This book is pointless. The last book ends well. I gave the first book 5 stars because it was unique and entertaining. This book is completely pointless however.
The Fallout (The Compound 2)
It's pretty much just the characters living a normal life so far and maybe with a mystery of people following them or something. This book makes no sense. The last book set up another mystery at the end of the book. It's a mystery that would have been fine left unsolved the last book wrapped things up well enough.
However this whole book could have been another adventure centered around solving this mystery. I'm pretty sure from what I read that this book is focused on something else and not the thing from the last book. View 1 comment. Dec 24, M. Nichols rated it it was ok Shelves: young-adult , science-fiction. This was a bit disappointing. I was interested in reading more about the characters in the first book and see how they are adjusting to their new life and the emotional abuse they faced for all those years. However, this book took a bit of a turn into the sci-fi realm. The first book was all about being stuck in the Compound and them trying to get out--a pretty standard thriller story set in the real world.
What happened to them isn't something completely out of the realm of reality as there are This was a bit disappointing. What happened to them isn't something completely out of the realm of reality as there are real-world examples of people being held captive for years. It did talk for a brief moment about the idea that the Dad was doing experiments into cloning, but it was brushed off as he was obviously mentally unbalanced and overall a very minor plot point. About halfway to three-quarters through, the story suddenly jumps into the realm of sci-fi by introducing this new technology and science that was so improbable and far fetched in the real world that I couldn't believe it was actually part of the story.
I just figured it was another crazy cloning side plot, but it wasn't. It didn't feel like it fit in with the type of world set up in the first book and most of the second book. Plus, there were a few times that I wanted to yell at the main character to stop being stupid and realize what is going on.
There was an inconsistency with the hero's ability to logic things out. He would be ridiculously blind one moment and then suddenly he would have this amazing moment of brilliance and remember some random detail barely introduced in the background of a scene that made him realize what was going on. A bit bizarre, really. I liked the first book, but this one doesn't really fit in with it and isn't good enough to stand on its own. View 2 comments. Mar 09, Adrian rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Eli is running for his life trying to make it on the jet were his brother and sister are.
The jet is getting faster and Eddy opens the door for Eli. Will Eli make it???
View all 4 comments. Dec 23, Tyler rated it it was ok Shelves: thriller , young-adult , science-fiction. This was a weird book. Pretty similar to the first one in the series. Just average characters and writing, but really good pacing and suspense. It was the end that was crazy.
Just so farfetched and hard to believe. Drops it from a 3 to a 2 star. This series was entertaining but not much else. Aug 24, Suzanne rated it it was ok Shelves: for-slj. Full disclosure: I didn't read , but it sounds like a nice quick pick for readers that don't ask a lot of pesky questions. I checked out a copy to have with me while reading this one, but after skimming a few summaries and reviews--and really, I think I might have read the first 50 pages or so of the first book years ago, but didn't care to finish--I was fine to plunge ahead and see what the author was trying to do here.
Ultimately, I'm not sure what she was going for. It's been longer than Full disclosure: I didn't read , but it sounds like a nice quick pick for readers that don't ask a lot of pesky questions. It's been longer than many authors take on sequels, and the end product read as rather forced, meandering, and often downright boring. Perhaps big fans of book one will enjoy reading about Eli's meals and clothing, where his family is living, birthday decorations for one of his younger siblings, and when they pass a stomach bug around, but I kept waiting for either some suspense to build the narrative into a thriller with some momentum or for a character-driven book to make me give a damn about the people in the story.
Neither happened. After some posturing and fury in the first pages from Mom that the fifteen-year-old boys couldn't take over their control-crazy billionaire dad's company until they were 25, they have to deal with Rex's right-hand man Phil, who knew about their experimental six years in the compound, being at the helm of the business.
The reunited twins take a trip to the offices one day to find a little something to dabble in, and the first grant-recipient folder about the Progeria Institute that Eli touches results in a strong-armed concession for him to visit and learn about the extremely rare disease that ages children. Eli is able to meet a cute girl, but even that plot point fizzles. Unsurprisingly, Eli puts some simplistic and far-fetched pieces together: a fire years before destroyed aging research, conveniently not backed up by the Institute's head and he links this to some suspicions about the company's nefarious practices.
