I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Alone #1
Published by K-Teen on October 30th, 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
One Destroyed City.
Jesse is on a UN Youth Ambassadors camp in New York when his subway carriage is rocked by an explosion. Jesse and his three friends, Dave, Mini and Anna, crawl out from the wreckage to discover a city in chaos.
Streets are deserted. Buildings are in ruins. Worse, the only other survivors seem to be infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predators…
Outnumbered. No sign of life. Just them. And you… ALONE.
While Jesse is on a field trip to the UN with his new found friends, American Dave, Taiwanese Mini, and British Anna, the subway he was riding explodes. They all survive and decide to head out of the subway tunnels to get help. What they find is a world in utter chaos. Bodies burning everywhere, and the ones who are alive seem to be…thirsty. Thirsty for any liquid drink but most of all the desire for human blood.
Now, the plot for this book isn’t trying to find out how the virus happened and stopping it. It’s about survival in its most simplest form. It’s an every day recount of how Jesse and his friends try to survive and if it wasn’t for that massive twist in the end, I would have rated this 2 out of 5. I get how incredibly mundane a world would be without technology, food or even normal people going about their daily lives, but what I wanted was action. The title alone is a verb AND a noun so why couldn’t there be more of both? sighs This book had a lot of potential. It was an interesting take on the zombie-apocalypse, yet it fell flat and downright boring. I was so bored, I almost stopped reading it. Alas, I have a stubborn personally and kept plowing through, even though it bored me to tears.
That ending was definitely new. I did not see that coming. What a twist! At least I was satisfied with the ending and I didn’t feel it was a waste of time.
Good, but I wanted to know more.
Stop and go at times, but it was pretty good enough to keep going.
Good and completely targets the target audience which is boys.
Great plot, but I wanted more..
Overall, I suggest skipping this one, but if you like twist endings, then go for it!