Dark Inside

Dark Inside

Book - 2011
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After tremendous earthquakes destroy the Earth's major cities, an ancient evil emerges, turning ordinary people into hunters, killers, and insane monsters, but a small group of teens comes together in a fight for survival and safety.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2011
ISBN: 9781442423510
144242351X
Branch Call Number: FIC Robe
Characteristics: 327 p. ; 22 cm

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SCL_Justin Jul 13, 2018

Dark Inside is Jeyn Roberts’ multi-perspective YA novel about a kind of apocalyptic event that happens after a huge earthquake hits North America’s west coast. Cities are destroyed, yes, but a kind of evil is unleashed, not just at the earthquake site but in everyone’s souls. The book follows a scattered bunch of teenagers as they try to deal with the end of the world.

The book feels like a zombie book, since everyone aside from our protagonists has changed into bloodthirsty terrible murderers, but they haven’t gone brainless, just embraced their inner evil. This evil inside everyone is left pretty nebulous, as is the reason why the characters we’re following are spared it. The people who have turned (so most of the population) are terrible and terrifying, and some of the scenes are pretty intense. It would make for the kind of movie I couldn’t really watch, myself.

The teens are all eventually converging on Vancouver for various reasons (looking for a lost brother, keeping a promise to someone met on the road from Saskatoon, that kind of thing) and there are plenty of good scenes on the way. People feel survivor guilt and show survival skills and all in all it’s pretty good. And props to the book having interesting First Nations characters who didn’t feel like stereotypes. They weren’t the main characters but they were there, doing stuff like the rest of the kids with their own specific problems and issues.

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anniethecat
Feb 21, 2015

Scary as @#^!*&,
and wonderful at the same time!
Good read.

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ksaldanha
Nov 07, 2013

loved this book

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mcbride21
Oct 21, 2013

This book was a quick read for me, it was pretty good...will definitely be reading the next one to find out what happens..

dark inside was really well written, but it did get slightly confusing with the different characters, but that made it interesting, i would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a suspenseful horror or if they want something with zombies in it. even thou (spoiler alert?) there not actually zombies unless you consider evil cannibalistic people who seem to have lost their minds zombies. i would give this a...8/10 and im planning on reading the next book (rage within i think?) and im hoping to find/read more about the nothing. ( i loved reading the nothing parts, they sent chills up and done my spine. (sorry if the last bit didn't make sense, if you haven't read it, but you should read it and then you'll understand

_BehindBlueEyes Apr 25, 2013

I liked this book. It's not my favourite, but it's a good read for almost everyone.

qwertyuiop12 Apr 17, 2013

this book is great for those who love zombie books

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Bookchild
Mar 27, 2013

I LOVED this book! It's so suspenseful that I couldn't stop thinking about it until a while after I had finished reading it. It's scary, humorous, dramatic and believable. SPOILER ALERT! Not all the characters are flawless heroes,making it feel truly real. Read it, read it, read it!

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RavenousGirl1
Mar 25, 2013

Book gets you hooked. Very suspenseful, and good describing.
What I'm, wondering is why don't they have rage within yet? The second book to this, and obviously there is going to be a third book, due to the ending of the second. I bought rage within in book stores in January, so you think epl would at least have it on order. Both are great books.

Dubbadee123 Feb 07, 2013

i am at page 57 and i truly am hooked, the writing style is incredible and the emtions they feel really drag you in.

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Andesite Dec 18, 2011

Violence: This is basically the entire book.

Andesite Dec 18, 2011

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This also happens many times.

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