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Don't Turn Around

Don't Turn Around - Don’t Turn Around didn’t capture me as much as I was hoping it would, but it was still entertaining. There was a bit of mystery to the story. The first couple of chapters were probably my favorite of the story, but they set me up for a bit of disappointment because the remainder of the book failed to keep that mysterious edge, for me.Noa and Peter are both likable characters. I enjoyed Peter’s chapters more, but I liked Noa more as a character. I’m not sure how that works, but it worked in the book’s favor because I didn’t get bored while reading about either of them. The secondary characters felt like strangers to me, even in the end, and I wish they had been explored more.The plot is definitely interesting and I liked the dystopian feeling it gave me from time to time. There is a virus called PEMA that the world is struggling to deal with and I think this has the perfect set up to draw readers in. I only wish there had been more of it, more of the devastation that it has caused, and more of the desperation that drives people to these extremes. In the end I think that was my issue with Don’t Turn Around. I wanted more time to get to know these characters and this world they’re living in, but then the book ends in a slight cliff-hanger, leaving me frustrated. Since it’s a series, I will say I think it’s worth giving a shot. It holds a lot of promise.2.5/5 Stars