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Blog Tour: ‘Rage Within’ by Jeyn Roberts Review, Character Interview and Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘Rage Within’ by Jeyn Roberts Review, Character Interview and Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Rage Within’ by Jeyn Roberts Review, Character Interview and GiveawayRage Within by Jeyn Roberts
Series: Dark Inside #2
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on September 4th, 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: blog tours
Goodreads
five-stars
In this apocalyptic sequel to Dark Inside’s “well-balanced, realistic suspense” (Kirkus Reviews), four teens continue the struggle for survival as they face a world gone mad.

Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael have survived the first wave of the apocalypse that wiped out most of the world’s population, and turned many of the rest into murderous Baggers. Now, they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver with a ragtag group of surviving teens, and trying to figure out their next move.

Aries is trying to lead, but it’s hard to be a leader when there are no easy answers, and every move feels wrong. Clementine is desperate to find her brother Heath, but it’s impossible to know where he’d be, even if he is still alive. Michael is still haunted by the memories of his actions during his harrowing struggle to survive. And Mason is struggling with something far worse: the fear that he may be a danger to his friends.

As the Baggers begin to create a new world order, Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael will have to trust and rely on each other in order to survive.

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review

I had high expectations for this one and I’m super glad all of them were met. The pacing is fast and the tone is creeptastic. Sprinkled in every few chapters is the viewpoint of Nothing. This is the evil that resides in all the Baggers. It raises a lot of questions as to what or who it is. The characters know just as little as we do, so it’s safe to say that I can’t wait to bring until that evil is brought down for good. I want a happy ending. I want everything to go back to normal for these characters. They deserve it. I still can’t believe how creepy the “evil”‘s thoughts are. I had goose bumps just reading some of its entries.

I rather enjoyed the four different viewpoints in this book. Everyone has a story to tell. Each with their own horrors and secrets, and I wish more books did this. Mason’s view was so much more interesting this time around. He battles a lot with himself and his hold on his sanity and you feel like you should do something about it to help him. Aries is the one character that I identify with the most. She’s a leader and being one has its consequences. She has to weigh the options of each of their decisions and make sure they’re the right ones. They don’t always go as planned that’s for sure. Clementine is still as determined as ever to save her brother Heath, and I rather loved that about her. People lose hope in a post-apocalyptic world, but she holds on to the positive and it moves her further ahead. Michael on the other hand, is still the coward I think he is. Although, I liked him better in this book. He redeemed himself for the better.

A hodge podge of plot twists and turns,, characters losing their marbles, betrayals and alliances breaking and forging all within Vancouver’s city streets. I love her writing style. There’s not a thing to be missed or added and that is why I’ve given it a five star rating. She’s done it again and I rather can’t wait until the last book.


quotes

I used to love my things so much. I couldn’t live without them. Today I looked at it all and I hated it.

character interview with Aries

How does it feel to be the leader, the one taking charge?

I hate it! Ok, no, I don’t hate it. But I wish I didn’t have to be the one in charge. It’s so hard to keep the group happy. Everyone has different opinions and they fight and I’ve got to be the one to make sure no one kills each other. You should see the way they argue over the last cup of instant coffee. I thought Clementine was going to drop kick Colin out the door.

Do you think your decisions as a leader are always the right ones?

Oh, god no. I always second guess myself. All the bloody time! It’s really hard knowing that one wrong move could get everyone killed. I don’t sleep a lot anymore, there’s just too many things going on inside my mind. And every now and then I just have to sneak out to get a break.

How has this whole ordeal affected you emotionally?

Most of the time I’m ok but some days are harder than others. Sometimes I just want to curl up in a ball and cry. But who has time to do that? That’s the nice thing about being so busy. I’ve got too many others to worry about than my own emotions.

What is the one thing that frightens you the most? Why?

Losing them all. What if I make a bad decision and everyone dies? They all look up to me. What if I do the one thing that gets everyone captured? I’m not sure I could deal with that. Everyone’s lost so many loved ones. Now that we’re a family (yes, I consider our small group a family), I will do everything I can to keep them all together.

If you could have said one last thing to your loved ones, what would it be?

I love you. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. I will see you again one day in the great beyond.

Do you think there’s hope for the future? Why or why not?

Yes, there is always hope. Maybe this generation will have it hard but our fight will ensure that the next won’t live in fear of the Baggers. I totally believe that everything we do will make a change. The Baggers may think they’re tough, but we’re stronger cause we’ve got each other. We’ve got love. And that’s more powerful than hate if you ask me.


contest giveaway

Rules and Regulations

  • Ends on Sunday, September 9th, 2012
  • Must be 13 years old or older
  • Canadian residents only
  • The publisher will be responsible for shipping your prize
  • Winners have 48 hours to reply


tour schedule

Aug 27 – Blog tour kick off at yasimon.ca
Aug 28 – Lost in the Library blog – Q&A with Clementine
Aug 29 – Escaping One Book at a Time blog – Q&A with Michael
Aug 30 – The Bursting Bookshelf – Q&A with Mason


rating

5/5

five-stars

5 Comments

  1. Levina G

    September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Hi,

    I accidentally entered this contest and realized this was for Canadians — sorry! Was too excited when saw it was for Rage Within =)

    Please ignore my 3 entries – thanks! Levina

  2. Piero Giorno

    September 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Sounds like a very interesting, and intense read. Please add my name to this great giveaway.

  3. Paige

    September 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    I really want this book!! I love the story and it’s well written! Really hope I win!!

  4. Amanda Jackson

    September 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    I want to read this book so bad, I loved the Dark Inside, it was super creepy but in an awesome way

  5. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    August 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    I love character interviews 🙂 It’s always fun to see how the character feels about everything.

    I’m glad this one met your expectations, it sounds pretty creepy and like it would be a good read.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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