Fury Rising is the last book in the Dark Inside series by Jeyn Roberts.
I wasn’t too happy about the series coming to an end because the books turned out to be amazing reads. Of course, the ongoing horror for the characters had to stop at some point, but for me, reading from the safety of my couch, I wanted more and more.
I loved the level up of terror in the book and getting introduced to a horror much greater than what you’ve gotten used to in the first two books.
Absolutely loved this post-apocalyptic series and an absolute recommend for everyone who loves zombie/end of the world combinations.
Also, please make this series into a TV series, PLEASE!
DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.
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Nine months after the earthquakes destroyed the world and the Baggers took over, Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael must fight their fiercest battle yet.
As a new wave of horror takes over the streets, the Ferals, the group of teenagers must welcome their enemies as their allies in order to survive.
The Ferals don’t care about anyone in their path, and will kill even their own kind.
There are survivors being help captive at the Plaza of Nations by the Baggers. Their leader, Leon, a monster of his kind needs help from the group of teenagers, but at what cost to them?
They don’t know if they can trust him but they are out of options if they are going to survive the Ferals and the terror they bring with them.
Trust no one. Trust nothing.
The book has a fast pace with little time to take in a breath of air because there’s just no time to breathe!
Mason’s inner struggles are becoming more real and threatening to hit the surface but thankfully he has distractions, good ones, to keep him grounded and focused on staying sane.
I feel for Aries so much! It’s not easy being a leader, especially when you didn’t actually choose to be one but found yourself as one thanks to a few brave actions and decisions. She tries so hard to keep everyone safe and make the right choices and unfortunately not all decisions have good outcomes and sacrifices must be made for the greater good.
I both loved and hated that the author decided to kill off some of the characters I liked. I mean, I liked them A LOT! It was a brave decision on her part, but a smart one because it really sealed the emotional connection to the book.
Clementine and Michael FINALLY get together and make such a cute couple despite the world ending and death surrounding them all the time, but man was I mad when the author decided to destroy the perfect bubble she had built around them. I just hated that part so much! It’s probably one of the things I hated the most from the book, but it didn’t affect my rating of the book. Heartbreak just adds to the tension.
The big reveal about Daniel is here! About who he is and why he keeps playing hide and seek with the group, and pulling on Aries’ heartstrings, even though she might have her eyes set on Mason, and vice versa. I wasn’t too happy to see the start of the love triangle, and honestly as cool as Mason is, I just didn’t was something starting up and ruining the confusing yet anticipated attraction between Daniel and Aries. I liked Daniel way more in the books, and he’s so much more interesting than Mason, although Mason also had some great characteristics that beat Daniel.
One character I couldn’t care for, and haven’t since being introduced to him in Dark Inside was Colin, and his exit from the series, drew no emotional response. An ass right from the beginning, I’d say it was good riddance.
The jokes being made at probably the weirdest moments I understood as coping mechanisms, and in all honesty, people react differently when faced with danger, and this concept wasn’t as weird as some might find them.
As soon as you think you’ve got a hang on the Baggers, we’re introduced to the Ferals. Basically, zombies on steroids that you want to avoid at all cost.
The ending was just brilliant. There’s enough to detail to give away what happened yet leaving it to the reader to make the final conclusion. I won’t say it’s a cliffhanger ending but it’s definitely bordering on the possibility.
The previous books in the series brought on the horror and the desperation of survival, this book took it to a new level.
One of my favourite post-apocalyptic book series to date. It would just be fantastic if Jeyn Roberts woke up one day and decided to write a spin-off series for these books!
The book has a rating of 4.01 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.
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