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 been able to think about anything else. It is exciting and thought-provoking and will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about humanity.
Dark Inside is the gripping journey of four teens separately vying to stay alive in the disorder and chaos of the world that once was, eventually leading them to one another, unifying them in their fight for survival.
I love multiple POV’s, but this is probably my favorite example of how brilliantly multiple perspectives can be written. There are four main voices in Dark Inside: Michael, Mason, Aries and Clementine; and, for the first time while reading a book, I have a hard time choosing a favorite character because they are all so incredible.
The chilling voice of “Nothing” is a particular point of view that left me with goosebumps and more suspicions than I could count:
“They know we’re here. They’re coming for us.
What lies beneath has pushed its way to the surface once again.
Time to get away while there is still air left in our lungs.
But they will still come.”
And, although I included this particular quote in my Teaser Tuesday last week, it is worthy of another mention:
“I want to stop. I want someone to help me. Help me, before I kill her.”
Feel those little hairs standing up on the back of your neck? Darlings, I haven’t even scratched the surface.
Amazing writing; wonderful, mesmerizing characters; and an unbelievably intense and thrilling ride have made Dark Inside my favorite post-apocalyptic read this year.
“We carved our names in the fallen tree. Our tiny mark.
Our proof that we still desired life.
We would not go gently into that great night.”
Now, I really must fulfill some of those obligations before I begin Rage Within. Well… maybe just one little peek…