Doug Goodman

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Brief Review: The Twelve, by Justin Cronin

Posted by douggoodman on July 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM

The Twelve (The Passage, #2)The Twelve by Justin Cronin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Justin Cronin is perhaps the newest, most powerful writer coming out of Texas. His Passage series, which chronicles the spread of vampires across America, is simply put, the best vampire books right now. The Twelve is the sequel to The Passage, which is one of my favorite books to read of all time. Justin Cronin crafts a beautifully written epic about the survivors of a vampire apocalpyse. The only issue I ran into was that I had a hard time keeping up with the characters from The Passage. There is a lot going on in these books, and Justin Cronin is a master of the suspense tease, leading you down the stairs of the basement, and then slamming the door shut and running away to a new scene. But in this book, I was a bit hampered by that stylistic choice. A "bit," not a lot, because this is still a book worth reading and rereading.

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