Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Book Review | 14 by Peter Clines

I normally start out my review by classifying the book in some fashion, but I have no clue how to classify 14!

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

Discussion:
Have you read 14 or Peter Clines's Ex Heroes series? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Are you a fan of speculative fiction? 14 rolls a lot of genres into one fun ride. Will you be reading?

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5 comments:

  1. Hell yes - instant fan! That is how I felt after reading Ex-Heroes! I came hoping for some clues but got none - haha its for the best...better I stay in the dark...yes in the dark where no one seems me coming *evil laugh*
    Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions

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    1. No way, man. No clues from me!! Haha. You have to read it for yourself!

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  2. Nice! I got this one as a gift but I haven't had a chance to read it as of yet. Considering I now have two of his books in the TBR, I'll be digging into one or the other pretty shortly.

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    1. Ooh, great gift. Pass them my address please. ;) I hope you do get to one of them soon. Is the other one Ex Heroes? I'm reading that right now - you can't go wrong with either one.

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  3. This sounds very similar to the unfortunately cancelled Park Avenue 666!

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