My rating: 3.5 stars!
My initial reaction when starting ‘The Alarmists’ was that I wasn’t going to enjoy reading this book. The first few chapters didn’t help to stop that train of thought, because it was boring and so descriptive that I had to reread some sentences for it to make some sense. I ended up reading the entire first chapter twice and the second time through proved to be less boring than the first.
I began reading ‘The Alarmists’ Thursday, May 19th 2011, which I thought was rather ironic, considering this book is about the end of the world and a lot of people were saying that Judgment Day was going to happen at 6:00 PM on May 21st, 2011. It didn’t, of course, because in The Bible Jesus says “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)
Once I got through reading the first few chapters of ‘The Alarmists’ it was more interesting to read. There still were parts that I felt went into too much detail but it was much easier to read. I really liked most of the the characters especially Brent, Maddy, Richards, Rawlings & Abby.
The plot was very interesting and intriguing & when I was reaching the end of “The Alarmists” I hardly put the book down. I also liked how there wasn’t any curse words in the book – although there were some parts of the book where it said “he cursed” or something similar to that.
Overall I liked “The Alarmists” – more than I thought I would.