Feral

From James DeMonaco, the writer director of The Purge film franchise, comes the provocative and terrifying last stand of a lone outpost of women in the wake of a deadly pandemic Allie Hilts was still in high school when a fire at a top secret research facility released an air borne pathogen that quickly spread to every male on the planet, killing most Allie witnessed evFrom James DeMonaco, the writer director of The Purge film franchise, comes the provocative and terrifying last stand of a lone outpost of women in the wake of a deadly pandemic Allie Hilts was still in high school when a fire at a top secret research facility released an air borne pathogen that quickly spread to every male on the planet, killing most Allie witnessed every man she ever knew be consumed by fearsome symptoms scorching fevers and internal bleeding, madness and uncontrollable violence The world crumbled around her No man was spared, and the few survivors were irrevocably changed They became disturbingly strong, aggressive, and ferocious Feral Three years later, Allie has joined a group of hardened survivors in an isolated, walled in encampment Outside the guarded walls the ferals roam free, and hunt Allie has been noticing troubling patterns in the ferals movements, and a disturbing number of new faces in the wild Something catastrophic is brewing on the horizon, and time is running out The ferals are coming, and there is no stopping them With Feral, writer director James DeMonaco and acclaimed novelist Brian Evenson have created a challenging and entertaining novel of timely horror and exhilarating suspense.
Feral From James DeMonaco the writer director of The Purge film franchise comes the provocative and terrifying last stand of a lone outpost of women in the wake of a deadly pandemic Allie Hilts was still

  • Title: Feral
  • Author: James Demonaco Brian Evenson
  • ISBN: 9781101972700
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.As a noxious black smoke roils from a research facility, men start dropping like flies. Many will die quickly, the rest will go mad, turning completely feral in a matter of minutes. Husbands, sons, and brothers morph into monstrous beastie boys. The scent of the female of the species enrages them, and they attack. The opening had my interest, but it didn't take long for things to segue into something that was all too familiar. Yep. Insta-lov [...]

    2. My original FERAL audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.I got my first inklings that Feral, by James DeMonaco (creator of The Purge franchise) and BK Evenson, was going to be a troublesome narrative right from the very start. Allie, a high school girl who the male authors want to make sure we understand sleeps in the nude, wakes up to a text message prompting her to click an innocuous link, which ends up taking her to a site where she can watch her best friend havin [...]

    3. 2.5/3One of my complaints about the book has to do with the format. I didn't understand why some chapters were written in first person and others in third person. Like, having a first person narrative from the perspective of "Allie" for one chapter and then the scenes would continue in the next chapter but suddenly it's in third person about Allie. I did like that we got different perspectives from many characters, though.The premise was interesting and creepy, but I don't know. Something about [...]

    4. I received an e-copy from Netgalley for review purposes.Starts out strong, gets weaker as it goes along. I liked the concept, liked that it didn't drag out the start of the infection. The characters were mostly unlikable asshole types. I did not like the love story, nor did I like the ending.It was a quick read. It took me roughly two hours to get through.

    5. Man, this book started off so good I thought I was going to have to find a way to give it 10 stars. Strong women up against crazy odds, and they are learning, and kicking some ass physically as well as mentally. A thriller with smart and bad ass women in the lead. Love it. But then a love interest pops up and the brains slowly dissolve away. :( A few pages a go this character could have used her smarts and physicality to get out of any situation. Now, suddenly she's too busy thinking about a guy [...]

    6. I'm a fan of The Purge movies, so when I saw the writer/director had written a book, I was immediately intrigued. The first part of this book is fantastic - the reader sees through Allie's eyes how this apocalyptic event begins and the hard choices she makes in order to survive. Flash forward three years, and Allie has transformed from a talented lacrosse player worried about boys to a hardened feral killer with trust issues. Obviously, living through something like this will change a person, bu [...]

    7. This review and more on my blog bookdrblog.wordpressThis was a quick and easy read, a couple of other reviews that I’ve read claim that as this book went on it became really slow. I disagree. The pace does slow a little, but early on it is very fast so even slightly slower it is still well paced, you are never bored, there is no “down time” filled with long unnecessary explanations or descriptions, something interesting is always going on. The chapters are also quite short which I think mo [...]