Patient readers will eventually get to what the novel intends to be surprises--not so much--some poorly told action sequences, and an abduction to an island southwest of Hawaii for Eli and some of his siblings. I suppose Eli is the hero, and readers that came to care about him in what sounds like the better written first tale may want to follow his adjustment to the real world, but he never comes to life for me, and finishing was a chore.
Why would I care what people were wearing to dinner in the secret island lair? Why would I believe that he was compelled to discover Phil's middle name, and that this information would be the piece of the puzzle that puts a conspiracy together for him just slightly before the villain pretty much cops to it all anyway?
No strong characterization, taut plotting, convincing or surprising reveals save a tepid sequel that would seem to satisfy only the least demanding fans of THE COMPOUND and will almost definitely not garner new acclaim. View all 3 comments. Jul 06, Lindsey Lynn thepagemistress rated it really liked it. But it continues after Eli and his family get out of the compound. They are trying to readjust to life and just be normal. Are they really safe though? Dislikes: The line I hate most was used, I'll paraphrase. I have read two books this month alone with that line in it.
Other than that, this book started a little slow for my taste. Likes: I really enjoyed the plot twists in this installment. There were some clever tricks. I really enjoyed seeing more of the characters personality traits after the compound as well.
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I feel like that really helped us connect with the characters more. Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this book and how unique the story is. I highly suggest anyone who is into, dystopian or physiological thrillers. This book will definitely surprise you. Sep 11, Jeremy N. Sep 19, Kim rated it it was ok Shelves: library-now. Fast read and book was ok. I just hate how the author keeps trying to put so much towards the end and raps it all up so fast.
It's ok I like the story but it gets really confusing and it jumps from topic to topic every chapter so it's ok. Dec 07, Cheryl rated it really liked it. Eli and his family have escaped their underground prision. Now they have to adjust to life back above ground. Only they people think they are freaks. Also there is the issue of who runs the company that Eli's father was in charge of prior to his death. Currently it is run by Phil who was Eli's father's right hand man. He is evil like Eli's father. Eli and his twin brother are suppose to run the company but Phil will not give up control.
In addition, as Eli adjusts to his new life, he discovers t Eli and his family have escaped their underground prision. In addition, as Eli adjusts to his new life, he discovers that his father's experiments are still happening.
I have never read the Compound, the first book to this one. I knew that the Fallout is the sequel to the Compound, however it sounded intriguing to me that I wanted to read this book even having not read the first one. Luckily, I got an good idea of what Eli and his family had to endure with his father living underground.
Only a mad man would so something like this to his family. Which is exactly what Eli's father was. I felt an instant connection with Eli and his family, dispite having not read the first book. I read this book in one sitting. It was a fast paced book that even although there were no real surprises except for one, the ending was good. I now will go back and read the first book. Feb 05, Noah Berg rated it it was ok. When I first saw the book I was so exited. It seemed like it was going to be a great read, but as page pass, I slowly lost interest. It was much more then it had a lack of entertainment, but the plot is almost impossibl;e to follow.
I would avoide reading this book, and here's why. From the beginning the book try's to make a mystery around the idea of Eli and his family in a underground bunker. While this is a great idea it was horribly executed. The reason for this was because there was not enou When I first saw the book I was so exited. The reason for this was because there was not enough build up to the conclution. When the conclusion finally came I had already forgotten about it. Another big problem with the book is there is nothing that really connects me and the main character Eli, on a personal level.
If Eli were to be injured or die I would probably not even feel remorse or sadness. One last final complaint I have with the book is that the plot is very hard to follow. Every minute you are hearing new facts that don't fit into the story line. There's no logical sequence of events throughout the whole book.
