Book Review: We Will Rise by Tim Waggoner

Blurb

In Echo Hill, Ohio, the dead begin to reappear, manifesting in various forms, from classic ghosts and poltergeists, to physical undead and bizarre apparitions for which there is no name. These malign spirits attack the living, tormenting and ultimately killing them in order to add more recruits to their spectral ranks.

A group of survivors come together after the initial attack, all plagued by different ghostly apparitions of their own. Can they make it out of Echo Hill alive? And if so, will they still be sane? Or will they die and join the ranks of the vengeful dead?

Review

I’m reading more horror at the moment and am trying to lose myself in it. This can be difficult when the logical part of me doesn’t want to shut up and keeps questioning the possibility of things actually happening.

There are a lot of things that happen in We Will Rise that most certainly would not happen in real life. Thankfully, I was able to let go and enjoy this book. Part of that was due to The Walking Dead and It vibes it gave, two horror stories which I very much enjoyed. This book is both gory and creepy, two things that don’t often come together in horror. How some of the ghosts appeared really sent chills down my spine.

I also liked the variety of characters We Will Rise had, both dead and alive. The thing is, it gives you a lot to keep up with and, for the first quarter of the book, the differing stories are very much separated. I can’t quite put my finger on why I didn’t like this but it did result in me loosing excitement much too early on. Saying that, eventually I did feel more connected to the characters and ended up liking the book overall in the end.

Sounds interesting? Pick up a copy here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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