Down World by Rebecca Phelps Book Review

Date Started: 4/1/21
Date Finished: 4/5/21
Rating: 5 of 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Title: Down World
Author: Rebecca Phelps
Pages: 368

Note: Don’t read if you’re sensitive to horror and thriller-type books that get a bit dark from time to time. If you are into those kinds of stories, this book may pull you in and keep you consumed until the very last page.

This book is more considered science fiction than anything, but it is also classified as horror and thriller as well. It could have been a bit scarier in my eyes, but it was still intensely creepy. I really enjoyed it. If I hadn’t had a work schedule to read around, I probably would have finished this book in one sitting. It was a real page-turner.

The dialogue gets a little bit tricky in my opinion on this. Because sometimes the characters seemed like they knew each other all their lives and then other times they acted like complete strangers who didn’t know each other at all. I think it could be chalked up to nerves and stress with all of the secrets they were trying to keep though. Especially the adults.

While trying to figure out how to get her brother back, things start changing in her world. She and the group realize that the changes that keep happening between the worlds are causing major disturbances. It winds up leading to something major that happens that I really don’t want to get into too many details of because of spoilers. It’s really extreme and completely turns their world upside down.

I really liked Marina in this story. She comes off as really sheltered and dumb, but she was very bright and quick-witted. People around her seemed to think she was delicate and couldn’t take care of herself and never took her seriously. I think because of that she didn’t take herself seriously. There were many things that happened because of her that could have been played out before had anybody else paid attention like she did or bothered to take two seconds to listen to her.

I have to be very honest. I didn’t care for the ending at all. It wasn’t at all in the direction I wanted it to go in. I get why it had to go the way it did. It just really makes me sad. There was something that happened in the story that I was totally there for. I was so happy for it and I wanted to see how it was going to go from there. I just can’t even tell you. I really think that everybody should read this book!

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