Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Series: Blackout #1
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Laura and Alec are trained terrorists.
Jack and Aubrey are high school students.
There was no reason for them to ever meet.
But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.
Oh BLACKOUT, BLACKOUT, BLACKOUT. I can’t say I had high expectations going into this book, but I can’t help but feel really disappointed because I did want to enjoy you, especially in the midst of my reading slump.
I believe I mentioned this in one of my other reviews but at the risk of sounding repetitive, there is not much that will make me put down a book but one huge reason is when it is Just Plain Boring. And repetitive
with somewhat useless information.
So. BLACKOUT starts with some action, to lure the readers in with the promise of something to come, but falls short very soon after. Which is pretty bad because the book is kind of long.
The thing is, the first one hundred and fifty pages were filled with what we have already been told in the synopsis. Isn’t that kind of there so we don’t have to go through and rehash all that?
Oh, and don’t forget one key thing “There was no reason for them to ever meet.” And, one hundred and fifty pages in-they still hadn’t. I just don’t get it.
My point here is, if you can stand a very slow, somewhat bland plot-although it is one with above average writing-go for it. Although I have to say if you want a plot like this that is a for sure go, check out The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.