[Review] Night Plague: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Title: Night Plague: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

Author: Rowan Rook

Published: September 1, 2014

Genre: Horror

Source: Purchased through Kindle Unlimited

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

Humankind will soon be extinct. A mysterious pandemic cut through two-thirds of the population in just four short years, and within another four, it will decimate everything - and everyone - left.

The last days are ticking by, relentless and ruthless, and the reclusive Mason Mild finds himself torn between a peaceful end and a brutal immortality. Between his hopeless, but comfortable days with his family, and something new...something violent and wild.

Have the fang marks above his heel dealt him an early demise or a second birth?

Spoilers ahead.

Night Plague is a gripping story with amazing detail that throws you right into the world. The author does an amazing job as a storyteller to keep you reading until you've hit the end at an abrupt stop, making you curse the fact that it's already over. As much as I stray away from the typical vampire story, the synopsis left no evidence of such, pushing me to buy it immediately.

Before continuing on through the story, I had one thought pass my mind as it just started introducing vampires.

"The girl Once named Sorrel Falley swung herself inside. Inside. She was inside his room."

My thought: What happened to the whole 'vampires can't step foot inside your house unless you invite them' thing.

Even with that thought, the more I continued on, I found that they weren't just vampires, they were... zompires (zombie x vampires). I get that the author wanted to differentiate themselves from the normal vampire fad that has been plaguing the bookstore shelves and movie/tv screens, so this was most definitely an unexpected twist for me.

Then, I was hit with something that completely threw me off (in the bad way).
"Perhaps the strain was designed to produce a breed of biological weapons -- super soldiers."
My thought: Umm... What? All of a sudden, I find myself in a sudden plot that vomited The Walking DeadDracula, and Halo? As much as I know that Sci-fi Horror can work, if done right (ie Aliens), I'm not 100% sure if this was even necessary. I understand the scene was them just putting theories into play on how they are vampires, but seriously? I'd need some sort of logic or some sort of back story or something if you're going to throw out some super soldier stuff.

Regardless of the very few bothersome things within the content, I very much enjoyed this book. I think I told myself several times that I would put the book down to do other productive things. Next thing I knew, it was late at night and I finished the book. This book will definitely suit thriller-lover's bookshelves/e-reader shelves very well and I highly recommend it to those looking for something new to read within this genre!

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