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Everyone says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  And while this is true, a great cover will always grab my attention.  Suckers is one such book, from the first time I saw the bus on the deserted road with the flock of bats (?) blocking out the moonlight while giving chase; I knew this book was for me.

Dan and Ray are the best of friends, they would do anything for each other.  When Dan’s infection causes him to have an insatiable thirst for Blood, Ray comes up with a plan.  What makes this plan work is how absurd and realistic it is.  I know that seems like a contradiction, but the truth is that the crazier the idea, the more likely you are to find someone to do it.

Z. Rider has demonstrated her ingenuity with Suckers:  the origin of the infection, the transmission vector and what the characters do to save themselves.  Apocalyptic infections have been used so many times, Z. Rider has made it fresh, different and exciting.

The relationship between Dan and Ray is the glue that holds this story together.  They are the best of friends, but polar opposites in so many ways.  I really enjoyed how they both developed as characters through the story.

I am excited to see what new twists Z. Rider will bring to the horror genre next.

*4 Stars

Suckers By Z. Rider