Friday, March 29, 2013

Review: The Compound

Title:  The Compound
Author:  S.A. Bodeen
Series:  The Compound [1]
Rating:  1/5


Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they've become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy.

For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. 

As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can't help but wonder if he'd rather take his chances outside. 

Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—or sorry?


This book was TERRIBLE, at least in my opinion.  I got through the first half and couldn't stand the story anymore.  It was predictable by the third chapter.  Seriously, it was a good premise, but somewhere between the idea sparking in the author's brain and the publishing, the entirety of anything good about this book was lost.

They're underground in a bomb shelter (that sounds like it's the size of a small mall), and life has been going for years.  Only they're about to find out that someone lied!  Oh damn, not that.  You mean the world above isn't dead?  But how could that be?

Yeah, sorry, I can't take this book seriously.

Recommended to someone who doesn't care about quality of story or writing.

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