Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review: The Passage

The Passage

Synopsis from Amazon:
When a secret project to create a super-soldier backfires, a virus leads to a plague of vampiric revenants that wipes out most of the population. One of the few bands of survivors is the Colony, a FEMA-established island of safety bunkered behind massive banks of lights that repel the virals, or dracs—but a small group realizes that the aging technological defenses will soon fail. When members of the Colony find a young girl, Amy, living outside their enclave, they realize that Amy shares the virals' agelessness, but not the virals' mindless hunger, and they embark on a search to find answers to her condition.

My review:
I bought this book from Amazon. After all of the buzz surrounding this book a couple months ago, I was really excited to read it.  While I didn't think that it quite lived up to all the hype, I did enjoy it.  It was really well written.  There were some parts where some things that were not explained very well and I was confused for a bit, but most of them eventually resolved themselves.  This is a big book, but it went really fast because the story was so engaging.  It kept my attention most of the time, and I didn't want to stop reading.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to others.


  1. Heard great things about this book, but right now the thickness is intimidating 'cause I've got too much on my plate. Yet, I keep hearing that it's a quick page turner so maybe I'll pick it up sometime.

  2. Glad to hear it was good. I just got a copy!

  3. Hi, visiting from Book Review Wednesdays. I actually preordered The Passage because the hype got me so, well, hyped up. I quite enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the second book.

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