Er s imagination and so the plot got slightly boring where there was no interaction with any other characters There were some good suspenseful moments but for the most part I didn t like Chasers as a wholeSummaryview spoilerThis book started off with four kids including the main character Jesse riding in a subway car below the streets of Manhattan when they start hearing loud noises and then they see a fireball racing down the tunnel behind them Everybody xcept them is killed by the resulting crash of the subway The four find a way to get back to ground level where they see mass destruction in the city and people These people though have
a strange look and keep drinking from puddles ponds and anywhere lse strange look and keep drinking from puddles ponds and anywhere lse can get liuid some are Comfort And Joy even drinking the blood of the people who were killed in the rubble A group of these blood thirsty Chasers followed the four kids and theyventually took refuge in the 30 Rock building which would become their home and fortress They worked to fortify the building and searched apartments for things that could come in handy Eventually Jesse went around in the city to try to find a way out to other survivors After he returned the four made a plan to go to a boat dock and find a way to safety by going up the United States Atlantic coast They were seen by Chasers as they were going and Jesse distracts them while his friends scape but he begins to realize that they had died in the subway crash and he has been imagining them the whole time hide spoiler As you can see from my rating I thought is book was OKAY It didn t take long for me to read and I definitely wanted to finish once I started but At times the story was boring Even though the kids in the story xplored the building they decided to consider their Home Base we didn t get to see a lot of what they did It was just skimmed over Basically there was too much talking and not Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health enough doing Thending is what really had me going Huh It might have worked better for me if the author had allowed a little time at the nd but the way it is the nding is just BAM BAM BAM After the rest of the book going DRIBBLE DRIBBLE DRIBBLE the Cause Of Fear ending just didn t match and left me feeling dissatisfied Wow I haven t had annding catch me this off guard in a long time Well played Phelan Well played Almost grabbed you a 4 stars thereAlas the book isn t without its flaws There could have been action to stir things up Chasers for sure and a LOT answers ven for a first book in a series we basically even for a first book in a series we basically nothing of what happened why or how far this apocalypse spans All we know is that Jesse and his friends got off the subway after an xplosion and the whole city is in shambles The only survivors they meet are these infected humans who have a strange unending thir Personal ResponseI liked this book because it shows what could happen if a different country attacks one of the United States biggest cities such as Manhattan I also liked the how Jesse Dave Mini and Anna acted like real 14 year old kids The only thing I really disliked was how at the The Game of Love end you find out that Dave Mini and Anna weren t actually alive in the whole book but that Jesse was just imagining themPlot SummaryThe book begins with 4 unlikely friends from 4 different countries This was a veryasy read it only took me so long as Christmas activities got in the wayPhelan is a good writer I find your lack of uotation marks disturbing. In ruins And the only other survivors are infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predato. Personal ResponseI think that it was a very good book it interested me very much I think that the author did a very good job xplaining what was happening "AND HOW THE CHARACTERS REACTED TO ALL THE EVENTS "how the characters reacted to all the vents took place I do have a few uestions though What caused all the buildings and craters and destruction to happen What caused all the people to have an unuenchable thirst and to be so desperate that they would drink another humans blood PlotThe children traveled to New York City and then there subway car crashed The children were the only survivors of the crash The children finally got out of the subway to find all other people having an unuenchable thirst and drinking from dead bodies The other humans ven tried to kill the children The children scaped and went into a skyscraper They stayed there for a while with two of the children both making solo voyages into New York City Then they left the skyscrape I received this book from Netgalley in xchange for an honest reviewChasers by James Phelan is about a group of kids that are stranded in New York after some vent happens that leads to possibly zombies not really sure what they are They fight to surviveI think that probably sums up the whole book There s not much plot just wandering around 30 Rockefeller Center and then wandering occasionally outside to see zombie like people The characters are not very The Lady in Pink enticing and if I had not gotten this book inxchange for a review I likely would have not finished it The series named Alone SPOILER ALERT is because the protagonist is ALONE at the Eyes end How triteI m not sure why the author decided that no uotation marks was the way to go but it made the bookxtremely hard to read This book also needs a good ditor because paragraphs were not delineated at all in the copy I was given and multiple words were smashed togetherOverall a disappointment and this is the first book I finished admittedly I was skimming that I ve given one star to AFTERGLOWDuring the first half of this book I was pretty sure I wasn t going to love it Like it yeah like 4 stars like But then I read thisWe are all storytellersWe write our storieswhere and when we canThis is mineI have nothing I have verythingI am alone Maybe you have to have context for this to hit you as hard as it hit me but it was at this moment that I understood the theme appreciated the series title
