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The Enemy (new cover) (An Enemy Novel)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

32 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

Great Imaginations Review of The Enemy

There are exactly 665 ratings of this book on Goodreads. Only 665. It's a travesty. Why? This has to change. I'm going to do my part to help it along. There's an influx of dystopian and zombie novels as of late. It's the latest craze apparently. So why is the best one I...
There are exactly 665 ratings of this book on Goodreads. Only 665. It's a travesty. Why? This has to change. I'm going to do my part to help it along. There's an influx of dystopian and zombie novels as of late. It's the latest craze apparently. So why is the best one I have read yet not more popular? I don't get it!

I'm not saying the others aren't good, but The Enemy is like a non-stop roller coaster ride. And there isn't a single lull in the action. It's full of gore, heart-stopping moments, and places where I forgot to breathe I was so scared. And the best part? There's a second book!

Look I'll admit that the idea of "grown-up" zombies feeding on children is a slightly amateurish idea. But I promise you that the minute you start reading, you will completely forget this.

Some of my reviews get technical where I talk about story elements, pacing, characterizations, and the like, but I don't really want to do that with this review. It's not necessary. Charlie can write a killer action story and that's all you need to know. He's not afraid to do what he needs to do to keep the story moving along, even if things have to get really scary.

I guess I would call this a young adult novel. But it's very violent. You know how the Hunger Games is violent? I think this is even worse than that. I found myself cringing in a lot of places. But it didn't really bother me. I really, really loved this book. Zombies are like my favorite thing to read about lately. I don't really see that changing anytime soon. They scare the bejeezus out of me.

So do me a favor. If you love dystopians, if you love reading about zombies, you need to add this one to your TBR list. Then you need to click on that list and move this book to the top. After you read it, come back here and let me know what you thought. I can't think of a single person that I wouldn't recommend this book to.

posted by K_malinczak on June 20, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

This book was not very good

This book does not go very deep with details or characters. Throughout the book I felt no relation to the characters. It did have a good story, but the writing was not very good. I felt thte characters had hardly any personality, and the characters that did show the mos...
This book does not go very deep with details or characters. Throughout the book I felt no relation to the characters. It did have a good story, but the writing was not very good. I felt thte characters had hardly any personality, and the characters that did show the most were usually the bad guys. Overall, I would definetly not recommend this book.

posted by 3445427 on June 12, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    340 pages

    This book was a free Friday offering, so of course I had to give it a try. It is also the first book in a series. It is about a virus which attacks adulta and turns them into zombie like cannibals which eat the children. The children try to fight them off and survive by scavanging. There is a lot of cannibalism in this book. There is all kind of blood, guts, gore, extreme violence, death, sickness, fighting and just plain depravity. I literaly got sick to my stomach. One review was by a fourteen year old. There is no way I would a fourteen year old read this book. Even though it is about kids, it is not for kids. It is well edited, which is the only good thing I can say about it. This book is very disturbing. For adults only, but I cannot recommend it.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Terrible.

    Shirley Manson kills zombies with her singing. Still better than The Enemy.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Wow

    This scary book is not appropriatte for kids. Freaked the heck out of me.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Great book

    Cant wait to read the next one

    1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Not good

    I got the sample and read it and it seemed good. So i bought the book. This charged me for the book but i still have the sample and not the book. I want to read this book but i cant.

    1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    Not so good

    I couldn't get into it. To depressing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Bloody mess

    Development of story line is lacking. Too much fighting, blood, and guts. Had to stop reading. Gross

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Stop

    Yall need to stop cussing bro

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    I used to b indecisive but now im not so sure...

    Okay... i read a lot of reveiws and i found a lot of controversial answers. I dont know if i should get the book or not!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Are you f*cking with me. Are you f*cking with me?

    The absolute worst book i've ever read. The whole plot was awfully planned out, the chapters ended with these kinder-gartener level cliff-hangers, the writing was poor and too abrupt, and overall, a book so inconceivably sh*tty i could have done a better job. Just don't even buy it...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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