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So in conclusion, if you want to waste a few hours of his life, then read this horrible book. Sep 16, Sanshray rated it it was amazing. I thought of this book as a very mysterious but action filled book, about a family who tried to fit into the normal lifestyle, after they were in an underground base for 6 years. It made me think of how could they possibly try to fit in, when they had just gone through a stage of their life, where they were about to die, and only had their family with each other. It is a wonderfully written book, with continuous flow, and it gives you a special bond with your family, to know that they are always I thought of this book as a very mysterious but action filled book, about a family who tried to fit into the normal lifestyle, after they were in an underground base for 6 years.
It is a wonderfully written book, with continuous flow, and it gives you a special bond with your family, to know that they are always there for you, and they are not some psychopath parents that don't help you through life unless that you do have these types of parents. It also tells you that you have to do whatever is for the good, even if it is something that you should never do, it could be for the better.
It makes you think, how would it be like to live in an enclosed area with only your family to talk to- to going into the real world again, and living a regular life of a regular person. Sep 19, Jason F rated it it was amazing. The Fallout is about Eli Yannakakis and his family adapting to the real world. The last couple of years has been tough for them considering that they lived in an underground compound for six years with a crazy dad. The world has changed a lot since those six years have gone by and Eli starts to wonder if he is being followed.
He starts seeing weird people trying to blend in with his everyday life. He gets curious and starts to uncover some clues and finds out some stuff that had to do with the c The Fallout is about Eli Yannakakis and his family adapting to the real world. He gets curious and starts to uncover some clues and finds out some stuff that had to do with the compound.
Will Eli and the rest of his family make it out or will he wind up dead? Read the book to find out. I recommend this book to people that enjoy action, adventure, suspense, and mystery. Mar 11, Jameah rated it it was amazing. Bodeen has done it again! This sequel to "The Compound" is astonishing and it definitely should be on every student's "Want to read" list.
In this book, Eli and his family are just recovering from their under ground home for the past 6 years, The Compound. Although his father was killed in the fire, his family still moved on and are trying to remain hidden and unknown. Now, with their dad's assistant Phil taking over YK industries, they have another problem to face. Eli and his family late S. Eli and his family later encounter many surprises so read to find out. This book deserves 10 stars and I would recommend this book to everyone. It's definitely something that I think every student should get a chance to read. Thumbs Up to S.
Jun 08, Taylor rated it liked it. It was a decent sequel and had some twists I wasn't expecting, but it was a little slow for the first half. It made sense for the overall plot arc, and it threw the momentum into where it mattered. But I needed a little more to keep me engaged until the real stuff was starting. Pretty similarly written to the first, not bad, fun to read, but nothing spectacular.
Jan 05, Kayley Parten rated it it was amazing. This book was really amazing and the idea the author thought of for this universe is jacked up. But that's ok because the crazier the better. In the end Eli finally got Verity and has a happy ending :. Oct 27, Heather rated it it was ok.
Can someone please tell me why sequels never live up to expectations?
I thoroughly enjoyed The Compound , but The Fallout lacked everything that made the first one such a great read. The first half was painfully slow as the reader followed Eli and his family struggling to readjust to normal life but, my goodness, why the author would think anyone would be interested in a trip to Costco or a stomach bug that went through the entire family, I'll never know. The second half was a bit better and had m Can someone please tell me why sequels never live up to expectations? The second half was a bit better and had more action, especially the last or so pages, but the introduction to sci-fi elements so late in the book was unnecessary and, by then, I had lost interest and only skimmed through to the end.
The Fallout had promise but never delivered, and even though I would highly recommend The Compound , I could not do the same with the sequel. Extremely disappointed! Nov 17, Justin rated it it was amazing. Background Information: Fallout picks up where The Compound left off. The Yanakakis family minus dad has just gotten out of an underground shelter named The Compound, and are slowly re-integrating themselves back into society.
They have been trapped in The Compound by Rex Yanakakis, their dad for the past six years, and Eddy and Gram were the only ones left outside. Son of self-made Billionaire Rex Yanakakis, founder of YK, which is the largest technology company on the face of the planet. Fallout by S. Boden is an enthralling science fiction novel that is filled with action and suspense, and it is the second book in the series, The Compound. Eli Yanakakis is the protagonist in Fallout. He is also my favorite character in this book because I can really connect to him.
