Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition: Explore the methods and tools of ethical hacking with Kali Linux uLat to meWhen I reuested this I was expecting some kind of dystopian featuring vampires What I got instead was no explanation at all as to what caused everyone to become so thirsty and not just for blood but for any liuid so does this make vampires Not in my opinion and no insight or hints are even given as to what caused the initial breakdown of society We are given conspiracy theories by the survivors in the book but it is all conjecture and there is nothing to back itp with I was really disappointed when I finished the book and realised that I as a reader would be given no explanation whatsoever There is a fair bit of action in this book to keep younger readers entertained but a lot of it felt ite strained to me The bloodthirsty people featured in this book nicknamed chasers didn t really provide anything new or terrifying with their shambling as they try to find a liuid source and their rather sporadic acts of violence were not described with any originalityThe twist as such I figured out fairly early on in the book so was not surprised at all by that or by what happened at the end Saying that I think younger readers would love this especially as a first foray into this genre as it is rather despairing and provides plenty of action to keep them entertained Although written well I was generally disappointed with this book as a whole as I was expecting from the synopsis For me this would be a much read if attention to detail was given to the exploring sections of the book and if an explanation was given about what was causing the infection Although disappointed I think this would be a good starting point for younger readers to be introduced to this particular genre and have even recommended my local library to purchase a copy An advance reader copy was kindly provided by the publisher through Netgalley Personal ResponseI liked this book because it shows what could happen if a different country attacks one of the United States biggest cities such as Manhattan I also liked the how Jesse Dave Mini and Anna acted like real 14 year old kids The only thing I really disliked was how at the end you find out that Dave Mini and Anna weren t actually alive in the whole book but that Jesse was just imagining themPlot SummaryThe book begins with 4 nlikely friends from 4 different countries standing on the subway They all met through a UN retreat for teens They are riding along and joking around when all of the sudden a fireball is chasing the subway and when it hits ends Newtons Cannon (The Age of Unreason, up flipping the whole thing When the main character Jesse wakesp he and his friends go Bonsái up into the world and see a bunch of people standing around water sources and drinking the water They wonder what is going on and why everyone is so thirsty when they notice that their leader for the UN group is among the people drinking As they are standing there one of the people drinking starts to chase them They endp finding refuge in the 30 Rock building on the 70th floor There they have enough food and water for months but if they need anything else they have to LUG IT UP 70 FLIGHTS OF it p 70 flights of They eventually start to get sick of
this place and try to figure out a way to get away from Manhattan They decide they are going place and try to figure out a way to get away from Manhattan They decide they are going find a boat and take that to Brooklyn to look for survivors As Jesse they are all running to the docks to try and find a boat Jesse finally come to terms with his secret That he is the only one of his friends still alive The others had died in the subway and he was just imagining them the whole timeRecommendationI would recommend this book to people who are interested in action types of books I also think that people who are in to apocalypse types of books would be interested in this I believe they would find it interesting because it could be one of the ways that the apocalypse could happen Wow I haven t had an ending catch me this off guard in a long time Well played Phelan Well played Almost grabbed you a 4 stars thereAlas the book isn t without its flaws There could have been action to stir things p Chasers for sure and a LOT answers even for a first book in a series we basically learn nothing of what happened why or how far this apocalypse spans All we know is that Jesse and his friends got off the subway after an explosion and the whole city is in shambles The only survivors they meet are these infected humans who have a strange nending thirst for anything drinkable which includes blood As a Post Apocalyptic Book I Can Say This Is Uite Different apocalyptic book I can say this is ite different re far from vampires but also pretty far from being zombies so what we get is the always scary JAPAN 1/1M3. unknown We don t know what caused it or what they really need exactly and if they can recover though we do get intriguing developments on their parts I thought this was done well and I couldn tench my thirst ha for answers fast enough leaving me to fly through this book in no time Thus it s Hechizos de amor unfortunate that we don t at least get a hint of what caused this bizarre set of circumstances that addp to what seems to be the apocalypse At least it s only book 1Since we get no answers you re probably wondering what the book shells out Well this book is about surviving in the early days of a disaster such as described than anything We don t get a lot of crazy thrills or heart pounding sieges we basically hole The Parisian Prowler up in 30 Rock with our characters I didn t mind this as much as other reviewers it seems It kind of reminded me of This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers where the book is very tame in action but heavy with the fear of thenknown in addition to having a strong psychological base Th. Ree friends crawl out of the wreckage they discover a city