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review 2016-08-05 18:19
The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts
The Bodies We Wear - Jeyn Roberts

Basically, The Bodies We Wear revolves around the idea of the drug world and a girl hell bent on getting revenge for what happened to her.

I really liked the beginning of this book, but as I got towards the middle and the end, just the basis of this story began to drag on and every time I’d look at what the characters were saying, I’d just feel bored.

I understand that Faye is a conflicted character and I even respect that—considering what she’s been through, she should be entitled to make a decision that she thinks is going to bring her out of her dark thoughts—but I just stopped connecting with her after that Chael stuff. And I also thought that she was being an ungrateful brat to Gazer.


Especially the scene with Jesse making her fight was so dumb. She could’ve easily denied and prevented whatever happened, even though she knew how much Gazer struggled to get her through school.

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Although the premise was great, the story just ended up stretching out too much for me, and the ending felt very convenient and anticlimactic just for the sake of wrapping up the book. I didn’t hate the book, it was pretty okay but just the ending was disappointing.

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review 2015-08-05 20:13
#PaperbackFriday Rage Within
Rage Within - Jeyn Roberts

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.

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review 2015-08-04 15:25
Review: Dark Inside
Dark Inside - Jeyn Roberts

I actually saw book two before this one and when I noticed that there was a book one I had to get them both to read. I didn't even read the synopsis to see if the book was going to be up my alley I just went with the cover. 

Now normally a book like this I devour within a day or two, not sure if it was because I could easily put the book down or if it was because I had a busy weekend and hardly no time to read but it took me from Friday until today (Tuesday) to finish it. 

This story is told from 5 different P.O.V.'s which for me I don't really like as sometimes it gets confusing but I can say with this one I was okay with it. I was able to keep the characters apart and it all came together. The fifth point of view is from Nothing.  

Everything is fine one day that is until and earthquake hits and then some folks start going on a crazy murdering rampage. Those that have not been affected are running and hiding trying not to let the people who we later learn are being called Baggers find them and kill them. 

Four people all come together in the end but they each struggle to survive until the end somehow fate is bringing them all together. It seems everyone has a darkness inside of them but some it effects more than others this is the difference between the Baggers and normal people.

I wish there was some background as to why this happened was it from the earthquake? Was it from something in the air? I guess the mystery behind it is that it happened with no warning so to speak. 

Now the book does become a lot of running, hiding trying not to let the Baggers find you. There are some fighting scenes but nothing too major.

Each character has something about them that makes you remember them in some way. Aries seems to be a strong leader even though it weighs on her.

Mason is trying to keep the darkness at bay though he doesn't truly understand what the darkness is.

Michael I hate to say it but seems like a coward he runs instead of helping those around him.

Clementine I haven't pegged her personality as of yet, she comes into play when her family ends up dying all but her brother Heath. She is on a mission to find him.  

We all know that these characters will meet up but it is a matter of when and what will happen. With each chapter being a different person we see what they are going through at a certain time, how they see the world and what they are thinking. 

I plan on reading book two as I want to follow this group to see if they are going to continue to survive or will they be captured? Will we get an answer to what caused people to turn into killers?

I only hope with book two there is more action and not just a lot of running and hiding.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-06-23 00:00
The Bodies We Wear
The Bodies We Wear - Jeyn Roberts This book was not spectacular. Honestly, now that I'm finished with it, I doubt I'll remember much of it. Basically, a girl who thinks she's oh so special has a six year pity party. Then, she realizes she's not special. I don't know why, but this book just didn't do it for me. Maybe its because the main character was so bullheaded that I couldn't relate to her. Whatever it was, it's probably about a three star book, as even though I really didn't like it, it was an average read.
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review 2014-12-31 00:00
Rage Within
Rage Within - Jeyn Roberts This review will be vague and without spoilers.

I hated it..then loved it..hated it once more, and then loved it again. Okay, love is a rather strong word, but I did like it.

This book had me all mixed up. The tone was much different in Rage Within than with Dark Inside. Dark Inside was gritty, exciting and scary. Rage Within seemed to be more focused on the characters, which included an unfortunate love triangle.

Yes, you heard right. A love triangle in a horror novel where the world is ending due to people turning into psycho murderers. Oh, that makes sense. No, just no.


People were still ravenous murderers, but the overall tone seemed more light-hearted when compared to book 1. There was a good amount of teenage drama and it just seemed a little off to me. This works in other books, but for me, it just didn't work in this one. Who has time for teenage drama when there are raging psycho's murdering the entire population? I would think ones main objective would be to stay alive...but well...I guess that's just me.


This book was not what I expected.

Even after the issues listed above, I still enjoyed Rage Within and Dark Inside has been one of my favorite books of the year. I would highly recommend reading Dark Inside (the first book) to anyone (as long as violence doesn't bother you). I can't say that I would recommend reading Rage Within, but you'll most likely read it anyway if you read Dark Inside. And who knows, you may love it.

Do know that this book did not wrap up the series. I was not satisfied with the ending because it was left open for another book. I don't even know if this author plans on continuing this series. It has been years and still no mention of a book in the works (or at least that I have seen). If anyone knows anything different, inquiring minds want need to know.
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