Thursday, 6 March 2014

Arclight (Arclight #1) by Josin L. McQuein


Arclight (Arclight, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
No one crosses the wall of light . . . except for one girl who doesn’t remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. A harrowing, powerful debut thriller about finding yourself and protecting your future—no matter how short and uncertain it may be.

The Arclight is the last defense. The Fade can’t get in. Outside the Arclight’s border of high-powered beams is the Dark. And between the Light and the Dark is the Grey, a narrow, barren no-man’s-land. That’s where the rescue team finds Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of the horrors she faced or the family she lost. Marina is the only person who has ever survived an encounter with the Fade. She’s the first hope humanity has had in generations, but she could also be the catalyst for their final destruction. Because the Fade will stop at nothing to get her back. Marina knows it. Tobin, who’s determined to take his revenge on the Fade, knows it. Anne-Marie, who just wishes it were all over, knows it.

When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn’t even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?


Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Arclight (Arclight, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Marina lives in a small commune surrounded by lights – lights which keep the ‘fades’ (or ghosts) from attacking the people inside.
Marina is different though, because she didn’t come from within the commune, she came from the darkness outside the lights, and nobody understands where she came from or why she’s different.
Why is Marina different? Where did she come from? And how long do they have before the fades break through the light?


This book was so dull, that I really didn’t want to have to keep reading to the end.

Marina was just annoying, and she didn’t even need to do anything in particular to irritate me. Maybe in another book she wouldn’t have been so bad, but to be honest, I think the book suited her. For some reason she was just annoying.

The storyline in this wasn’t too bad I suppose, but it was just confusing, and didn’t capture my attention at all. I sure someone else would really like this, but it totally didn’t do it for me. From really early on I was bored, and as the book progressed it got worse and worse. Even the interesting bits couldn’t drag me from my pit of despair, and I was literally hanging in there by the skin of my teeth, hoping and praying that the end would come faster.
When the end came, I could not have been more relieved. I still don’t really get what was going on, because my brain just will not take information that it finds boring, but I made it to the end! Yay! Definitely not reading the next book.
Overall; bored the pants off me.
4 out of 10.


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