Review of Pines|My TBR List Review

September 27, 2014 Book Reviews, Memes, Review Archive 2

Review of Pines|My  TBR List ReviewPines Genres: Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense
Published by Thomas and Mercer Pages: 309
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels?off. As the days pass, Ethan's investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can?t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn?t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact ? he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Intense and gripping, Pines is another masterful thriller from the mind of bestselling novelist Blake Crouch.

So at the beginning of September I participated in my very first TBR Pile meme hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. Β It was where you listed three books from your TBR pile and let my readers vote on them. So the book with the most votes was Pines by Blake Crouch.

So I am in the middle of reading Pines and to be honest it has been a bit of a slow go, then on Tuesday my kindle broke on me. It won’t hold a charge no matter what I try and so I have tried to finish Pines on the computer or on my little phone screen, but alas I didn’t get it finished. So I am going to do a partial review for the meme and then revise it once I have gotten my new kindle and been able to finish reading it.

First thoughts:

I was excited that this one got chosen because they are making it into a TV show called Wayward Pines staring Matt Dillon as Ethan, but I must admit to it being a little slow and a bit confusing.

What I thought:

So it starts off With Ethan waking up sort of in the middle of no where and he can’t remember anything that has happened. He looks like he has been in some sort of accident or took a beating. His head is killing him and he can’t seem to figure anything out, but one thing he remembers is the word MACK so he thinks it’s a persons name.

He wonders into town and he really needs help but for some reason going to the hospital frightens him a bit and he doesn’t know why but he ends up passing out later and wakes up in the hospital. He starts remembering why he came to this town to begin with, there are two Special agents that are missing. The whole town is a bit off and it’s a little strange. The Sheriff gives him the run around about things he has learned and it seems that none of his calls are making it to the people he is trying to call.

It’s been a bit confusing and a little slow, but I am finally to a part that might turn things around and make it a bit more interesting. He has found one the agents except she isn’t like she use to be and she tells him, “There watching us.” and “There listening to us.” She tells him to be quit and stop asking questions..so now I am a little curious as to what is going to happen next.

I have been told that the next novel in the series is better than this one so hopefully I will be able to make it through this one and if I like it enough I might try the next one. As of right now it’s bordering on a 2.3 or 3 out of 5 stars, but I still have little over half a novel to go so it could go either way. πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to see what you will pick for my October read I have a few scary ones that I need to be reading as if I don’t have enough of them to read and review for my Monsters, Madmen, Mayhem. Oh my! πŸ˜‰

Update: I ended up DNFing this one. πŸ™

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2 Responses to “Review of Pines|My TBR List Review”

  1. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    Too bad about your Kindle!! My computer broke this week – wouldn’t start at all! – so it must be the week of technology failing us πŸ™ I hope it turns around for you – slow and confusing can be really hard to get through! Fingers crossed!

  2. Lola

    I hope you get a new kindle soon, it must be terrible that your kindle broke and in the middle of a book nevertheless. This book was my pick. It sounds like it’s a bit slow, but the second half it might pick up. I hope you enjoy the second half more then the first half!

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