Monday, 12 January 2015
Review: Suckers: A Horror Novel
Suckers: A Horror Novel by Z. Rider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of Suckers in return for an honest review.
Dan and Ray decide to get some fresh air after their gig and instead of catching their ride back to the hotel they decide to walk. Unbeknown to the two, the short cut they take down an ally will result in an event that will not only change their lives forever, but will put their lives and those of everyone they know in danger.
Suckers was a really different take on vampires, zombies and a alien parasite that could wipe out the entire human race. It sounds like a mash up of different things when put like that I know, but it all works perfectly and comes together in what is a very good story.
The plot wasn't anything I could ever have expected or guessed it would be, it was unique and gave a fresh perspective to several different topics. Topics that if I am honest I feel have been totally overdone/rehashed by most and are cringingly cliché, but there is none of that happening in this story.
The relationship between the two main characters Dan and Ray really stood out in this book, their characters are well fleshed out and I enjoyed the interaction and different aspects of the two characters. The other characters were also done well, I enjoyed them all as a whole and the friendships, with all their ups and downs, were portrayed excellently.
I did find the start a little slow and it took me a bit to get into the story, but before long I was totally hooked and turning those pages eager to see what happened next. I found myself sat on my own in the dark in the wee small hours, book still clutched in my hands as everyone slept, refusing to sleep till I had finished and finish I did, in one night!
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