October 14, 2010

SCAREFEST Review: Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller by Ben Tripp


And a warning that would come all too late . . . 

Forest Peak, California. Fourth of July. Sheriff Danielle Adelman, a troubled war veteran, thinks she has all the problems she can handle in this all-American town after her kid sister runs away from home. But when a disease-stricken horde of panicked refugees fleeing the fall of Los Angeles swarms her small mountain community, Danny realizes her problems have only just begun—starting with what might very well be the end of the world. Danny thought she had seen humanity at its worst in war-torn Iraq, but nothing could prepare her for the remorseless struggle to survive in a dying world being overrun by the reanimated dead and men turned monster. Obsessed with finding her missing sister against all odds, Danny's epic and dangerous journey across the California desert will challenge her spirit . . . and bring her to the precipice of sanity itself. . . .
From Simon & Schuster

Fresh fiction at it's finest.  I can't believe that this is Ben's first book.  It's well written and has more heart than most zombie books.  I would definitely recommend this book.  It gets five stars, easy.

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
October 26, 2010
384 pages
$15.00 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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  1. Mary D

    Don't you just love discovering first time authors?! Ben's novel sounds chock full of grisly goodness and I'm eager to read it :D

  2. I always love first time authors who are good. I would love to read it.

  3. thsi has a good main aspect my son loves...zombies.

  4. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 18, 2010 at 4:46 AM

    Oh boy! A first book by a brand new author and zombies and a plague and California..it doesn't get any better than this. Thanks for the chance to read and own it.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  5. I love to read new authors, and I love zombie stories. I'll have to give this one a try.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  6. I love to read new authors, and I love zombie stories. I'll have to give this one a try.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  7. I have never read a zombie story...a first for me!

  8. Sounds scary! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  9. I like the design of this book's cover!


  10. a female war vet
    plus you give it 5 stars ---
    that's enough to make me want to read this!

  11. i haven't read a lot of zombie books

  12. It sounds like a great book. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com