Monday, March 16, 2015
Review: Red Hill
“We all pretended it would get better, but the unspoken truth is always louder than the stories we tell.”
Title: Red Hill
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: Bought it
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon
This book was not at all what I was expecting. I knew it was a survival story but the back made it seem like a love story first. Plus, Jamie McGuire is known for romances such as Beautiful Disaster. Due to all the negativity surrounding that series, I was weary of this one. I am glad I read it though. While it wasn’t a favorite book, it was still an enjoyable read. I appreciated the plot and the characters and their journey of survival. I totally was not expecting the zombies at all, but it was written in a way that was almost believable.
My main issue with this book is that from the beginning we are following 3 different characters and their journey to Red Hill. While I knew eventually everything would intertwine, I feel like it took a little too long for that to happen. It was not until over 200 pages in that any of the character’s stories intertwined. I loved when they did, even when it was beyond the three main characters, but I wanted those connections to start earlier in the book.
I know this review is really short. This was a quick read for me and I do not have much to say about it. It was not really anything special, I enjoyed seeing what happened to the characters and their survival instincts, but it was nothing amazing. And I tried to keep what I have heard about the author and her other books separate from my thoughts on this book.
This would be a good book for people who want a short book that is pretty laid back and nothing too gory or intense. So if you want something that deals zombies, survival, and family then this is a good book for you.
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Let me know in the comments if you have read the book and what your thoughts are.