Monday, 9 August 2010

Alone #1 Chasers by James Phelan

I'm still not sure about this one. The beginning didn't grab me, but I kept going to see what the disaster was going to be.
I love a good disaster/apocalyptic story and the disaster that occurs in Alone: Chasers is pretty catastrophic and dramatic. 

However the pace throughout was very slow and I struggled to engage with the characters. I found myself skimming through the pages to find the hook or the point to the story.

It didn't happen until the last chapter...it was a long wait, but it was a beauty! I didn't see it coming & there was an elegant simplicity to the twist that I enjoyed. Will it be enough to make me read #2 Survivor? Stay posted...

1 comment:

  1. Chasers left me with an empty feeling. I didn’t like the book, but didn’t dislike it either. First off, the characters fell flat for me. Two of them I liked, but the rest felt out of place or were just not interesting. There was a lot of running and talking in this novel. I thought that there would be some serious zombie (vampire?) action, but there wasn’t and that left me a little irritated. The zombies were thirsty for ANYTHING. Blood is a liquid; therefore, I believe they should be called zombie vampires. The concept was cool and weird at the same time. The plot was very slow and a tad boring at some parts. I started to skim some pages and it still kind of bored me.

    regards,
    irene of Litecubes

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