Dark Inside is the first of a Young Adult book trilogy written by Jeyn Roberts. Its sequel is Rage Within, with a third book known as Fury Rising.
The concept of Dark Inside is based on a familiar concept, the Zombie Apocalypse. But it's without zombies. Rather than being mindless monsters, something turns the majority of citizens into amoral, thrill-seeking, violent monsters who retain full brain capacity and personality traits. Their only pleasure is to hunt and kill, for the sake of it.
In this new, terrifying reality, four teens from different lifestyles must survive whatever awaits them and find safety...if they have the will to.
This book contains examples of:
- Ax-Crazy: Those who are afflicted by The Corruption.
- Anyone Can Die
- The Corruption
- History Repeats: It's implied these events have happened before; in real life, moral decay was seen before civilizations fell.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: A theme of the series.
- In-Series Nickname: "Baggers" and "crazies" for the corrupted.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Played with, as while the main characters qualify, they don't come together until the end of the book.
- Through the Eyes of Madness: Some passages are told from the POV of one of the corrupted people.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Similar themes, but no zombies.