‘The Passage’ by Justin Cronin
I would like to say thank you to Lovereading.co.uk for very kindly getting a copy of ‘The Passage’ sent to me, even though they already had the required number of reviewers. I have a copy of ‘The Twelve’ which is the follow up to review and really needed to read this book first.
‘The Passage’ is the first in a trilogy by Justin Cronin. At nearly 1000 pages long it looks like a daunting read. But believe me, it isn’t! Divided into eleven parts, this book takes you on an epic journey full of shocks and surprises.
Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and has been abandoned by her mother. Little does Amy imagine that she will become the most important person in the world. Anthony Carter is a prisoner on Death Row who is waiting to be executed for murder. FBI agent Brad Wolgast can feel that something out of this world is about to happen, but he doesn’t know what. Unaware of each other’s existence the three of them are about to be linked together.
After a military experiment goes badly wrong, America finds itself hit by a major vampire epidemic in which many states are destroyed and masses of people are killed by the virals. Amy and several survivors embark on a very dangerous and courageous journey together, fighting these creatures along the way.
I thought this book was truly amazing and I felt as if I was in another world when reading it. I never once lost interest in the story. There were so many characters throughout, each with their own story to tell. A brilliantly written book, ‘The Passage’ will keep you reading for hours. It is horror at its best!
I give this book 5 out of 5.