Title: Yesterday’s Gone
Author: Sean Platt & David Wright
Series: Yesterday’s Gone Books 1-6
Published: September 30, 2011 by Collective Inkwell
Price: $0.99 on Kindle
Blurb: On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. everyone on Earth vanished.
Well, almost everyone.
A scattered few woke alone in a world where there are no rules other than survival… at any cost.
A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, in search for his wife and son.
A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species.
A mother shields her young daughter from danger, as every breath ﬁlls her with terror.
A bullied teen is thrilled to ﬁnd everyone gone. Until the knock on his door.
A fugitive survives a ﬁery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to what he’s best at: the kill?
An eight year old boy sets out on a journey to ﬁnd his missing family. What he ﬁnds will change him forever.
And there’s a few people who aren’t surprised that this happened at all. In fact, they’ve been dreaming about this day for years.
These survivors aren’t alone…
Someone or something is watching them.
Sides are chosen.
Will humanity survive what it never saw coming?
The only certainty is that Yesterday’s Gone.
Review: Yet another for the DNF list. I tried, I really did. I got through the first ‘episode’, which is the first book in this series and I was almost done with the second book, I had three more chapters. I just…I’m not all that inspired to keep reading.
I’m so disappointed in these two books that I’ve read after the X-Gen series, which was so good. I’m just bored. This had an interesting hook, I am kind of interested in what is going on, what could have happened, but I’m just not very inspired to keep going with the story.
There’s a…bit of a disclaimer on the rest of the blurb that I didn’t post, saying that this story has people doing evil things and contains disturbing scenes. Okay…that’s fine. I want books like that, that’s interesting stuff, I’m looking forward to it. What I am not looking forward to is a scene with a teenager doing inappropriate things with a girls underwear, or having thoughts when first meeting a girl once everything’s gone topsy turvy. I was also not looking forward to reading the sentence ‘filling the mayonnaise jar’ when talking about a woman who works the corner and that’s the only time he doesn’t see her…I had to put the book down and take a cringe and gag break. I’m sorry, that is…no. Just no.
I also feel like…the writing style doesn’t really support the direction it’s trying to go in. It wants to go in the direction of adults who want something akin to The Walking Dead, but the writing style reminds me of R. L. Stine. Don’t get me wrong, I love R. L. Stine, I grew up with him and he’s the author that got me into reading, however his Goosebumps and Fear Street books are geared more toward the younger audience. Not as much detail to get to the action as quick as possible. That’s what I’m feeling here.
I don’t feel any urgency or any threat, The characters look like they’re having a hard time, but I’m not feeling it.
Again, the only thing I’m mildly interested in is what happened and what some things are, but I’m not interested enough to keep reading. I’m starting to have to force myself to pick the book up when I’ve forgotten about it.
Thank you for reading my review.