In celebration of “Frantic” book two in the series releasing today, I wanted to get the review for book one out there. I’ve been a huge fan of Casey’s for awhile now, so be sure to check out my interview with her here.

28053896Synopsis: After the world was ravaged by a viral apocalypse, Blackwater is one of the only colonies that remains. The survivors came together to create this safe haven. Nestled between a fierce river and a city’s flood wall, the well-being of its residents hangs on a long-established treaty with the night-walkers. Sounds simple enough, but lately, the people of Blackwater have been dying, and the humans believe the night-walkers are to blame.

Porschia Grant starves for more than her parents’ affection. Forced to enter the rotation, she will be given extra food rations in exchange for becoming a vampire’s breakfast and dinner for a week. The rotation has an extra responsibility as well: leave the colony and enter the dangerous forest to hunt for food. A night-walker will protect the hunters from the infected that roam the woods. But with the treaty hanging in the balance and tension between the humans and vampires rising, anything could happen in the darkness.

What would you do if your only chance at survival might kill you?

Suggested reading order for The Frenzy Series: Frenzy, Frantic, Frequency

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Review:

I think my heart is still beating out of my chest. Frenzy is an exhilarating thrill-ride in a unique post-apocalyptic world filled with dangerous beings. Some are unable to control themselves and others barely keep themselves from helping themselves because they have a treaty with the humans.

The world Porschia lives in is harsh, cold, and difficult to live in. Even her own mother despises her. I can’t even fathom having my mom hate me…it hurt my heart for poor Porschia!

One of the only ways to get extra meal portions is to volunteer for the rotation. In exchange for some blood, you gain protection from the nightwalkers while you hunt for food for the village (Nightwalkers are immune to the Infected roaming the woods outside the settlement).

Casey L Bond creates amazing characters who you can either relate to, love, or hate as they develop throughout the book. I appreciated that even though Porschia wasn’t overly moody and pitiful. She was ready to do what was necessary to survive even if she didn’t have much more hope for a future other than taking one day at a time. I finished this book in one day, because I couldn’t put my kindle down to live my life outside of Frenzy.

Book two, Frantic, just came out today. You better believe that I one-clicked that bad boy!

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