Taylor Says… Read This Book by Justin Cronin

By Leslie Moore

The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Passage
by Justin Cronin

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”

If you like an exciting, spooky story, this one is for you. It starts off with law enforcement officers gathering death row inmates for a secret government experiment that hopes to create “immortal humans.” Of course, the experiment doesn’t work, and the first twelve subjects instead become immortal, blood-thirsty vampires. The thirteenth subject is a twelve-year old girl, Amy, and with her they finally succeed in creating a true immortal. The vampires or “Virals” break free of the prison and subsequently kill most of humanity, except for a few small pockets that survive in high-walled, heavily guarded communities.

Nearly one hundred years later, the Earth is a much different place. A party from one of the encampments receives a radio signal from the original military installation that created the Virals. The message instructs anyone who finds Amy to bring her there. The group decides to journey to the military installation and see if anyone survived, and on their journey they find Amy hiding in a shopping mall…

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written a riveting story of human endurance in the face of massive disaster. This is the first book of a trilogy; the second book, The Twelve, was released last year, and the final book, The City of Mirrors, is due to be released next year.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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