Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin

Feb 13, 2013

Book Review: The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin

Summary from Goodreads:
At the end of The Passage, the great viral plague had left a small group of survivors clinging to life amidst a world transformed into a nightmare. In the second volume of this epic trilogy, this same group of survivors, led by the mysterious, charismatic Amy, go on the attack, leading an insurrection against the virals: the first offensives of the Second Viral War.

To do this, they must infiltrate a dozen hives, each presided over by one of the original Twelve. Their secret weapon: Alicia, transformed at the end of book one into a half human, half viral—but whose side, in the end, is she really on?

My thoughts:
Like everyone else who read The Passage, I anxiously awaited the release of the next book in the series, The Twelve. It seemed like it took years to come out.

Well, I am sad to say, it really wasn't worth the wait. It was a decent read, but there were so many characters, and so many different time frames, it was just difficult to follow. Maybe had there not been so much time between reading the first and second books, it might've flowed easier. Could be, or maybe I have just too much going on right now to have given it the concentration it needed. 

It was definitely interesting during the parts that I actually got into (more the beginning of the book), but towards the end, I just wanted it to be over. I'm not sure if I will be reading book 3 in this series, we'll see when the time comes!

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars

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