Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review: Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1)Title: Dark Inside
Author:  Jeyn Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publishing Date: November 1st 2011
Pages: 329
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian, Post Apacolyptic
Series: Dark Inside #1
Source: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary

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 more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.

Mason’s mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.

Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.


I really enjoyed this book.  It’s another dystopian and another post apocalyptic but still different then what is out there. 

The story starts off flashing between multiple key characters, Mason, Aries, Clementine, Michael,  as they try and survive the events all around them.  The characters end up intertwining at different times of the book.  All the characters are strong, determined, and find  it within themselves to keep fighting as their world crashes. They watch as love become violent and strangers are crazier than normal. It is a fight to survive, but for what? 

The story drew me in from the beginning and quickly became a page turner for me. The author did a great job in conveying all the emotions of these characters. The fear, confusion, and hope felt real as I read their stories. I felt myself quietly encouraging the characters to keep moving, don’t lose hope, stay away from that door, and keep away from all strangers. The only downside of this book for me was the end. There wasn’t a conclusion and I still don’t know why everyone is going crazy…. But I found out, there is hope, another book is on the way, which I will pick up as soon as it comes out.



  1. This sounds super interesting. I like the premise of people just going crazy, totally adding it to my tbr pile.

  2. I've read this book. It is by far my favourate. Jeyn Roberts is an amazing author.


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