Thursday, July 31, 2014


Book: Pines
Series: Wayward Pines #1
Author: Blake Crouch

Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels off. As the days pass, Ethan's investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can't he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn't anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.-Goodreads

Review: This book was a fun, light read that surprisingly sucked me in quickly. Ethan spends most of the book wandering around injured and trying to figure out what is going on in the town. Admittedly, he doesn't do that much in terms of conversing with other people (there are a few side characters, that best being the town sheriff) and he literally spends over 50% of the book walking around, but I was intrigued to find out the mystery. The pace picks up toward the end of the book and  I did not guess the ending (which was slightly ridiculous but it worked). 

While overall enjoyable, the writing style of this book was grating. It was written in almost sentence fragments. This is being made into a tv show coming out soon and I will definitely be watching!

Grade: 3/5

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