Unlimited [Nonfiction Book] ✓ Chasers - by JamesPhelan Í

  • Title: Chasers
  • Author: JamesPhelan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback

  • The trip of a lifetime just turned into the end of the world When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he s greeted by a living nightmare An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt The otThe trip of a lifetime just turned into the end of the world When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he s greeted by a living nightmare An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt The other survivors are not so lucky Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence Somehow, Jesse has to escape But first, he has to stay alive.
    James Phelan is the award winning author of twenty four novels and one work of non fiction He first studied and worked in architecture before turning to English Lit, working five years at The Age newspaper, obtaining an MA Writing and PhD Young Adult Literature Hachette has published his five geo political thrillers FOX HUNT, PATRIOT ACT, BLOOD OIL, LIQUID GOLD and RED ICE.From 2010 2011, Hachette published the widely acclaimed ALONE trilogy of Young Adult post apocalyptic dystopian novels.In 2013 2014, published James thirteen book adventure series about the dream work THE LAST THIRTEEN The multi award winning series 2014 YABBA, COOL, KOALA awards has been highly successful around the world, selling over a million copies in 18 monthsE SPY Hachette, 2013 , was the first instalment in a new series of suspense thrillers with the protagonist Jed Walker, and is followed by THE HUNTED 2015 , and KILL SWITCH 2015.James is currently working on a follow up trilogy to THE LAST THIRTEEN, thrillers, and an illustrated middle grade series titled GRANDPA SPIES.James has taught writing at post graduate level and regularly talks at schools, libraries and universities around the world Since 2006 he has sold over 4 million copies of his books.


    Wow I haven't had an ending catch me this off guard in a long time! Well played, Phelan! Well played! Almost grabbed you a 4 stars, there!Alas, the book isn't without its flaws. There could have been more action to stir things up, more Chasers for sure, and a LOT more answers even for a first book in a series--we basically learn nothing of what happened, why, or how far this apocalypse spans. All we know, is that Jesse and his friends got off the subway after an explosion and the whole city is i [...]

    Katrina Lantz
    AFTERGLOW:During the first half of this book, I was pretty sure I wasn't going to love it. Like it, yeah, like 4 stars like. But then I read this:We are all storytellers.We write our storieswhere and when we can.This is mine.I have nothing. I have everything.I am alone. Maybe you have to have context for this to hit you as hard as it hit me, but it was at this moment that I understood the theme, appreciated the series title, and fell in love with the book. It's a little less than 3/4 into the bo [...]

    Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Chasers by James Phelan is about a group of kids that are stranded in New York after some event happens that leads to possibly zombies (not really sure what they are). They fight to survive.I think that probably sums up the whole book. There's not much plot, just wandering around 30 Rockefeller Center and then wandering occasionally outside to see zombie like people. The characters are not very enticing, and if I had not gotten [...]

    As you can see from my rating, I thought is book was OKAY. It didn't take long for me to read and I definitely wanted to finish once I started, but At times the story was boring. Even though the kids in the story explored the building they decided to consider their Home Base we didn't get to see a lot of what they did. It was just skimmed over. Basically, there was too much talking and not enough doing. The ending is what really had me going, "Huh???" It might have worked better for me if the au [...]

    Ben MacKay
    1. I decided to read this book as I got a chapter of it free in another book I read and loved it.2. I found the setting of abandoned New York city interesting. The idea of a city with thousands of apartments left untouched to loot and raid and have a bit of fun with the lawless society they live in now. Also the ability to have fun with abandoned cars and the fact that it snows the whole of winter.3."We are all storytellers. We write our stories where and when we can. This is mine. I have nothin [...]

    A well written post apocalyptic action packed thriller about a group of teenagers trying to survive in New York after a mysterious "attack" leaves all its citizens strangely affected and in a vampire/zombie like state. This story has a good balance of action, suspense and introspection by the main character with an amazing plot twist and cliff hanger at the end. Stay tunned for the sequel!!

    Charlie Lewis
    Personal responseI think this was a very good book. Its has plenty of suspense and a twist you'd never guess. This is one of the best books i have ever read. I love the action and sense of survival in this book.PlotJesse is with Anna, Mini, and Dave on a subway when a fireball derails the train they were on. The four of them are the only survivors on the train. They find a manhole and climb out of the subway through it. When they emerge from the manhole, they find people drinking everything incl [...]

    Got this at an airport a few months back, but finally got the time to read it over the weekend - and what a read! I then googled the book to see what people are saying about it, and it's cool to see that I'm not alone in my reaction.I've since loaned Chasers out to a friend at work who doesn't read many novels, and sold him on the premise as "I am Legend" meets "The Sixth Sense". I'll get him to report back here once he's done.I love the zombie/post-apocalyptic type genre, and this first book an [...]

    Logan Bartel
    Personal ResponseI liked this book because it shows what could happen if a different country attacks one of the United States biggest cities such as Manhattan. I also liked the how Jesse, Dave, Mini, and Anna acted like real 14 year old kids. The only thing I really disliked was how at the end you find out that Dave, Mini, and Anna weren't actually alive in the whole book but that Jesse was just imagining them.Plot SummaryThe book begins with 4 unlikely friends from 4 different countries standin [...]

    Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
    Review:I've had this book to review awhile now and was so excited to finally sit down and read it. While I did end up finishing Chasers it left me feeling deflated and confused. How could such a great idea turn into such a bunch of nothingness? While Chasers was certainly an OK book it wasn't nearly what I expected it would be and here is why:The Characters: Anna, Dave, Min and Jesse were the sole focus in the book. Jesse was the Main Protagonist but I found him to be boring and I was left scrat [...]

