Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review: The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)

Author: Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Started reading: December 24th 2016
Finished the book: January 3rd 2017
Pages: 316
Short review: Creepy, plot twists, shocking, vampires, end of the world
Published: April 8th 2008
Source: Bought the book
Hearts:
❤❤❤❤♡


Characters:
You follow the characters that you got to know in the first book. The book mainly evolves around Setrakian, Fet, Gus, Eph, Nora and Zack. You also get to know Palmer a bit better and ofcourse The Master could not lack presence in this book.
Don't forget the creepy blood thirsting vampires that crawl through the story. Be prepared to say goodbye to some of your beloved characters in this book...

World-building:
Well.. That what's left of the world is pretty shitty. All around the world are people infected with this weird virus that lives inside creepy worms. As soon as people transform, they get a weird prickle/thorn in their throat and they need blood. The blood of their beloved ones, by preference.
All the governments, armies and other high ranked people in the world are way too slow to react to this virus. Quarantaine is not even an option anymore and the world crubmles to pieces every page you step further into this world.

Story-line:
This is the main reason I was going to give this book 3 hearts instead of 4. The story line is just sooooooo slow at first. It lacks the whole creepy horror ambiance the first book has. And the lack of abmiance was the reason I was a little dissapointed at first. I truly loved the last 80/100 pages, but before that, it's just slow. People talking to people, killing some vampires in the way. This book was mainly evolved around Palmer and his co-operation with The Master and the other main characters trying to stay alive. The last part of the book saved it, and made me give the story 4 hearts.

Plot-twists:
Last 100 pages? DAYUM. There were 3 events that I did not see coming.. Not gonna spoil but the ending had me racing through the pages like crazy. Like I said, be prepared to say goodbye to some of your beloved characters...
The first 200 pages lack plot twists but the ending makes up for it!

So:
Less ambiance than the first book, but a lot of action and a great set-up for the last book in this trilogy. Can't wait to read the 3rd book. And if you love creepy horror stories, I suggest you read the first book!

Goodreads Review:
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