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Synopsis: They were just sinkholes, harmless sinkholes that were spreading like wildfire across the country. Then the disappearances started. A few people here and there then the entire army, gone in one night. Jay and Jule quickly find themselves thrown in the middle of a dangerous situation that only gets worse when something else comes that takes everyone by bloody surprise.As they make ready to leave to gather with the rest of the family, something comes out of the sinkholes and begins attacking and killing everyone in sight. Before they know it they are in the middle of a war with an unknown enemy and an unknown agenda.Will Jay and Jule survive their encounter or will they find themselves twenty-six feet under at the bottom of a sinkhole?
What do you do when sinkholes begin opening all over the world and seven percent of the world's population is missing?
Resume life as normal in The Emergence…
The story centers around a married couple named Jayson and Jule. They are basically living in this apocalyptic world where these crazy sink holes have opened all around the earth and instead of anyone being concerned about them, they continue to go about their normal, everyday life. Soon, they discover that inside these holes contain these scary little alien-like dwarf men also known as “Uglies,” as Jayson likes to call them. These beings are crazed maniacs who are killing the humans and dragging their bodies into the sinkholes. The entire military branches have all disappeared as well as the President. All of the world’s security is missing and the civilians are left to fend for themselves. Jayson and Jule are on their own as they attempt to gather their families and flee.
The way in which the characters act sometimes is strange and questionable. Like what did Jule do behind the bedroom doors to calm down Sarah? Take a bong rip? Then Jay and Jule want to argue about the number of bags Jule packed while these beastly pint-sized men are trying to kill them?
Peter, the hitch hiking neighbor seems a bit suspicious. Why is he angry when Jay begins to collect weapons? Duh, it’s like a zombie apocalypse out there, of course they need to fight if they intend to stay alive.
Back to Jay…sure it's nice to have a plan, but during the middle of a crisis are you really going to pause, hash out a plan, argue about it and then act? Well that’s exactly what Jay does. Every. Single. Time. It’s almost as if he’s just stalling to buy more time because he’d rather not confront the danger in the first place, even though he has no choice. My thoughts on Jay: Jule has more balls than her husband. Everything about him is feminine, even the way he spells his name. He’s cowardly, argumentative and controlling. Blahhhhh
So besides my differences with Jay, I still enjoyed reading the story. It kept my interest and it was full of suspense.
But the ending completely lost me.
Here I was, expecting to learn more about these Teribiens, but instead I was introduced to Drorar Acric, leader of some higher presence that consumes souls??? I’m totally lost now and found that by the end of the book, I had more questions than answers. Hopefully some of these will be answered in book 2.