to England where she received her MA from the prestigious Creative Writing graduate course at Bath Spa University Jeyn is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter An avid traveler, she s been around the world, most recently, teaching high school in South Korea A lover of animals, Jeyn volunteers regularly with helping abandoned and abused animals, especially cats.. Popular Book Dark Inside yesterday i was in a discussion with some dude about teen fiction, and why it is so damn compelling and why we were lately reading it to the exclusion of all other literature,despite our grown status, and his reason was because of the instant gratification of it - that the pacing is such that it can generally be read in one sitting and you want to keep reading it. and it doesn't mean that it is mindless, like a lot of adult page-turner fiction, but that it is frequently too exciting to stop reading. and i actually tend to be less indulgent with YA authors than adult authors, because if i feel they are trying to pull a fast one or get sloppy/lazy because of the age of their audience, i get pissed, so i am not just reading it without my critical faculties.i like to think of myself as a discriminating YA reader with a narrow focus. take your love stories and shove 'em. i don't care about your divorced parents or your worries over college or your love for some long-dead sparkle of a boy.i wanna see you survive.go on, survive for me.i am so glad we are still in the end times/dystopian phase of YA lit. there is so much to read, i can barely keep up! and then tommy goes and gives me ARCs and i swoon with pleasure.however. i will say that the pacing in this one really made me mad. i brought it to my jury duty, unread, thinking, i will probably be able to finish this before my servitude is over. and then i went and finished it with three hours left to go! fortunately, i brought a back-up book, but you try reading small-printed dense biography/history when the family feud is on in the background, a show which makes you stupider just by being in the same room as a television showing it. survey says: kill yourself.i had not noticed the television at all when reading dark inside. i even read through that promotional video they make you watch about the role and responsibility of the jurybad juror.this is like a YA version of david moody's hater and dog blood series. after a mighty earthquake, something is released that causes ordinary people to just start killin'. some people remain unaffected, and they are the hunted. can you tell who is a killer and who is not??um... sometimes.best be careful.there are so many great scenes in here, none of which i can talk about because they are better left to be discovered by a reader. there is one supremely ballsy scene in which a character does something selfish but understandable and many people suffer because of it that i hope does not get softened by anything in the sequel. if this were australian YA fiction, i would not even question it. american YA... it would be likely that somehow things would still turn out okay.canadian YA?? well, let's wait and see.i feel like this should have been much much longer; there's like a big game-changing situation that happens 3/4 of the way through, and this "turn" happened so late in the book that it seems cruel to make readers wait for another book right when things started changing!come on!i resent you, ARC, because first i have to wait for this book to come out for you regular folk (heh heh) and then i have to wait for a whole 'nother book before i can be satisfied. so for all my throes of excitement over the pacing of YA, it frequently just ruins my life. thankfully, there is a ton of the stuff out there. this one is just better than most.
Dark Inside Dark Inside, by Jeyn Roberts However, what Dark Inside fails to do is to make its grim and disturbing content actually matter There is little significance to be found when characters This book is a grim, violent, but mostly empty post apocalyptic novel that disappoints throughout. Dark Inside Roberts, Jeyn Books A fascinating blend between Matheson s I Am Legend and Collins s The Hunger Games, Dark Inside will engross readers from the first written words, leaving them captivated by strong, compelling characters as well as the savage, destructive world they have to survive. Dark Inside Book by Jeyn Roberts Official Publisher Cities are destroyed But something even awful is happening An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies Four teenagers must find a way to survive the aftermath of t Dark Inside By Jeyn Roberts Trade Paperback Hardcover eBook. The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis Jan , The Dark Inside is an incredibly difficult book to review without revealing the storyline that is a strange mix of contemporary and fantasy It follows the life of James, thirteen years old and still mourning the loss of a car accident which killed his mother. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts NOOK Book eBook Barnes Nov , A fascinating blend between Matheson s I Am Legend and Collins s The Hunger Games, Dark Inside will engross readers from the first written words, leaving them captivated by strong, compelling characters as well as the savage, destructive world they have to survive Told from split narrations, a sense of unity is established that furthers the plot considerably and brings urgency and Rage Within Dark Inside, by Jeyn Roberts Aug , In this apocalyptic sequel to Dark Inside 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 Save % on The Dark Inside Me on Steam The Dark Inside Me, is a very unique psychological horror adventure game from a horror movie director Akay Karaazmak, based on dynamic interactive scenario All Reviews Mixed % of the user reviews for this game are positive Release Date Jun , Developer The Inside Dark by James Hankins Acclaimed author, James Hankins returns following The Prettiest One with his latest edgy psychological crime thriller, with gruesome evil secrets of the past THE INSIDE DARK Psychologically rich, taut, fast paced suspense, with twists around every corner, Hawkins will The Dark Inside Me Psychological horror adventure game The Dark Inside Me is a psychological horror adventure game Game is definitely for adults The Dark Inside Me is not just horror game It has its own deep psychological side in it Its the combination of horror and drama The Dark Inside In the Dark of War A CIA Officer s Inside Account of the In the Dark of War is CIA officer Sarah M Carlson s first person, boots on the ground story of the chaos in Tripoli after the fall of Libya To experience the complex inner workings of an Embassy in crisis, its heroic and dedicated state department officers, is riveting.

