After the world was ravaged by a viral apocalypse, Blackwater is one of the only colonies that remains. The survivors came together to create this safe haven. Nestled between a fierce river and a city’s flood wall, the well-being of its residents hangs on a long-established treaty with the night-walkers. Sounds simple enough, but lately, the people of Blackwater have been dying, and the humans believe the night-walkers are to blame.Porschia Grant starves for more than her parents’ affection. Forced to enter the rotation, she will be given extra food rations in exchange for becoming a vampire’s breakfast and dinner for a week. The rotation has an extra responsibility as well: leave the colony and enter the dangerous forest to hunt for food. A night-walker will protect the hunters from the infected that roam the woods. But with the treaty hanging in the balance and tension between the humans and vampires rising, anything could happen in the darkness.
What would you do if your only chance at survival might kill you?
Zombies and vampires in the same story—priceless!
The more I read by Casey L. Bond, the more I love her writing. Frenzy has to be one of my favorites, so far. I got to read a smash up of dystopian and paranormal all in one book and loved it!
The characters in Frenzy were splendid. Porschia (I love the different spelling) was strong, brave, and utterly determined. Her circumstances should have evoked pity in the reader. Instead, her willingness to stand up for herself made me applaud her. Shame on a parent who would treat their child in such a manner. Saul was a smart, loyal, and courageous young man. He realized Porschia’s strengths and respected and loved her for them. And then, there was Roman. He came across as wanting to do the right thing for everyone’s survival. But his admirable qualities had their dark side.
I appreciated how Bond wove in Biblical references. There was the ominous passage from Exodus in the beginning of the book. Frenzy is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a major illness wipes out a vast majority of the population. Quite similar to plagues which descend upon mankind to wipe out depravity. Saul’s name is a Hebrew name from the Bible meaning ‘asked for’ or ‘prayed for’. Porschia, when faced with an ultimatum, goes to the town’s church hoping to find a solution. Saul became the answer to her problem.
The details of the zombies were impressive, great visual and sensory images. I wouldn’t have wanted to run across one of the Infected. The smell alone would have helped me keep my distance.
The vampires Bond created did have traces of modern lore—swift motion, special rings, the ability to remain in daylight, compulsion. The concept of a rotation, however, puts a fresh twist on the whole vampire storyline.
In Frenzy it’s not the zombies nor the vampires you should be afraid of. It’s a parent overwhelmed by grief who orchestrates a horrific event. Sometimes the monsters live at home.
I can’t wait to read the next book in this tale.
(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:
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