    8. Although predictable, it was an enjoyable read on the zombie genre (in this case, all the males on the planet effectively became our mindless zombies, attacking women on site or scent.) Will read the sequel.

    9. Spoiler-free review of FERAL by James Demonaco and B. K. Evenson5/5Following a pandemic targeting only males, transforming even the most docile of men into violent, murderous monsters with incredible speed and strength, females must overcome insurmountable odds to survive in this new world. FERAL is a coming-of-age, dystopian horror novel, firmly set in themes most common to post-apocalyptic stories: survival and action.FERAL is the third release of Blumhouse Books. Having thoroughly enjoyed the [...]

    10. It started off rather more gruesome than I prefer, but calmed down a bit after. It basically reads like a movie. This means that there aren't really a lot of surprises. Movies usually go a certain way And this follows the formula to give you the kind of tension that a zombie-esque movie would do. I'm not sure I at all liked one of the later revelations and some of the weird thoughts characters had that sprang from it (really, end of the human race is looming and THIS is your takeaway?!). Plus, i [...]

    11. For all my reviews, visit Clues and Reviewscluesandreviews.wordpress Allie was still in high school when a fire at a research facility releases an airborne infection that spreads to every male on the planet; although killing most, the surviving men become consumed by symptoms like uncontrollable violence, strength and ferociousness. They are feral. As the world crumbles around them, the unaffected survivors (all women) ban together. As Allie scavenges for supplies for the group, she begins to no [...]

    12. We are knee-deep back into the apocalypse with Feral, a new science fiction thriller by James Demonaco and B. K. Evenson. This is not unknown territory for either Demonaco or Evenson as Demonaco is best known as writer and director for The Purge film trilogy and B.K. Evenson is a pseudonym for Brian Evenson whose Last Days remains one of the most memorable forays into weird speculative fiction in the 21st century. Yet in their collaboration, we enter a weirdly familiar zombie-esque environment t [...]

    13. Scary, creepy and kinda goodhated Allie thought she was obnoxious, thought loved seeing the new world through her eyes. I thought the book started off really string then got weaker then stronger again towards the end. Love the walking dead and this was similar, was an easy read and finished it quickly and enjoyed it too, a good read if your into this kinda bookd not a bad read if you're not!!!

    14. Back when I was still watching The Walking Dead (before all that Negan nonsense), I went through a post-apocalypse phase with my reading choices. Survivors scrambling to endure as the world falls apart around them while zombies and bad guys hunt them like dogs. As much as I enjoyed reading them, it didn’t take long to notice a pattern with the storylines and the type of characters in the sub-genre.There was usually at least one alpha male who coincidentally had an end-of-the-world “prepper [...]

    15. !SPOILER ALERT!This book has me so conflicted! The first half of the book had me desperate to love the entire thing, but it derailed.The good points:This book is so easy to read, despite some weird tense switching as chapters are told from perspectives of different characters.It's easy to totally immerse yourself in the horror of what's going on, especially when all of the men are struck down by an airborne virus which either kills them or turns them into adrenaline fuelled monsters (think 28 da [...]

    16. I received this as an ARC in a contestI keep going back and forth between 2 and 3, I was going to be generous with 3 stars but I couldn't. I enjoyed the first 50ish pages before it started to decline and then it got better towards the end. I hate to say this but you can tell that it was written by men. The main character is Allie who sees the world more or less come to an end after a fatal lab accident. For most of the novel she is 19 years old in a society of only women, and is her sister’s [...]

    17. This book started out quite strong. The beginning left me wanting more, had me going 'what the heck is going on?' and just compelled me to keep reading. After the first 40-ish pages, however, that changed. Allie really rubbed me the wrong way. She was quite obnoxious. She treated the other women with a certain inconsideration that I hated, although the other women seemed to do the same. On the other hand, Kim was wonderful. It is so refreshing to read books that have 12 year old characters who d [...]

    18. But not great. Maybe 2.5 stars. The formatting was a bit annoying, we have around 5 first-person points of view and then occasionally the story is told in the third person. It causes a disconnection with the characters. The story is really interesting but felt more like a romance than a horror.

    19. Feral by James DeMonaco and B. K. Evenson is a recommended take on a zombie-like apocalypse."The world, as it turned out, didn’t end in either a bang or a whimper, but in pus and sweat and infected men emitting unearthly cries as they destroyed woman after woman." This change to the genetic makeup of men happened after a fire at Arcon Pharmaceutical, a research company that was work with living viruses and genetic splicing, released a dangerous virus that only infects men. Now men have been re [...]

