Book Review: The Twelve by Justin Cronin

the twelve cover

View from the window seat:
At the end of The Passage, a group of survivors set out to find and destroy the Twelve. Five years later, and the survivors have had little success. The Twelve elude them. But something strange is happening in the world, and this spurs Amy on a journey that may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Justin Cronin has done it again: created a compelling, tragic, horrific story that grips you from the first page until you race to the last. Cronin is particularly skilled at making the reader care. Every character makes me feel something. I want things for these characters, whether it’s love or success or justice. Every character, and there are a lot of them, is complete.

The Twelve features the same converging storylines as The Passage. Seemingly separate arcs come together beautifully, so you’re left with a feeling of rightness. Everything that’s happened so far suddenly makes sense.

Overall impression:
I don’t have much to say about The Twelve, because it’s way too good for me to explain in words.

Rating:
9

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