He portrays the typical teenager, except for the fact that he might be the richest teenager in the world. He still has girl problems, is a bit insecure, but still has a bit of a wild side. Also, he has a twin, just like me! Eli is a dynamic character. He changes from being scared of going out to having weekly outings with the family. Eddy Yanakakis, twin of Eli Yanakakis is also a major character in this book. Through him, I got a better understanding of Eli, and he portrays the popular teenager. He does normal things like sneaking out of the house at night, to hang out with buddy, Tony.
With that being said, Eddy and Eli still hang out a lot. Boden did a fantastic job developing the characters. I know almost every aspect to know about Eli and Eddy. Furthermore, with the minor characters, he clearly develops each of their relationships to Eli and Eddy. For example, Lexie and Eli are really close, and Lexie only tells Eli that she wants to find her biological parents, but is unwilling to tell Eddy, whom she considers an outsider.
I really love how S. Boden makes all these side relationships with Eli and Eddy, because it makes the book even more interesting, and it adds authenticity to the book. It makes the book even more relatable to the common teenager. The themes in this book are man vs. The man in man vs. A lot of people in society think that they are freaks because they spent the last six years underground, and they are afraid to even set foot outside.
It gets so bad that they are forced to move mansions, and hardly ever go into public, and when they do, they go out in disguise. This all leads into the man vs. They are afraid of the opinions of the public. That is why they hardly ever go out in public. It is more their own choice to never go out, not because society thinks that they are freaks. The man vs. Rex Yanakakis, also the husband of Mrs. Yanakakis, and father to all the children. This theme does not appear until later in the book, but at the beginning of the book, S.
She walked over to the sectional, where she perched on the edge of an arm, eyes wide. Lexie thought she was flirting with a cute teenager when she was actually flirting with a fifty year old man. This is also one of the prime examples of S. Boden using irony to add humor to the story. Over the course of the book, S.
Boden covers almost every teenage problem and experience. From sneaking out to girl problems, S. Boden really uses Eli to portray the typical teenager, and Eddy the popular teenager. Although the plot line is slower than the books I usually read, the themes were about the same, and I really enjoyed reading this book.
Boden does a marvelous job with character development, the use of foreshadowing, and plot twists. There is action and suspense, but more than other Sci-Fi books, teens can actually relate to this book, because it covers most teenage problems. I really liked this book, and the fact that it was different. I would recommend this book to any teenage boy, and anyone who would like to read something different. Mar 26, Chris B rated it really liked it. This book was pretty interesting, in a good way.
It has a unique setting and plot. Feb 07, Konstantin Dobrev rated it did not like it. Rarely is a good book like "The Compound" followed by such a bad sequel as "The Fallout". The plot didn't make sense at all, the characters are uninteresting and unsympathetic and the science behind the plot was utterly ridiculous even by the standards of popular literature.
The Fallout (The Compound #2) (Hardcover)
Apr 18, Wyatt Packard rated it liked it Shelves: ya-fiction. I was intrigued when I heard the sequel to The Compound was being released. I was also more than a bit surprised as, at no point, did I think The Compound needed a second book. There may have been some small foreshadowing at the end of the first book, as to whether the dad died in the explosion of the compound, but I honestly didn't think the author would bother as most everything was pretty self contained.
After reading I would have to say my original thoughts were right on the money. It has bee I was intrigued when I heard the sequel to The Compound was being released. It has been just a few months since Eli and his family escaped the compound and the control of their father, Rex. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
See details for additional description. This was definately not what I was expecting. The first half was lacking in excitement but the second half more than made up for it. Never saw the ending coming. Overall, a good read. Skip to main content. The Compound: The Fallout 2 by S. Bodeen , Hardcover 1 product rating 4. About this product. Stock photo. Brand new: lowest price The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
See details. See all 3 brand new listings. Buy It Now. Add to cart. Bodeen , Hardcover. About this product Product Information In this long-awaited sequel to The Compound , Eli and his family can run but they can't hide.