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*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“Oh my God.” Coral began to cry. “Ask him about Peter and Joey, please! I need to know they’re all right!”
“Wait, Doug.” Joan covered her exposed ear with her finger. “I still don’t understand. Tell me what happened and that they’re okay.”
While I wanted a little more in terms of horror from Craig DiLouie’s Suffer the Children, the novel is a really interesting look at the love a parent can have for their child and the lengths they will go to to save their children. Check out my snapshot review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
From the Goodreads Synopsis:
“From an acclaimed horror writer, a chilling tale of blood-hungry children who rise from the dead in this innovative spin on apocalyptic vampire fiction.
Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod’s Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave…and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were…but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?”