Sunday, March 19, 2017

Concealed (Virus #1) by R.J. Crayton


Title: Concealed
Series: Virus
Author: R.J. Crayton
Genre: Young Adult/Dystopia
My Rating: 1/5

They said it was extremely hard to get. They said it wasn't airborne. They said there was nothing to fear. They were wrong. Seventeen-year-old Elaan Woodson was supposed to be one of the lucky ones. She got one of the few spots in the subterranean protection unit designed to keep select scientists, military officials and their families safe from the deadly virus ravaging the world above. But, how lucky are you really when the people in charge and those you love keep secrets from you? While Elaan has heard that what you don't know can't hurt you, she's beginning to think otherwise. And she should...

My Thoughts
★ Stars
I received this book via NG in return for an honest review.

When I saw the cover and blub for this book, I was ecstatic. "Yaaaay! A new dystopia zombie book! EEEPPP!!!!" So I dived right in... aaaaand then it all just fell apart.

This book was as fun as watching paint dry or reading the Apple's Terms & Conditions agreement page. There was nothing good about this book. It was just plain boring with absolutely nothing happening. 

None of the characters were likable. Not even the main character. She was so whiny and pissed me off to no ends because she was so "angry" at her father because he chose to mourn the loss of his wife, while she chose to just carry on like "la-la-la". She hated her father because he was depressed and unconnected. Yet when it came to her needing to hightail it outta there, he snapped out of the depression and was trying to help her with everything he had... AND SHE WAS PISSED ABOUT IT! she even wanted to (and I quote) tell him to "Go to hell". Like really, you idiot? He is trying to help you. Not ONCE did it go through his mind that he would ever loose you, you freaking brat. Had he KNOWN, I highly freaking doubt he was mourn at that time. Ugh. -_- Literally every page I saw her stamping her feet like a toddler who was told no.

There was literally no action. Non of any kind. They were all trapped below surface looking for a cure. that is all it talks about. Even when they had to leave, there was still no action. You could skip 2 and more chapters and STILL know what was happening.....because nothing happened. If anything, they just talk. When things should be happening, like when they leave, nothing. You would think with a raging virus uptop, the world would be crawling with infected but nope. They just get to walk away. No action. 

But.... but. 
It was very much full of useless babble. Such as:
Elaan surveyed Lijah's face, disbelief still clinging to her brain, but gnawing ache was replacing her shock. The depths of Lijah's deception began to settle in on her. Josh's secret, his own secret, hadn't been her business so she could understand Lijah's choice not to tell her.

Oooooooookay. that was overkill to go into all that. Just saying. Especially when you can replace most of this with something ACTUALLY HAPPENING. The climax of this book. The "secret" was so anticlimax that you really just want to throw the book and demand to know why in the hell you wasted your time reading this book in the first place. 

Through this whole damn book its all be the "secret". she can't know. she much never know. No. No. She shall never know. No, don't tell her. We can't tell you. *gasps* I WILL NEVER TELL! 
Want to know the secret here it is, it'll save you a lot of time so you can go on to actually read a book worth your time, *click the spoiler button*

But yeah. boring right. Wouldn't recommend. Stay far away from this one. No action, no building of any sort. No nothing.


  1. Thanks for the review! Not gonna read this one...

    1. Yeah, I really wouldn't recommend this one. There are better ones out there. But you never know. Others may really love this book. *shrugs* Everyone is different. Lol



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