  1. 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 few years she played in an alternative punk band called Missing Mile before moving to England where she received her MA from the prestigious Creative Writing graduate course at Bath Spa University Jeyn is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter An avid traveler, she s been around the world, most recently, teaching high school in South Korea A lover of animals, Jeyn volunteers regularly with helping abandoned and abused animals, especially cats.

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  1. yesterday i was in a discussion with some dude about teen fiction, and why it is so damn compelling and why we were lately reading it to the exclusion of all other literature,despite our grown status, and his reason was because of the instant gratification of it that the pacing is such that it can generally be read in one sitting and you want to keep reading it and it doesn t mean that it is mindless, like a lot of adult page turner fiction, but that it is frequently too exciting to stop reading [...]


  2. For me, what rescued Dark Inside from getting an extremely negative review was the fast paced action and adventure, weird creepiness and what Tatiana likes to call compulsive readability The book had many faults, which I will go into, and it was on the whole not a great work of dystopian fiction.Basically, there s this earthquake one day and suddenly people everywhere start acting weird becoming possessed by a violent rage, turning on their families and friends, searching the streets for new vic [...]


  3. 4.5 Stars.Update Fuck it, FIVE STARS THAT WAS FREAKING AMAZING.An earthquake has destroyed most of the world.Humans have been consumed by hatred and anger and have become the monsters that they truly are Surviving has never been this difficult We follow the perspectives of four kids Mason, whose mother has just died and he s fighting the madness inside of him.Aries, who was caught in the earthquake that killed her best friend but was saved by a mysterious stranger.Michael, narrowly avoiding deat [...]


  4. I was soooo disappointed in this book I love good, graphic novels where the blood is bloody, the bones are crunching, and the terror is terrifying The book started off with a natural disaster earthquake , some weird spooky supernatural stuff, and 4 protagonists that starred in our show, I mean book The 4 characters see some seriously creepy stuff and basically, they don t know whom to trust, were to go and what the hell is going on Great setup right Yup It was soooooooo good And then wellWash, r [...]


  5. An unsolicited Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.The world has had enough It wants to rid the earth of humans One day an earthquake rips across the world and causes mass casualties The enemy in this book is not vampires, werewolves, or ghosts It is the people themselves The Evil that creeps into each and every person s mind causes normal human beings to rip and tear their own flesh and blood.Each chapter [...]


  6. Well well, don t we have a bit of a stunner here I started DARK INSIDE without any expectation, but I ve been left completely surprised by just how wonderful this book is And hey, it s hell of a fast read Have I ever mentioned how much I love my fast paced reads They totally rock my world, and DARK INSIDE is no exception.After a series of earthquakes people completely turn on each other There is no regret, no remorse If the earthquakes haven t done you harm then these people will make sure they [...]


