The other day, I had the immense pleasure of getting and reading the Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of Dark Inside, the debut YA dystopian novel by Jeyn Roberts.
Told through alternating points of view of 4 teens, Dark Inside tells the story of the earth revolting against humanity and the catastrophic consequences that result from this.
Dark Inside is a haunting depiction of humanity’s potential, for both good and evil. The story explodes right on the first page and keeps you within its grips, as the teens struggle to survive, till the very last page.
I absolutely loved it. It will probably get compared to Hunger Games, which every YA dystopian novel does these days, but its very different. The Canadian landscape is one thing that differentiates it, as well the voices of the 4 main characters, who prove that good and evil lie in all of us. I found myself thoroughly creeped out a few times, and finished the book 2 days after I started, tearing through it try to get to the end.
Even though its not out for awhile (November 2011), keep your eyes open for this one!
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Thanks for reading,