Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
First there was DARK INSIDE, now there is RAGE WITHIN – this heart-stopping saga of rage, hope and survival continues. Are you ready to face the unknown?
After the earthquakes came the infectious rage, turning friends into deadly enemies. For survivors Michael, Aries, Mason and Clementine the battle to stay alive is about to get even tougher. The new world is organising itself, with camps that promise protection for the uninfected. But the reality of the sites is far more sinister. Besides, nobody is safe from the rage within their own soul . . .
For fans of GONE, or 28 DAYS LATER – Rage Within is the compulsive, page-turning read of the summer.
Jeyn Roberts grew up in Saskatoon, Canada. She started writing at an early age, but when she was twenty-one she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star. For the next several years she played in an alternative/punk band called Missing Mile. A former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier, tree planter—Jeyn graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. Shortly afterwards, she moved to England, where she received her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. An avid traveller, she’s been around the world, including teaching in a high school in South Korea and writing novels in her flat in Vancouver. DARK INSIDE was her first book to be published.
When Mason was eleven, he fell off his BMX and fractured his collar bone. But he didn’t tell his mother for three days. He’d been down at the bike track, a place he wasn’t supposed to be since it was halfway across town. For three days, Mason managed to keep his injury secret by doing as little as possible. But on the final day, Mom woke him up, announcing it was Saturday and they were going to clean the shed. For two hours, Mason helped move boxes until he finally couldn’t ignore the pain. When Mom handed him a garden hose, he promptly took it in his hands and passed out, hitting his head against the lawnmower on the way down. He was rushed to the hospital where the secret finally came out. Thankfully, Mom felt he’d been punished enough.
The four survivors: Aries, Mason, Michael and Clementine are still reeling after the goings on at the end of Dark Inside, but at least they have all managed to stay together. Things step up a notch and everything becomes far tougher for the foursome. Clementine is still searching for her brother, Heath, with a helping hand from trusty Michael. Aries is leading a group of survivors with Mason at her right hand, even though she still sneaks off to see the dangerously addictive, Daniel. Camps are being set up for uninfected survivors, although they are not all they seem and definitely too good to be true.
When the group are forced apart Aries being the leader is forced into action, a rescue mission, which could just as easily end up as a suicide mission for everyone! Will they make it in and out alive? Will Aries be able to rescue everyone? Can they hide from the darkness inside and the rage within their souls?
Well the ending is another explosive one and it has left off with another ton of unanswered questions. I seriously cannot praise Rage Within enough, it is simply awesome! If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading the seriously intense Dark Inside yet, then what are you waiting for? 🙂
*Special thanks to Macmillan for the review copy & for asking me to be part of this tour*
A big 5/5 Stars