Thursday, 23 June 2011

TEEN: Chasers 1: Alone - James Phelan

Release Date: 23/06/11


Jesse is on a school trip in New York when his subway carriage is rocked by an explosion. When he and three friends crawl out of the wreckage they discover a city in chaos. Streets are deserted. Buildings are in ruins. And the only other survivors are infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predators...


To be honest this is a strange title for me to review. Yes it’s got Vampires, yes it’s got survivors and yes it’s a survival/coming of age title but its more than that. The plot is fast paced, and with the explosive opening, it really couldn’t slow down. Add to this a strong cast with their own individual traits which when backed with spartanesque prose really helps bring the whole thing to life. My only real gripe with the tale and concept to be honest was that it’s a multi-parted series which whilst gripping and intense now could lose pace and character links with the reader quickly. If that occurs then a multi character massacre may well be demanded.


  1. That book looks gooooodddd!!

    Thanks for that, I'm heading to Amazon right now:)

  2. wow, four paws? Now this is one to check out! :)