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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

REVIEW: Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner @JeremyXWagner

Rabid Heart 
by Jeremy Wagner

Thank you to the author for this copy and for Night Worms to include a copy as well in their February Package - Feral Love.

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Publish Date: August 10, 2018
258 Pages
Genres: Horror, Apocalyptic

How far would you go for love when all you love is DEAD?

Six months after the Necro Rabies pandemic has turned the world into hordes of rabid undead known as "Cujos," 21 year-old Rhonda Driscoll discovers her zombified fiancé, Brad, in her old hometown.

Fearing that her Marine Colonel father will kill undead Brad, Rhonda flees, taking a road-trip with Brad in tow in hopes of starting a new life in a frightening and uncertain world complicated by numerous perils, pure horror, joy, heartbreak, and unconditional love.

My Review:

I love a good zombie book as much as the next person.  I do think Zombies have been a bit over-saturated and this was reminiscent of Warm Bodies and Shaun of the Dead so it's not a new story line.  However, in my research, I think I remember seeing this was originally written in 2012 where I think it would've been received slightly better before the full on Zombies started taking over the more modern mainstream.

That being said, I really enjoyed this!  In the beginning, I was like WHAT... Rhnnnnddd…. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Maybe I don't love enough, but I'm pretty sure if my fiancé turned into a zombie, I'd pop a cap in his head socket and be done with it... and I'd hope he'd do the same for me! But as all tragic love stories go, we love who we love and we want what we want. Just how far would you go to try and save your love?  I giggled at the Cujos name along with Deadnut.  I'm a child, what can I say.  It did make the book seem a bit farcical but I wasn't minding.  

What drew me into the story line most was the kids.  Oh these precocious kids having to grow up FAST in a zombie filled world.  Someone get Ellen all the emblems for her sash! When they entered the story, this is where it shined.  I was more worried about them than anyone else.

As the story progressed, I became more involved.  I wasn't fully invested but some of these characters... oh boy.. never help a man whose children locked themselves in the trunk.  Just saying.  Overall, I did enjoy this short ride and adventure with Rhonda. Zombie love stories do hold a place in my heart and I'm glad Wagner brought us his.


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