in chaos Streets are deserted Buildings are. Is one may not be as psychologically messed Cross My Heart and Hope to Die up but we do see glimpses of Jesse s mental instability popp towards the end especially As for the fear of the Travels of an Ordinary Man Australia unknown I think not knowing if and when these strange beings will be hanging out and about gives the book a lot of tension I personally enjoy these types of survival books than those that are filled with nothing than cheap thrills So yes the book is slow paced as far as infected action goes but I can t say I was bored for a minute while reading it The fascinating nature of the plot kept me captivated In the end I m thankful for the character driven plot that we got in this first novel and I think it will addp to a much stronger seuel as well knowing what we know now It makes for a very realistic representation of someone s psychological profile in such a terrifying situation I appreciated the NYC setting a lot too It s a setting that s familiar maybe a little overused but what better way to show the monstrosity of an emptiness like Jesse is experiencing When you re alone in New York City you re truly and A Cidade e as Serras undeniably alone I think the author may have gone a little overboard trying to bring this setting to life though With mentions of every street corner every building every sight it becomes a little tiringnless you actually live in the area and are able to follow these details Otherwise it s simply blah blah that you come to ignore It s not like it makes a difference if I know that our characters are on 7th street or on 59th all I need to know is how far they have to run ehI think this is one instance that would work better if it was made into one large stand alone novel instead of 3 short 230 pages books I guess one argument for it being so short is that the slow pacing never has time to bore but it did leave time to ponder and get impatient for answers I will definitely be reading the seuels I did really enjoy it despite it not being perfect this is the type of apocalypse that fascinates me for real You re suddenly in a world that just went poof With that said I m thinking the series when finished will be better rated than its individual installments Either way the ending of this one alone is brilliant thus worth the read At least I think so A copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads As you can see from my rating I thought is book was OKAY It didn t take long for me to read and I definitely wanted to finish once I started but At times the story was boring Even though the kids in the story explored the building they decided to consider their Home Base we didn t get to see a lot of what they did It was just skimm Personal Response Chasers was not a very good book in my opinion and I didn t really like it It was confusing to read because James Phelan decided not to Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing with Life use anyotation marks when the characters were speaking and I couldn t always tell when someone was talking or if the text was saying something about them or what they were thinking in their head I "also didn t like how most of the story was based on only four characters three of which "didn t like how most of the story was based on only four characters three of which t actually alive any they were the main character s imagination and so the plot got slightly boring where there was no interaction with any other characters There were some good suspenseful moments but for the most part I didn t like Chasers as a wholeSummaryview spoilerThis book started off with four kids including the main character Jesse riding in a subway car below the streets of Manhattan when they start hearing loud noises and then they see a fireball racing down the tunnel behind them Everybody except them is killed by the resulting crash of the subway The four find a way to get back to ground level where they see mass destruction in the city and people These people though have a strange look and keep drinking from puddles ponds and anywhere else they can get liuid some are even drinking the blood of the people who were killed in the rubble A group of these blood thirsty Chasers followed the four kids and they eventually took refuge in the 30 Rock building which would become their home and fortress They worked to fortify the building and searched apartments for things that could come in handy Eventually Jesse went around in the city to try to find a way out to other survivors After he returned the four made a plan to go to a boat dock and find a way to safety by going p the United States Atlantic coast They were seen by Chasers as they were going and Jesse distracts them while his friends escape but he begins to realize that they had died In The Subway Crash And He Has the subway crash and he has imagining them the whole time hide spoiler 1 I decided to read this book as I got a chapter of it free in another book I read and loved it2 I found the setting of abandoned New York city interesting The idea of a city with thousands of apartments left
Untouched To Loot And Raid to loot and raid have a bit of fun with the lawless society they live in now Also the ability to have fun with abandoned cars and the fact that it snows the whole of winter3We are all storytellers We write our stories where and when we can This is mine I have nothing I have everything I am alone I liked this ote because it hit me that writers are just persons who can put stories on paper anyone could be a storyteller but only those with means to express it are ever heard4 In this book as the title suggests I learnt a bit about how being alone or not being alone has its advantages It made me think that I do not need others to make me feel happy all I need is myself and something to keep me entertained FINISHE. In ruins And the only other survivors are infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predato. ,
