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on 3 May 2015
This is intended as a YA urban fantasy but its easily accessible to an adult audience. AGS has completely blown the competition out of the water with this. He seems to have the ability to tap into our most primal fears and anxieties and make them real. In this case the fear of being completely cast out, ostracised, hated, alone. What if one day with no recognizable warning everyone around you turned as one and looked at you as though you didn't belong. People you know, family, complete strangers all of them suddenly turn on you and try to tear you apart. Suddenly the world is full of enemies.
This is a brilliant concept and so well executed. I was genuinely creeped out by certain scenes and AGS certainly pulls no punches with the gore factor. This is interspersed with genuinely heart warming moments that are realistic, funny and unaffected. My main disappointment was that I got to the end of the book and found out it was part one of a duo. I now have to wait for part two! Bravo Mr Smith!