Suckers by Z. Rider


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About the Book

Book : Suckers

Author : Z. Rider

Publisher : Dark Ride Publishing

Pages : 328

My star rating : 3.5/5

You can buy Suckers from Amazon


Blurb from back of book

WHEN WORN-OUT MUSICIAN DAN FERRY decides to take a shortcut back to the band’s hotel, he picks the wrong dark alley to go down. Within days of being attacked by a bat-like creature, he becomes consumed with the need to drink human blood. Terrified of what will happen if he doesn’t get his fix–and terrified of what he’ll do to get it–he turns to his best friend and bandmate, Ray Ford, for help. But what the two don’t know as they try to keep Dan’s situation quiet is that the parasite driving Dan’s addiction has the potential to wipe out humankind.

Poignant and terrifying, heartfelt and ingenious, Suckers is a story of sacrifice and friendship in the face of an alien contagion that threatens to destroy humanity.


My Review 

This is my second book I have ever read in this genre. And I didn’t think I’d like them but to my surprise I have liked them both.

this follows Dan who with his best mate, Ray, and drug addict, Jaime make up the band ‘Two tons of dirt’. while travelling of tour Dan is bitten on the neck by a Strange creature that looks like a big bat. At this point I thought I was reading a rubbish vampire book that would be way too far fetched and unbelievable, but the more I read the more I cared about what happened to the characters. It focuses on the close bond between Dan and Ray.

For the first two chapters I kept getting Ray and Dan mixed up, but I think this maybe because they both had short names, but has the story unfolded each character came more real with their very own unique personalities.

This wasn’t just some kind of vampire/alien tale, it was really believable and told how Dan struggled to overcome the parasite that where inside him, leaving him with the urge for blood. I give this 3.5 stars


About the Author 

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From Goodreads :

Z. Rider grew up in New Hampshire and lives in the mountains of northeast Tennessee, where she spends most of her time in a windowless basement basking in the glow of computer screens, except when she’s out on the deck swing reading a book, or running off to catch a concert somewhere. Suckers is her first horror novel. Two more are slated to follow: Insylum on June 23, 2015, and Man Made Murder (book one of the Blood Road trilogy) on October 13, 2015.

You can find Zoe on Goodreads, FacebookTwitter and her website

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2 comments on “Suckers by Z. Rider (book review)”

  1. Thank you for the review, always great to be able to make informed decisions. I don’t tend to read vampire books, I’m more a crime thriller gal!

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