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by Robin Wasserman
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YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 9 years ago
Like reading Dean Koontz or Steven King? Robin Wasserman's, The Waking Dark, is 100% your type of book. It's dark, it's gritty, violent, and graphic. I'm shocked it isn't talked about more just because of the material within. The killing night happens. Killing twelve people in one day in small tow...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 9 years ago
Holy YA Batman. Seriously. The Waking Dark absolutely blew me away. Those of you who were following along with me as I read might have noticed it took me a while to finish. Trust me when I say that it's not because this book isn't fantastic, because it absolutely is. I'll explain more below, but let...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 9 years ago
When I first saw reviews of The Waking Dark popping up, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. Horror is (perhaps obviously) one of my favourite genres, and I like them dark, spooky and intense.The Waking Dark jumps straight into the story - jumping through the stories of the teens on the 'killing...
Chapter by Chapter
Chapter by Chapter rated it 9 years ago
When I found out I would get to read The Waking Dark by author Robin Wasserman I was excited. And I mean really excited. I only read the description of the novel and that was all it took for me to be ready to kill somebody if it meant getting to experience this book. S I admit, I didnot expect The W...
In Libris Veritas
In Libris Veritas rated it 9 years ago
Source: Knopf Books/Netgalley – I received this in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation. Publisher: Knopf Books Series: - Edition: eARC, 464 pages Genre: Young Adult Horror Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository* *I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purc...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it 9 years ago
Hm. Some sharp bits--as karen says, there's a Game-of-Thronesy willingness to heap abuse upon or nastily dispatch major characters. I think I'd have loved it at age 13, 'though at age *cough cough mumble* I found it a bit overstuffed with adolescents, as much John Hughes as John Carpenter. And I ...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it 9 years ago
Names have power; to name something is to domesticate it, or to try. Naming a tornado would be like naming a shadow. What happened in Oleander that day was simply the storm. A cloud that faded back into sky before it had a chance to enjoy what it had wrought. There are a lot of books that toss abo...
isamlq rated it 9 years ago
I think it was Jackman in some interview- Yes, he is valid authority. Wolverine’s abs say so! – who made a distinction between two types of horror in film: the one that’s a bit like Saw, where death is a forgone conclusion and all that’s left to imagine is how bloody/ gory things can get. An odd a...
AH@BadassBookReviews rated it 9 years ago
Whoa! What a way to start a book! A bloody multiple murder in a convenience store in a small Kansas town (what is it about these small Midwestern towns?) starts a chain of events that only get amplified by a huge F5 tornado that rips through the town. What follows can only be described as murder, ma...
The Starry-Eyed Revue
The Starry-Eyed Revue rated it 9 years ago
So, I should have taken it to heart when others were comparing this novel to Stephen King's works. I tried to read Needful Things years ago when my sister offered it to me, and I only got halfway through before giving up. Still, that's quite an attempt, considering the book is nearly 800 pages lon...
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