Ravage by Jeff Sampson | DNF Book Review

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Ravage by Jeff Sampson | DNF Book ReviewRavage by Jeff Sampson
Also by this author: Vesper
Series: Deviants #3
Also in this series: Vesper
Published by Harper Collins on January 22nd 2013
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes, Action & Adventure, Fantasy
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062202932

The war against BioZenith is on.
In the weeks since she first came into her mysterious new superpowers, Emily has watched one of her packmates disappear through an interdimensional portal; she's been hunted by creepy, body-snatching shadowmen; she's managed to form an alliance with the same telekinetic cheerleaders who once tried to take her down; and she's even discovered that her believed-to-be-dead mother is one of the BioZenith scientists responsible for her strange abilities.
Now it's up to the Deviants to put together the last pieces of the puzzle, which includes tracking down their final missing member and forcing their parents to reveal why they mutated their own children. Emily fears the answer is far more sinister than anyone ever thought: After all, why would a parent risk a child's life unless the stakes were high—scary, world-ending high?
Tired of being at the mercy of adult conspiracies, Emily forms a plan with the other Deviants: Destroy BioZenith before anyone can use the knowledge within the facility to aid the shadowmen. But that's only if BioZenith—or something worse—doesn't capture them first. . . .

Why Did I Pick This Book To Read?

Ravage by Jeff Sampson is the third book in the Deviants series – following Vesper and Havoc. I genuinely enjoyed Vesper. Following that, Havoc was just sort of okay. However, I had hope that Ravage would be an improvement and that the second book just fell victim to that whole middle in the series syndrome. So, after a few years of procrastination when it comes to finishing off the Deviants books, it was time. I needed to get this last book off my shelves and put a tick in the completed column. Alas, life is short and I just did not have it in me to care enough to finish this book.

How Long Did I Last?

227 pages out of 392 pages

Why Did I DNF?

I got more than halfway through Ravage, however, when I saw that there were still over 100 pages left, I just couldn’t do it. So, I felt this level of dread and boredom. I mean, typing this right now, it is my last weekend of being pregnant. This is one weekend that I do not want to force myself to slog through a book I have no love for. Plus, I read this article that was all about how many books you will read before you die, and yo, talk about an existential crisis. I did not want to look back on my life and regret forcing myself through this book.

However, in more technical to do with the actual book itself terms, it is boring. I was so, so bored. It feels like nothing really happens. Sure, Emily and the other kids in her pack are uncovering more information about why they are the way that they are. They’re also going to close some portals and find another kid who is like them. But, ugh, this just moves at a glacial pace and I just could not take it anymore. So, I gave up. I don’t even care what happens or how it ends. My world is still spinning.

Is There Anyone This Book Would Appeal To?

Well, if you’re a super fan of the previous two books in the Deviants series, you might like this one. However, given that there are only two reviews on Amazon and 42 on goodreads, I don’t know that many people are all that invested in this story.

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