Thursday, May 5, 2011

Subject Seven by James A. Moore YP FIC MOORE

Subject Seven is a genetically modified killing machine hidden in the body of a teenager. After a bloody escape at the age of ten he has finally found the rest of the test subjects that are like him and awakened their Others. Now five teens from very different walks of life have to confront the monsters inside themselves and try and uncover the monsters that made them.

This is the first in a series and it definitely suffers from First Bookitis. We get to meet the characters, get invested in them, they FINALLY start meeting the bad guys, and then POOF story ends. I would have liked a more climactic ending that still left the book open for sequels. That being said, I am already hooked and will definitely devour the next volume (so write it fast Mr. Moore!). What works best about the book is that we get inside the head of the teens and their sadistic, murderous Others. The Others are awesomely overpowered killing machines and when they finally get out the book has some very gruesome action. This is a very fun twist on the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The book’s characters are mainly types that you will have seen in countless TV shows, movies, and books AND so far the main villain is sort of boring, BUT Moore does a good job of making the characters interesting if not very deep and the tension of having a secret monster inside you come to life very well. A great read for fans of action that need a new series.

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