Barking Madness by Ryan Hill

Barking Madness

Rosetta has nightmares. Vivid nightmares. We open with her in a nightmare. Walking down a path in the forest surrounded by peaceful noises and a bright luminescent moon. Then things take a turn for the worse. A black figure is stalking her. When she is talking to the black figure, a wolf steps onto the path. She takes a step back as it steps towards her. This sets the wolf in motion and she turns and runs. Knowing she won’t outrun it, she throws herself to the ground. She wakes up when the dark figure bites into her neck, sucking her blood and killing her.

Rosetta, her mother, father and sister are moving because of a new job offer her father received. They are moving to a town called Ashwood. When she says something about it being dark her father tells her that the elementary school burned down years ago and a few kids died so they renamed everything, including the town.

They finally make it to their house and Rosetta is impressed. As is her sister, Emily. This new house is WAY bigger than the previous house in Florida. The layout is unique and each of them run up and down the stairs several times before choosing rooms because their previous house had no stairs in it. They were excited for a change.

Things get bad for Rosetta and her classmates quickly.

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I liked this story. Rosetta could pass as anyone out in the world today. I am definitely liking the authors writing style and the characters and world building that’s done in this story. The story is set at a steady pace so it doesn’t feel like it’s taking forever to get to the action and the good parts. A great story from beginning to end.

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644 pages

$3.99 on Kindle

(I received this book in pdf format free in exchange for an honest opinion.)

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Dead New World by Ryan Hill

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I received this book free from Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review.

I LOVED reading this book. It’s pretty much a given that any book dealing with zombies is one that I’m going to love. And I really, really liked this book.

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The book starts out with Holt and Ambrose, who are best friends, when they are going out on their first mission. Everyone that was in the group ends up dead except for Holt and Ambrose. A horde of zombies had attacked but they were being led by The Reverend. He was a man that many people had rumored about but no one really knew if he existed or not.

Holt has a leg blown off by a mine and Ambrose is bitten by one of the zombies. A prosthetic leg is made for Holt. Holt is in and out of consciousness for four days before finally waking up. His first concern is finding out Ambrose is. The nurse, Nancy, let’s Holt know that Ambrose is still alive but a doctor from DC was flying in to examine him. Ambrose still hadn’t turned into a zombie. There were rumors of people who were half human and half zombie, those that survived the zombie bite.

Holt wants to see Ambrose and Nancy takes him down to the cells. Holt pleads with the doctor not to destroy Ambrose. What he didn’t know, was that the Colony was real and that people like Ambrose were allowed to live there and they weren’t discriminated against. Ambrose is treated differently. He becomes a LT and has a squad under his command and his Sgt is Holt. Most won’t listen to Ambrose because he’s not like them anymore and they won’t listen to Holt because he’s a sympathizer. But let’s just say that those who won’t listen get what’s coming to them in the end. ­čÖé

Fort Bragg falls to the dead meat as the zombies are called.  There are still survivors and standing when Ambrose, Holt and a couple others are ordered to go check on another station. Things go from bad to worse for the team on the way there. Only Ambrose, Holt and Baker make it out of the helicopter being shot out of the sky.

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There is so much stuff going on in this book. I love it! I really hope there is a sequel to this book so we can find out the few loose ends in the book. If you read it, I’m sure you’ll feel the same way!