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The Twelve (The Passage Trilogy #2) by Justin Cronin
The Twelve (The Passage Trilogy #2)

tylerrbeach, January 2, 2013

I was a little apprehensive about reading the second installment in what is to become a trilogy, mostly because I liked the first one so much. The Passage was brilliantly written, with well developed characters, a thrilling storyline, and enough details to make your head spin. However, I was quite pleased to find The Twelve held up to the original. Not only did it continue the story, but it also provided some more details of the back story. Also, unlike the Harry Potter series where each new book spent an inordinate amount of time summarzing the previous books, this one jumps straight into new territory, only delving into the past to help the story as it moves forward. My only advice would be to maybe brush up on the first book if it's been a while since you finished it. But if you're looking for a couple of books that will swallow you whole with their engrossing stories, you can do a lot worse than The Passage and The Twelve (for instance Fifty Shades of anything or Twilight).
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The Twelve (The Passage Trilogy #2) by Justin Cronin
The Twelve (The Passage Trilogy #2)

tylerrbeach, January 2, 2013

I was a little apprehensive about reading the second installment in what is to become a trilogy, mostly because I liked the first one so much. The Passage was brilliantly written, with well developed characters, a thrilling storyline, and enough details to make your head spin. However, I was quite pleased to find The Twelve held up to the original. Not only did it continue the story, but it also provided some more details of the back story. Also, unlike the Harry Potter series where each new book spent an inordinate amount of time summarzing the previous books, this one jumps straight into new territory, only delving into the past to help the story as it moves forward. My only advice would be to maybe brush up on the first book if it's been a while since you finished it. But if you're looking for a couple of books that will swallow you whole with their engrossing stories, you can do a lot worse than The Passage and The Twelve (for instance Fifty Shades of anything or Twilight).
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

tylerrbeach, August 2, 2012

I read a lot of books and I enjoy most of them. Very few, however, make me constantly think about them well after I've finished. I find my mind returning to this book time and time again. It's truly rare that a story can suck me in the way this one did. While reading it, all I cared about wwas finding out what would happen next. It truly is a work of art.
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The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Passage

tylerrbeach, January 19, 2012

The Passage is the type of book that amazes me in its story telling. It doesn't just tell a story, it gives so many details as to the lives, thoughts, and personalities of everybody involved you get a real sense as to who these people are. I loved this book from the first page to the last, which says something because it is a very long book. I am definitely excited for the second book in the series and will buy it as soon as it comes out.
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