and fell in love with the book It s a little less than 34 into the bookI wrote this arlier fell in love with the book It s a little less than 34 into the bookI wrote this arlier the day at the 40% markI read the first half in a few hours last night and had trouble sleeping Yay for prayer It was only after some hardcore praying that I was able to go to sleep I think I ll try to read the rest of it during the day and then wash it down with some My Little Pony or something It s just scary and way too realistic feeling There are slow parts which I appreciate in a zombie sue post apocalyptic book and those real survivor parts make it feel a little like Castaway Castaway with zombies So yeah I gotta say though the writing is surprising in a good way The beginning bit has normal dialogue just like any other book but after the vent happens the uotation marks all disappear and you get this feeling like it s all happening in Jesse s head almost Very interesting mechanism there I d say it makes the dialogue feel urgent and like it s being processed through the fog of trauma As a writer myself I always love to see. Jesse is on a school trip in New York when his subway carriage is rocked by an xplosion When he and th. .
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Something Like That James Phelanlike that James Phelan done a fantastic job on his first YA novel I ll be reading the whole trilogy The books are shortish and take place over only a matter of weeks I ll keep you updatedTime to update you I would definitely keep the Castaway comparison from my comments above but the chasers aren t uite zombies They re something lse A couple of times they re compared to grazing cattle and in the A Vineyard Christmas end the way theyvolve from the beginning is very surprising I guess if I were pitching this I d say it s 28 Days Later meets Castaway for teens with an Aussie narratorThe character arc of Jesse our main guy the Aussie works really well throughout the story By the last page I feel like his twelve or so days post Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose event have done their work He s changed for the better Honestly that s a tricky feat for a post apocalyptic book There s so much going on the need for so much world building andxplanations that authors sometimes fudge on the character growth a bit Not James Phelan This book truly was about Jesse I guess if he fudged anywhere it was on the world building and xplanations You only learn as much as Jesse does and he s pretty scared so he doesn t take risks than he has to which means your information will be limited too Other reviewers complained that we didn t see of the chasers action thriller I felt the suspense during the uiet moments sustained me well I did not need chasers Not at all In fact without the thoughtfulness of this book it wouldn t have made it to Afterglow It would have been just another zombie book It was only in getting to know Jesse and his friends that I understood the major themes came to see the chasers as than zombies and got that cathartic feeling of personal growth for myself Last few pages pure gold Loved them I will just say read during the bright noisy happy day Do not read this at night Or if you disregard my admonition at least keep My Little Pony ueued up for mergencies 1 I decided to read this book as I got a chapter of it free in another book I read and loved it2 I found the setting of abandoned New York city interesting The idea of a city with thousands of apartments left untouched to loot and raid and have a bit of fun with the lawless society they live in now Also the ability to have fun with abandoned cars and the fact that it snows the whole of winter3We are all storytellers We write our stories where and when we can This is mine I have nothing I have
*everything i am *I am I liked this uote because it hit me that writers are just persons who can put stories on paper anyone could be a storyteller but only those with means to xpress it are ver heard4 In this book as the title suggests I learnt a bit about how being alone or not being alone has its advantages It made me think that I do not need others to make me feel happy all I need is myself and something to keep me ntertained FINISHED Personal Response Chasers was not a very good book in my opinion and I didn t really like it It was confusing to read because James Phelan decided not to use any uotation marks when the characters were speaking and I couldn t always tell when someone was talking or if the text was saying something about them or what they were thinking in their head I also didn t like how most of the story was based on only four characters three of which aren t actually alive any they were the main charact. Ree friends crawl out of the wreckage they discover a city in chaos Streets are deserted Buildings are.