Wasserman, Robin The Waking Dark, 452 pgs. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Language – R (100 swears, 0 “f”), Sexual Content – PG-13; Violence – PG-13;
No one knows why it happened, but no one can forget the outcome of that day—the day referred to as “the killing day.” One year after that day, another unpredictable event occurs: a horrible storm destroys half the town and the townspeople are cut off from the rest of the world. Now it seems as if the killing day is coming back, but this time there may not be anyone left alive when—if—it ends.
While I was hesitant to start reading it, I ended up really enjoying the interesting story The Waking Dark told. I also like that the point of view kept switching through characters to give a fuller picture of what was going on, as well as adding several lines of stories to follow. However, I do not think there were enough clues in the first half of the book to justify the explanation behind what happened, which was frustrating as I attempted to figure out the cause myself as I was reading.
HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen