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by Isla Morley
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Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 4 years ago
I received a copy of Above from the publisher in return for an honest review.After reading the blurb for Above I was really intrigued and looking forwards to reading and although I enjoyed it to start with, it lost me just after the half way mark. The first half of the book held my attention. The st...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it 4 years ago
The good news: I read it in pretty much one sitting today so it is very gripping.The bad news: Thought the end was a let down,also this is as well, a book of two halves and I found the second half a bit disappointing although I can see what the author was trying to do.The kidnap plot/sub theme was f...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 4 years ago
Above is not a typical abduction novel. It veers into the dystopian realm towards the end, forcing a reader to reevaluate one’s feelings about Blythe and her entire captivity. In spite of this though, the dichotomy between the strong feelings of loathing and terror one feels on Blythe’s behalf in th...
Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it 4 years ago
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.Imagine you're a teenage girl who's kidnapped by a crazy doomsday prepper and held in a converted missile silo for 17 years. Now imagine you escape with your son who was born in captivity, only to find out that the...
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it 4 years ago
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley for an honest review. The story starts with Blythe, a teenager, being kidnapped by a survivalist librarian and stuffed in an underground missile silo. She is never found and lives with this crazy man who eventually joins her in living in the silo. She...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 4 years ago
The synopsis for Above was pretty much an instant sell for me - along with the cover that I think it all kinds of awesome, I knew that I had to read this book. Although I tried to ignore the comparison to Room and The Lovely Bones because comparisons rarely work for me personally, having loved Room...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
Dobbs is an extreme Prepper. You know the individuals, the ones who prepare for worse case scenarios; storing up weapons, water and supplies believing that when these events strike they will survive, well Dobbs was excessive. The missile silo was perfect to contain his valued possessions and after...
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