Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.
There are some odd things about Nate's new apartment.
Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn't perfect, it's livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don't nag at him too much.
At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela's apartment. And Tim's. And Veek's.
Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.
Or the end of everything...
What the heck did I just read? 14 was a crazy read, and I loved it. I don't think one single assumption I made turned out to be correct. I'm scared to even say much about it so you guys will stay as clueless as I was about what was going to happen next. The mystery and the crazy turns are what made 14 such a fun read for me.
I will say that 14 is about a strange apartment building. A very strange apartment building.
If you are a fan of speculative fiction, I highly recommend you dive into 14. I'm an instant fan of Peter Clines, and I already have my hands on his superhero/zombie book Ex Heroes.
8/10: Great Read