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AFTERGLOWDuring the first half of this book I was pretty sure I wasn t going to love it Like it yeah like 4 stars like But then I read thisWe are all storytellersWe write our storieswhere and when we canThis is mineI have nothing I have everythingI am alone Maybe you have to have context for this to hit you as hard as it hit me but it was at this moment that I All Things Consoled understood the theme appreciated the series title and fell in love with the book It s a little less than 34 into the bookI wrote this earlier in the day at the 40% markI read the first half in a few hours last night and had trouble sleeping Yay for prayer It was only after some hardcore praying that I was able to go to sleep I think I ll try to read the rest of it during the day and then wash it down with some My Little Pony or something It s just scary and way too realistic feeling There are slow parts which I appreciate in a zombie esue post apocalyptic book and those real survivor parts make it feel a little like Castaway Castaway with zombies So yeah I gotta say though the writing is surprising in a good way The beginning bit has normal dialogue just like any other book but after the event happens theotation marks all disappear and you get this feeling like it s all happening in Jesse s head almost Very interesting mechanism there I d say it makes the dialogue feel A Gin-Pissing-Raw-Meat-Dual-Carburetor-V8-Son-of-a-Bitch from Los Angeles urgent and like it s being processed through the fog of trauma As a writer myself I always love to see the ways authors pull off something like that James Phelan has done a fantastic job on his first YA novel I ll be reading the whole trilogy The books are shortish and take place over only a matter of weeks I ll keep youpdatedTime to Cracked (Soul Eaters, update you I would definitely keep the Castaway comparison from my comments above but the chasers aren tite zombies They re something else A couple of times they re compared to grazing cattle and in the end the way they evolve from the beginning is very surprising I guess if I were pitching this I d say it s 28 Days Later meets Castaway for teens with an Aussie narratorThe character arc of Jesse our main guy the Aussie works really well throughout the story By the last page I feel like his twelve or so days post event have done their work He s changed for the better Honestly that s a tricky feat for a post apocalyptic book There s so much going on the need for so much world building and explanations that authors sometimes fudge on the character growth a bit Not James Phelan This book truly was about Jesse I guess if he fudged anywhere it was on the world building and explanations You only learn as much as Jesse does and he s pretty scared so he doesn t take risks than he has to which means your information will be limited too Other reviewers complained that we didn t see of the chasers action thriller I felt the suspense during the Party Politics in America uiet moments sustained me well I did not need chasers Not at all In fact without the thoughtfulness of this book it wouldn t have made it to Afterglow It would have been just another zombie book It was only in getting to know Jesse and his friends that Inderstood the major themes came to see the chasers as than zombies and got that cathartic feeling of personal growth for myself Last few pages pure gold Loved them I will just say read during the bright noisy happy day Do not read this at night Or if you disregard my admonition at least keep My Little Pony Ueued Up For Pony Put off thy shoes ueuedp for I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewChasers by James Phelan is about a group of kids that are stranded in New York after some event happens that leads to possibly zombies not really sure what they are Personal ResponseI think that it was a very good book it interested me very much I think that the author did a very good job explaining what was happening and how the characters reacted to all the events that took place I do have a few Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky, uestions though What caused all the buildings and craters and destruction to happen What caused all the people to have annuenchable thirst and to be so desperate that they would drink another humans blood PlotThe children traveled to New York City and then there subway
car crashed thecrashed The were the only survivors of the crash The children finally got out of the subway to find all other people having an nuenchable thirst and drinking from dead bodies The other humans even tried to kill the children The children escaped and went into a skyscraper They stayed there for a while with two of the children both making solo voyages into New York City Then they left there for a while with two of the children both making solo voyages into New York City Then they left skyscraper for a boat to try and escape New York City but they got split p and one hid in a building the others whereabouts are Shattered Pillars (Eternal Sky, unknownRecommendationI would recommend this to middle school boys that like action and fictional creature books as it contains people that are like zombies I think girls would not like this because girls don tsually like killing in their books I find your lack of otation marks disturbing This was a very easy read it only took me so long as Christmas activities got in the wayPhelan is a good writer but parts of this book I found rather boring and repetitive Some scenes are skimmed over which would be really interesting to read if Phelan had gone in to detail instead of rushing it such as the exploration of a decaying city or the exploration of apartments in an empty skyscraper These scenes felt like filler to a back story but if they had been given attention they could have added extra depth to the book as a whole and certainly would have helped with the world building which felt a bit Jesse is on a school trip in New York when his subway carriage is rocked by an explosion When he and th.