19 Nov 2013

REVIEW: Red Hill by Jamie McGuire


When the world ends, can love survive?

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.

My Thoughts

Red Hill took me a long time to read (almost a month). Not because I couldn't get into it, but I unfortunately had reading obligations that I had to put Red Hill aside for. With that said, I did really enjoy the book. 

We are given multiple view points - Nathan, Miranda and Scarlet. It was great being able to see things from each of their perspectives, although I felt it deterred me from connecting fully with these main characters. I did connect with them, but not as deeply as I would have liked. There were quite a number of supporting characters too. These characters being woven into their view points took the focus away from the main characters a little. 

In true Jamie McGuire style, her writing did not disappoint. It was engaging and realistic, and I don't think I know anybody that doesn't believe a zombie apocalypse will happen sometime in the future. If I'm ever involved in one, I'd like to hope that I meet people just like the characters in Red Hill. Although diverse in their personalities, they all came together with the common goal of survival.

My Rating



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