    Tara Calaby
    Wow, what a gripping novel Chasers is! It took me a couple of chapters to grow accustomed to Jesse's first person voice but, once I got a little further into the book, it was extremely hard to stop reading. Now, having finished it, I'd be picking up the sequel right away if it weren't for the fact that I have other books I'm committed to reading first.In a lot of ways, the general storyline of Chasers is not particularly ground-breaking. It's a fairly simple tale of post-apocalyptic survival (wi [...]

    A group of teenagers working on a UN mission gather in New York just as the city comes under attack. The survivors escape the subway to find destruction and death, and that something has turned people into bloodthirsty monsters. Now they must find a way to survive the city and look for a way to escape.This was a reasonably quick and entertaining read. It is never going to be viewed as a masterpiece but it was a decent apocalypse read, aimed more at the teenage market. On the plus side, I liked t [...]

    This was a very easy read (it only took me so long as Christmas activities got in the way).Phelan is a good writer but parts of this book I found rather boring and repetitive. Some scenes are skimmed over which would be really interesting to read if Phelan had gone in to more detail instead of rushing it, such as the exploration of a decaying city or the exploration of apartments in an empty skyscraper. These scenes felt like filler to a back story but if they had been given more attention they [...]

    Clare Cannon
    Imagine an apocalyptic world where the only other human survivors have a vampire virus that makes them want to drink you, alive. You would wonder how a novel about such a theme could possibly be bland, yet this one is. There is much waiting, a good amount of conversation, and very little action.The lack of action does offer scope for speculation about why the world has suddenly become so like hell, and who caused it. Yet the speculation doesn’t go deep either: Question: who did this? Why did i [...]

    OK. This was an OK book, I admit. By an Australian author. Except it was set in NY. I think this was kinda annoying Phelan just shoved all these NY place names down our throat Like, do we care?The lack of quotation marks annoyed me so freaking much. I know there was a reason for it, but it was still bloody annoying. The book had to fight to keep my attention, I'd skip a few words because I was bored then I'd be lost, because all of a sudden someone had done something amazing. The twist at the en [...]

    Maximillian Meyerhofer
    Personal Response:I liked this book because it had a mystery to it which I am usually interested in. Also, it had a lot of action in it, for example, shooting, running from zombies, and a run-in with a polar bear. One thing I would change about the book is that there is too much sitting around and just talking, which gets boring if it is in there for to long.Plot Summary:In the beginning of the book there was what they think was some kind of bomb that went off when Jesse was in the subway with h [...]

    andrew looker
    Personal ResponseI think that it was a very good book it interested me very much. I think that the author did a very good job explaining what was happening and how the characters reacted to all the events that took place. I do have a few questions though. What caused all the buildings and craters and destruction to happen? What caused all the people to have an unquenchable thirst and to be so desperate that they would drink another humans blood? PlotThe children traveled to New York City and the [...]

    Olivia (Bookcomet)
    Chasers could have easily have earned a five star rating from me. Easily. But there was one thing that really, really bugged me.The edition that I read had NO SPEECH MARKS. That's a major thing for me. I am seriously big on grammar, so that kind of thing really, really annoyed me. It also became really difficult to distinguish speech from non-speech. However, what I DID like was all the action. I was into the book on the first page! That's pretty rare for me, it usually takes me at least a chapt [...]

    I feel odd giving this book 3 stars. I liked it, then I didn't like it, then I liked it again, only to end up hating it. Honestly, the lack of quotation marks just annoyed me. You understand at the end WHY it's set up that way, but there could have been quotation marks and it wouldn't have detracted from the whole OMG! cliffhanger ending. I can honestly say I didn't even like the main character, and forgot his name early on. Reading the back of the book now informs me it was Jesse. The writing w [...]

    ♥ Ashleigh ♥contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
    holly shit what the hell? that ending was unexpected.did any one see that coming?? i certainly didnt. lol. it full tripped me outetty good little book, its deff a YA but i speed through it super quickly - prob because it had so much going on, in a good way deff interested in checking out what happens next - besides that not sure what else to say about this book.

    Wow. Just wow.This was a very quick and seemingly simple read. I was so glad to be proven wrong. The plot in this is rich and the twists were great. I loved that the Chasers were not the stereotypical zombies that appear in every other zombie book.The end left me absolutely speechless. I can not wait to get my hands on the next one.I loved it!

    (view spoiler)[Alone **with spoilers** OK that was a big WTF. The author spends all this time developing the  four main characters and the relationships between them, and then kills off the other 3. I mean I just can't win here! (hide spoiler)]

    14 April 2015: $2.99 on Kindle

    Cath Crowley
    Fantastic plot. Beautiful writing.

    I believe this one is my new favourite. I'm so glad I picked it up and read it.

    oh god, all the feelsdamn plot twists

    the end will leave you speechless a good way

    Dundee Library
    When four friends step out of their subway train after an explosion and find themselves immersed in a world of apocalyptic chaos, where do you begin? As they start exploring their new world looking for other survivors, they stumble across others not quite as they should be. They must now find various ways to survive and go on in a life unlike their old ways. This book started out very exciting, but as it went on, nothing seemed to add to the story line and it was rather disappointing.

    Bree T
    Jesse is a 16yo boy from Australia visiting New York on a UN Ambassador’s camp. He’s on a subway with 3 other friends he’s made on the camp – Dave a confident American boy, English girl Anna and Taiwanese Mini – when an explosion rocks the train. When Jesse comes to almost an hour later, he and his friends are the only survivors on the subway and they decide to find a way out before they are engulfed by a fireball like the one they just escaped or smashed into by another train.Out on t [...]

    Sakura Fujioka
    I find your lack of quotation marks disturbing

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