Review by Ner:
Author: Sarah Lotz
Release Date: May 22nd, 2014
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Pages: 467 (Hardcover)
Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Mystery
Read: from April 5 to 15, 2014
Source & Shelf: NetGalley | Kobo
ISBN: 9781444770360 (Hardcover)
They’re here … The boy. The boy watch the boy watch the dead people oh Lordy there’s so many … They’re coming for me now. We’re all going soon. All of us. Pastor Len warn them that the boy he’s not to–
The last words of Pamela May Donald (1961 – 2012)
Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe.
There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged.
And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone.
A message that will change the world.
The message is a warning.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This will be a small review because, I have to tell you that I have no idea how to put into words how this book made me feel.
The Three isn’t exactly a book as telling a story. This is more like a documentary explaining facts and theories about Black Thursday, the day when four planes crashed down at the same time with only three survivors: three children.
This book made me feel scared since we were dealing with something that we all went through with the 9/11. When there’s a big catastrophe, the whole world stops and our fears reach a peak. The Three explains everything from aliens’ theories to religious preachers talking about the end of the world with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse adding a bit of biography of the survivors’ families and friends.
There’s nothing that isn’t explored in the book. You actually end up believing in everything from the aliens to the horsemen. It’s insane.
But I think that what scared me the most in this book was the children. Reading their families’ excerpts made my heart drum so much with how these kids were the only ones who managed to survive and how. The “how” was the most asked question in the whole book. How and why. And reading that they did miracles, that they didn’t sound like themselves or that they didn’t acknowledge the rest of their family’s death scared the freaking hell out of me.
I guess this book is one of those that people must read and judge by themselves. I can’t write a proper review of this book without exposing my deepest fears and feelings. This messes up your whole system if you actually believe in almost everything paranormal or scientific. And how a catastrophe can change the course of humanity.