Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bestial by William D. Carl ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Permuted Press; Reprint edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451646852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451646856

About the book:

Beneath the dim light of a full moon, the population of Cincinnati mutates into huge, snarling monsters that devour everyone they see, acting upon their most base and bestial desires. Planes fall from the sky. Highways are clogged with abandoned cars, and buildings explode and topple. The city burns. Only four people are immune to the metamorphosis-a smooth-talking thief who maintains the code of the Old West, an African-American bank teller who has struggled her entire life to emerge unscathed from the ghetto, a wealthy middle-aged housewife who finds everything she once believed to be a lie, and a teen-aged runaway turning tricks for food. Somehow, these survivors must discover what caused this apocalypse and stop it from spreading. In their way is not only a city of beasts at night, but, in the daylight hours, the same monsters returned to human form, many driven insane by atrocities committed against friends and families during. Now another night is fast approaching. And once again the moon will be full.

My take on this book:
It's just like any other night in Cincinnati well that is until most of the cities population start experiencing something painfully weird. Soon they are being transformed into werewolves. There are four people who are immune to whatever is causing the transformation, and they somehow need to figure out what is going on and stop it.

I have read alot of vampire fiction but can honestly say that I have read  a handful of werewolf novels, and in all the werewolf novels that I read normally the werewolves are in the minority, but with "Bestial" the werewolves are the majority! I thought the author did a pretty good job of putting a different twist to the werewolves. The story flowed smoothly and moved along at a very brisk pace. The characters were well fleshed out and easy to relate too. I also liked the idea that the book was set in Cincinnati.

While fans of werewolf fiction will certainly devour this book, anyone who is looking for a fast paced novel with plenty of action, horror blood and gore will certainly want to check this book out! 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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