    20. A released pathogen causes all men to become feral women-killers.Good thing: Seeing the story from the point of view of (almost) all women is a nice twist on the typical surviving the apocalypse story.Bad thing: Oh, come on - you meet the only guy who isn't feral and fall instantly in love and it's returned immediately. Not lust - love. Ugh!This book wasn't real written but it was a fairly quick paced apocalypse story. Not bad, but I won't be picking up a sequel if it is written.

    21. I really liked this book about an airborn pathogen that makes men bulk up and hulk out and rip women limb from limb. What's not to like!? It sort of reminded me of I Am Legend. Not the bastardization of a movie with Will Smith, but the book. 3.75 stars is probably fair. It coulda used more story and less guts, maybe?

    22. Loved it!A fabulous take on the old zombie genre, Feral deals with an out of control virus that only affects the male of the species.Allie is great as the tough but soft centred heroine, running on autopilot to keep herself and her sister safe.Bloodthirsty but also hopeful, this apocalyptic tale tells of a world occupied by escaped women and infected men/animals, who will survive?I really hope there is going to be a sequel to Feral as there are so many loose ends that I want tying up, it sure wo [...]

    23. when i picked up Feral, my only thought was, "heh, I like the Purge, I think I'll read this" and purchased it on that one thing. and, I'm happy to say, it was GREAT. yes, some of the dialogue was cheesy and the protagonists came out a little flat, but not enough to pull me out of the story. overall, a fun read with a sprinkle of gore and filled with thrill!

    24. Feral is an interesting novel which follows the apocalyptic structure. Although, on a personal level, I am pretty much over the zombie, apocalyptic novel, film, television series, etc DeMonaco and Evenson have given this a sociological slant that can be admired for its feministic or misogynistic slant depending on your point of view, to an otherwise over egged genre. Allie and Kim Hilts are interesting characters and the authors flit back and forth between the two main characters writing in the [...]

    25. Feral by James Demonaco is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-March.Chaptered between 'The World Before,' 'Now,' and 'to Come,' it starts with a fire at Aron Pharmaceutical, a company known for genetic engineering, that bursts forth with flesh-eating, pustuled werewolves, who contaminate with every bite. Allie's school is attacked and matures quickly after witnessing the death of a teacher and having to shoot her father when he turns and attacks her mother. The world dystopiates very quic [...]

    26. Perfect summer book. Slightly different concept with all men turned into monsters leaving only women. So it touches on feminist topics which is also a nice change of pace. Sadly its a bit predictable I found with the plot but not in a way that prevented me from enjoying it. Also lots of action and excitement. So overall, lots of fun for a quick self-contained story.

    27. Ever since the turn of millennium, horror fans and the public alike have been inundated with a flood of post-apocalyptic zombiesRead the rest here: bit/2oQUzrD

    28. I was in the market for a good horror novel when I happened upon Feral, and was instantly intrigued by the combination of the writer of The Purge and Evenson who wrote Immobility, one of the smartest Post Apocalyptic novels I have read. I was hoping for a combination of styles, a smart but graphic horror novel. Instead I got another “not really zombies because they are alive” pandemic novel in the vein of DL Moody or about 100 YA authors. Not that it was bad, just not all that original and w [...]

    29. The premise of this was really interesting. The POV switched between characters and 1st and 3rd person and was sometimes confusing. Also, epilogue was the title of the first part and prologue was the title of the last bit, while that may be some clever twist possibly, it's not something that is easily seen and may confuse some readers. I felt if the POV switched between just Allie and Kim and stayed consistent, 1st or 3rd not both, it would have read better. Possibly putting the Dr.'s POV in let [...]

    30. "Feral is a tour de force. The novel examines socio-political feminist theory in a dystopian setting. And it executes it so well that one forgets the simplicity in the writing. Feral is definitely not a literary masterpiece filled with Immanuel Kant’s noumenon hidden behind subtextual prose. Who cares about poetic rag-tag chapters and hauntingly handsome hunks when there’s a bloody (no pun intended) good novel waiting to be read?"Read my full review below!"Feral": Fearsome, Freaky & Fun [...]

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