#PBwkendread Review: Rage Within (Dark Inside #2) by Jeyn Roberts
Title: Rage Within (Dark Inside #2)
Author: Jeyn Roberts
Published: Sep. 4, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers
Genre: YA, Teens
Review: Paperback from Library
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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.
I believe I enjoyed this book more than the first one in a way. The characters really seem to have grown a whole lot more. With Rage Within we get to see how life was for each of the characters before the Baggers came and now three months after the earthquake has hit. We still have the 5 P.O.V.'s and for me it still worked. We finally get to meet a character though he doesn't have his own chapter it is more along the lines of he is in the chapter of Mason's where you can tell he is up to no good.
There is action and we finally get to see the humans fight back in some way before it was a lot of running and hiding. Even though in this book they are still hiding they are learning that they need to start fighting back or all will be lost.
Aries is still a strong leader and has a lot going on around her. How she keeps going without losing her mind I have no clue but she does it well.
They end up losing people, having people trick them and then a surprise person is saved at the end. I thought all hope was lost on this character as he was okay with being left behind.
We are introduced to new characters that come into the lives of Micheal, Aries, Mason, and Clementine, we also get a few chapters of the mysterious p.o.v. Nothing.
Also with this story we get to learn a bit more about how people have turned into the baggers but there is still some mystery surrounding it.
I think the only issue I had with the book was the love triangle or square going on. Aries in book one had feelings for Jack, now she loves Jack like a brother. Aries also has feelings for Mason and Daniel until something happens between her and Daniel.
Also what happened to have have Joy and Jack have a relationship? I feel in stories that are suppose to be the end of the world if you are going to have romance or crushes happening then you have to have them go throughout the story you just can not have them pop in out of the blue. It leaves you wondering when did the affections start.
Overall enjoyable book I found myself reading non stop with this one, I hope there is a book three as I want to know what is going to happen with Mr. Leon and the baggers. Will Mason succumb to the darkness or see the light? What is up with Aries being on the radar of the baggers?
So many questions that I need book three.
Jeyn Roberts (pronounced Jen - the Y is silent)grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and started writing at an early age, having her first story published when she was 16 in a middle-grade anthology called LET ME TELL YOU.
When she was 21, she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. For the next few years she played in an alternative/punk band called Missing Mile before moving to England where she received her MA from the prestigious Creative Writing graduate course at Bath Spa University. Jeyn is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter.
An avid traveler, she’s been around the world, most recently, teaching high school in South Korea.
A lover of animals, Jeyn volunteers regularly with helping abandoned and abused animals, especially cats.