  7. The stranger smiled at her Humanity has found a cure to a disease they never new existed Dark Inside, Jeyn Roberts.My thoughts IntroductionLet us start off with the world building and the atmosphere of this book The atmosphere throughout this novel was crazily suspenseful The constant pressure among the characters in the book filled the atmosphere with suspense like I have said earlier, streams of tear jerking tears and a spark of romantic vibes All the atmosphere clung well together and that wa [...]


  8. Even after 30 years in the US, my parents still have a very strong accent when they speak English Eengrish I m able to interpret their pronunciations and grammar easily it since I grew up hearing it But throw another accent at me anything African, some European, or worst of all any kind of Asian accent other than Korean and I can t tell you what the heck is being said without some knitted brow concentration And I notice I end up replying back in a louder voice, as if that ll help I pfft myself.W [...]


  9. 3.5 starsHere s the thing about me and horror it s not so much the content as the source that bothers me Which is not to say I m not terrified by scary things, because I am Absurdly so But always in the back of my mind is the question where did this come from It has always been much disturbing for me to know that someone, somewhere, came up with whatever horrific scene is playing out on screen or on the page That even the most unrealistic scenrios were born in very real places, and the most hor [...]


  10. We would not go gentle into that good night 5 5Wow za.I haven t read many apocalyptic books in my time Frankly the prospect scares the hell out of me, so why would I want to read about it But I just happened across Dark Inside in my local bookshop and thought, why not It looks good, looks all action packed and has an awesome cover So I bought it.It was one of the best things I have ever bought.I have to start off by saying that this book is tense And I mean it You know when you re watching a hor [...]


  11. So, basically, Dark Inside is the scariest book I ve ever read and I now want to crawl into a hole and hide forever If you read Ashes by Ilsa J Bick, you will like this book and if you were one of those who thought Ashes would have been better had the second part not be so drastically different from the first part, you will freaking LOVE Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts Seriously.Okay, so, here s the deal there s five points of views Nothing who scares the crap out of me , Mason, Aries, Michael, and [...]


  12. This cover might have been cool without the giant floating eyes at the top The huge crack in the barren earth from the earthquakes, the hazy ruined city in the background, and the indistinct people walking all work with the story though it reminds me a little bit of the end of a music video , and I like the title rising up out of the fog, too Even though black veined eyes are a thing in the story, they don t really mesh here and are in fact really distracting Why are publishers so enad with clos [...]


  13. Without a second thought, I can say Dark Inside fits in only one category terrible book It has no plot, no point, no depth, no life It s entirely crushing for a reader like me who enjoys detailed plots, vibrant and relatable characters, and wild action Dark Insides promises all of these, but delivers on none I mean, come on It s about the apocalypse I read plenty of dystopian novels and all vaguely refer to some sort of end of the world happening but none disclose it Intensely excited, I picked [...]


  14. A brief synopsis of Dark Inside Something something survival something humanity is bad something something darkness and death something something evil something killers something something something.Yeah, it was basically a half assed, sloppy, boring, poorly written stock apocalypse novel So stale and uneventful, in fact, that I DNF d about 65% of the way through.


  15. I stayed up until 4 AM to finish it even though I knew it was Monday and I had to be at work in a few hours But I couldn t stop reading The book was fast paced, griping and eerie It s not a perfect book, I was pretty skeptical during the first few chapters, but after that I couldn t put it down I probably shouldn t have read it in the dark Kindle Paperwhite as it was much too creepy When I went to the bathroom I kept expecting something to jump at me from the shadows .


  16. So where to begin with this bookt off it s the first time I was sorry I went in totally blind on this book and didn t read the synopsis I am not a zombie apocalyptic movie or book kind of girl and this book was zombie like people In the end I ended up liking the book and wanting to see if anyone I liked died Now I have to see what happens in the next bookgg I hate my book OCD I thought this book would show my wimpy side but it wasn t as scary as I thought it would be.


