Book Review: 7 Sykos by Marshelia Rockwell and Jeffery J Mariotte

Detached from the world, how are seven psychopaths going to save it?

Phoenix is one of the most populated cities in America…but not for long. With a mysterious sickness spreading through the streets, two things are becoming very clear: there’s no cure, and it doesn’t necessarily kill you.

Instead, the so-called “Infecteds” have become a living plague, killing and eating everyone they come into contact with. Chaos is spreading, and no one is safe.

No one, that is, except for a group of psychos.

Somehow unaffected by the disease—and with promises of clemency for their monstrous pasts—a group of seven is sent downtown to hopefully find the cause of the disease…and therefore a cure. But when the asylum is the size of a city, it no longer matters who is running things.

Not when everyone is running for their lives.

Book Review: 7 Sykos by Marsheila Rockwell and Jeffrey J Mariotte

I’m a fan of a good zombie apocalypse tale. I like a lot of the movies and TV shows featuring zombies but I’ve always had a little trouble accepting the resurrected dead as being strictly science fiction. The authors tackle this deftly by presenting not the risen dead but living people infected with an unknown disease that turns them violent and going after the brains of the uninfected. Due to the physiological differences psychopaths appear to be immune.

 

The book starts off with an action sequence to get you hooked then settles into the building of introducing you to the Sykos. Once the band of heroes sets off on their mission they face increasing danger in a race against time to find the source of the infection before final measures are taken.

 

A wonderful enjoyable read with just enough description to let your imagination paint the gruesome picture without slowing the pace. Great character development that will have you cheering on characters that most would not find otherwise sympathetic. Overall very satisfying while leaving me wanting just a little more at the end.

 

Rating: 5/5 Metorites

 

Until Next time, See you among the stacks.

Duncan

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