Sunday, 14 July 2019

Review: The Passengers

The Passengers The Passengers by John Marrs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Passengers intrigued me from the moment I stumbled upon it, giving me the perfect reason to jump into a John Marrs book. I’ve been curious about the author’s The One for quite some time, but when The Passengers arrived at the library, my choice of which book was to be my introduction to John Marrs was made.

Although The Passengers was an interesting story, one I powered through in no time at all, it wasn’t quite what I’d been expecting. It was a book that had me desperate to see how everything played out, but I worked out too many of the things in advance. It didn’t quite have the shock factor I was hoping for, with too many things being obvious. Moreover, the ending felt too easy. It happened quickly, with all the information being dumped, and then it was done.

It was certainly a story that left me curious, it was one that hooked me, but it didn’t wow me in the way I’d hoped. I also found myself put off by what was clearly references to The One appearing far too often. Once would have been fine, but it happened repeatedly. I can deal with authors connecting their books, but it felt a bit too much with this one – especially with how it didn’t really add anything.

Overall, The Passengers was perfect for a quick read, but it wasn’t all I’d hoped it would be. I remain curious about The One, but I’m a wee bit tentative now.

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