Product Added : January 24th, 2013
Category : Kindle
"This Best Selling Identity (Eyes Wide Open, Book 1) Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Eyes Wide Open is the mind-bending thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker which can be experienced THREE different ways. You choose:
1. As an episodic story. Read Eyes Wide Open as four shorter sequential "episodes" much like your favorite TV show. The ride starts with IDENTITY which is FREE in ebooks. Think of it as the pilot, offered free. If you like the story, continue with MIRRORS, UNSEEN and the grand finale, SEER. Begin the story for FREE now. Or…
2. As a single, novel length eBook. Don't want to read four episodes? No problem. At any point, you can get the entire story in one digital edition that collects all four episodes into one seamless story called EYES WIDE OPEN. Or…
3. As a paperback or audiobook. For those who love the smell and feel of paper, Eyes Wide Open is also available in paperback. For those who love to listen instead, there's also an audiobook.
FROM THE BACK COVER:
Who am I?
My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die.
I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking.
Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.
My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen. I'm about to die.
So who are you?
In a return to the kind of storytelling that made Black, Showdown and Three unforgettable, Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves.
Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally. (Young Adult)
Identity is wide-open from the beginning. After a few pages of meeting the characters, this takes you on a journey at warp speed. And this is a journey we all go on, aiming to find out who we really are.
What I liked:
1) It’s Dekker. As a fan of his work, I’m game for anything he writes.
2) Fast-paced storytelling. Some authors feel the need to build the story over time (and I love that), but this one, probably due to its short nature, doesn’t afford the opportunity to do so and jolts you along from the starting line.
3) The story’s ability to make you think. Classic Dekker, leaving you scratching your head and looking inward as you finish.
What I didn’t like:
1) At the beginning, it felt as if he rushed the writing. The first chapter didn’t seem very well-written to me. But it picks up from there.
2) The initial feeling that he used recycled characters. Christy initially reminded me of Renee from The Priest’s Graveyard and The Sanctuary, and Austin initially reminded me of Seth from Blink. But as the story goes on, this fades.
3) The error! Is the locket mentioned in the story from Target or WalMart? For those who read this, you’ll see what I mean. Maybe this is cleared up in future installments (I’ll revisit this review if it is), but it stood out to me, and with Dekker being such an accomplished writer, it seemed this wouldn’t be overlooked so easily.
All in all, if you like Dekker’s work, or if you like psychological thrillers, this story is for you. Enjoy!
Identity, part 1 of a 4 part series, sets the stage for two characters who are suddenly faced with the dilemma of mistaken identity. This premise is very Hitchcockian in terms of the psychological harm that is done to these 2 young people to convince them they are not who they think they are.
In order not to reveal any spoilers, I won’t divulge too many details into the story. The characters, Christy Snow and Austin Hartt are two young, smart individuals who are brought together by their unfortunate past. Christy, who is very self-conscious and desperate to understand her past, has a strong attachment to a locket that contains only the sample picture that came with it. She has no family that she can remember. When she realizes the locket is missing, Christy sets out to retrace her steps to find it only to put herself in a very difficult situation. She and her friend Austin, who also has no memory of his past but is brilliant to a fault, end up in St Matthews hospital as patients in their psych ward. The rest of the series will continue their journey as they discover the secrets of St. Matthew Hospital and the secrets of their past.
Ted Dekker has once again proved to be the King of creating a series that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire ride. Identity is fast-paced and addictive. I read the story in one sitting and quickly purchased the next book, Mirrors, to pick up where Identity leaves off. Bravo to Dekker’s promotional team as well for how they have presented this series. Offering the first book at a deep discount is sure to attract many NEW fans as well as Dekker veterans.