  17. In a time when the YA market is so saturated with dystopia that it has all but become blase, Dark Inside offers a new and unique spin on the genre Though to be honest I don t even know if dystopia is the right descriptor to tag this with, but it s what the publisher called it so we ll go with that For starters, rather than set sometime in the future after the apocalyptic event, Dark Inside is a contemporary novel, set at the advent of the shift This is not a story that builds a new world out of [...]


  18. This book is a grim, violent, but mostly empty post apocalyptic novel that disappoints throughout.Because the narrative is split between 4 different points of view, the reader is forced to read the beginning of the novel 4 separate times Each narrative shows a different story with different characters, but each is equally grim and disturbing However, what Dark Inside fails to do is to make its grim and disturbing content actually matter There is little significance to be found when characters th [...]


  19. This book really dives into the action and had me on the edge of my seat, heart racing, from start to finish It really makes your think about kind of person you d be if the world was in an apocalyptic disarray and what you d do to survive, as it follows four different characters on their journeys.The book isn t sugar coated either, terrible things happen that I didn t guess that made it feel realistic and though I suspect a supernatural element to the baggers I think it really shows people can t [...]



  20. I absolutely loved this book, and it s not a genre I should readd I m going to tell you why.The Four POVs Yes I like them.It s sort of funny, I know a lot of people who read it, did not like the four POVs I feel a lot of it s sort of bias, though A few of them say, they instantly dislike it because it was four POVs That s not giving the book a fair chance.I dunno Maybe I m bias cuz I usually love books with multiple POVs.I feel as if I m reading four different stories weaved into one big book.Wh [...]


  21. Although I was tied up with other reading obligations, I bought Dark Inside after it came highly recommended by Christy s Love of Books I told myself I would NOT begin reading it until I had taken care of all the things on my to do list But then, I decided to take just one little peek to see how it started out Before I knew it, I was turning the last page and scrambling to buy book two, Rage Within This is not a read a little here and there kind of book This book consumed me, and I still haven t [...]


  22. Dark Inside was a fantastic yet disturbing read Although I shouldn t judge books by their cover, it looked a bit boy orientated which I found a little peturbing after finding Gone disappointing The story was interesting and easy to follow Right from the beginning, I was thrown into a world that had been completely shaken up by an earthquake and the consequent turning of a group of humans into zombies This is my first zombie novel and it surprised me how much I liked it The zombies weren t descri [...]


  23. The reviews for this are WRONG Well, not wrong but they mislead me a little.See, all the reviews that I ve read from people that I follow, are negative They made me put off reading this book for a DAMN YEAR which was such a huge mistake Especially since it was only 1 when I actually bought it.Turns out, this book kicks ass I mean sure, I get where those negative reviews are coming from There are some faults with this book I m not denying that in the slightest However, in my opinion, it definitel [...]




  24. 2.5 stars Dark Inside and I got off to such a good start It s the kind of book that I have a great love hate relationship with the premise is so chilling and frightening but in an addictive, fast paced way, but, like most people, I m terrified of something so huge and inexplicable happening to my friends and family on a mass scale In the opening chapters, Dead Inside lived up to its potential, with a hurtling, nauseous description of the four main characters getting into accidents, having their [...]


  25. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog Dark Inside was a number of firsts for me It was the first zombieish esque apocalyptic novel I ve read It was the first horror novel I ve ever willingly completed I gave Stephen King a try when younger I think my delusional line of thought was go big or go home I guess you could say I went home but I digress This is also the first time in a long time that I have enjoyed being scared and disturbed so much Unfortunately, all is not perfect in Ms Roberts ta [...]


  26. 4.5 starsI went into this book knowing barely anything and ended up really loving it If you like a fast pace, post apocalyptic read you should definitely pick this book up In this version of the apocalypse, after several earthquakes people start going crazy, driven mad by some kind of inner rage that makes them attack and kill other people They re not zombies, but sometimes they resemble them Nobody knows why they turned into these monsters , and you never know who s gonna be next.Dark Inside te [...]


  27. 4.5 stars A great zombie series I adore zombie books, and this was a great example of it done well It had that edge of your seat suspense, so much action, and a good range characters that you really feel for Definitely an enjoyable new series that I would recommend to all.


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