Friday, January 10, 2014

Review - Zombies! AKA Red Hill by Jamie McGuire


For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone means fighting for tomorrow is 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?


Zombies. They are so not my thing. I don’t understand the appeal or why everyone is so fascinated with them. In light of this, while I absolutely LOVED Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, I was leery about reading a book about a zombie apocalypse. But I was determined (even if it took me way longer than I normally take to read a book.)

While I am still not a zombie fan (Sorry Jamie!), I did enjoy Red Hill very much. It’s a well-written, engaging story that even made me cry a few times. It’s a story of survival, determination, love and hope for the future. It will keep you wondering what’s going to happen next with every new twist. It’s definitely worth the read.

Are you a zombie fan? Why or why not? Comment and then be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a KINDLE copy of Red Hill!




  1. Not really a zombie fan either, but I do plan to read Red Hill because I am a Jamie McGuire fan.
    Gotta say though, World War Z was pretty good...or was it just because I was staring at Brad Pitt through the entire movie....hmmm

  2. Great review Stephanie! Ok I guess I am in the minority right now. But I do like Zombies love to watch zombies and I am a huge Walking Dead fan. I like them I guess now don't laugh you sort of have to feel sorry for them because they were once your brother, or sister or parent and its not their fault they turned into a zombie to begin with. The sad thing is they are left to wander this earth without any hope. See I know goofy but its why I like them/feel sorry for them

  3. Didn't like zombies until recently and Beth just recommended this book to me. I went to Goodreads and I'll be doggoned if your review wasn't right on top! Hey Steph! :) I'll have to check this one out!

    1. Oh, that's too funny! You'll have to let me know what you think of it! :)