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(Red Hill #1)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  11,977 ratings  ·  1,907 reviews
Scarlet je rozvedená, pětatřicetiletá matka dvou dcer a pracuje jako rentgenová laborantka. Je pátek odpoledne a má službu v nemocnici, dcery poslala na víkend za otcem. Na příjem přivážejí umírající, ošklivě pokousanou a vyhublou dívku, a její rentgenový snímek prozrazuje to, o čem se v lékařských kruzích s hrůzou již pár dnů hovoří. Z Evropy se šíří záhadný virus a svět ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published June 14th 2014 by Fortuna Libri (first published October 1st 2013)
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 stars!! OUTSTANDING!

Red Hill is a phenomenally written, deeply heartfelt journey of survival and love in the midst of the zombie apocalypse! It grabs you from the first page and holds on to your heart long after you've finished!

I first fell in love with Jamie McGuire's writing with her bad boy romanceBeautiful Disaster and despite the fact that zombies aren’t usually “my thing”, I was absolutely blown away by this book!Ithad strong writing, a gripping plot, great balance between character
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Patrycja
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, reviewed



Red Hill was on my list of highly anticipated releases. I was looking forward to see how Jamie McGuire will handle writing in completely undiscovered by her genre and what fans of Beautiful Disaster, will say after reading such a different novel.

I was full of optimism, believing that McGuire wouldn’t have published something she knows won’t be in her readers’ taste. Writing post apocalyptic novel after focusing almost entirely on romance isn’t easy, especially when someone already has stable
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Christy
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Survival Stars!!!

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I love all things zombie related. I’ve seen so many zombie movies and shows, and read graphic novels/books. I don’t know why they appeal to me so much. If this stuff ever happened in real life, I would be one of the first people to be a zombie, I have no doubts. I have no coordination, I can’t run very fast, I have poor aim, sharp objects freak me out and I don’t know how to use any weapons at all. Either way, I enjoy them. When I found out Jamie McGuire was writing a post
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Rose
Initial reaction:Curiosity got the best of me, and I was able to end up reading a copy of this from the library that's close to the university I live near.

This isn't going to be a long review, but I'll expound my thoughts about it in a bit of detail after meditating over it (I finished it several days ago and still trying to sort through thoughts about it.)

A few starting points to this review though:

1. I've learned Jamie McGuire can't write a book without slut shaming, whether it's directed
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Brianna H

This review contains swear words, just FYI, if you're one of those proper ladies...don't want to offend anyone.
Also! There are spoilers in this review. There is a second warning before they begin. :)

When I heard Jamie McGuire say she was inspired by The Walking Dead and was writing a book about it...


When I saw the cover...


When the UPS guy showed up...


When I saw my book...



When I realized how beautifully the story weaved together...


When I started getting jumpy around my family and they asked me
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Angela Richardson
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*LOTS OF SPOILERS* read at own risk!
This one was hard one for me to rate.
let me explain...
First and foremost - McGuire's writing is five star in this book. My rating has nothing to do with her excellent writing skills. My problem was the story...

Now I am a huge zombie fan. *HUGE* I've seen every zombie movie you can imagine and THE WALKING DEAD is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I was prepared for lots of running and near death experiences in which, undoubtedly would mostly result in
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Kristen Mazzola
I bought Red Hill on pre-order having no idea anything about it other than Jamie McGuire being the author. And I am so glad I did.



Most of the story I was either:


or


Because I cared about all of the characters so much. So when the happiness started to flow in, I couldn't help but be so ecstatic!



And by the end I was freaking out about how great of a book Red Hill was!



Red Hill is gripping, heart wrenching, and touching. A complete page turner for zombie, thriller, and romance all rolled together.
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♥Rachel♥
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
4.5 Stars

I’ve always been a fan of zombie stories, and usually they’re told in an apocalyptic, end-of-the-world type scenario, and I’ve always been attracted to those types of tales. Not sure exactly what about them that appeals to me, but part of it is the challenges faced in the fight to survive. Red Hill was a thrilling, personal story that brought out a mix of emotions, and I enjoyed every second of it!

Red Hill was the zombie apocalypse told from three perspectives: Scarlet, Nathan, and
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
**4.5 Skeeter Stars**

Wow...when I found out that Ms. McGuire wrote a Zombie Apocalypse book - I was stunned and just had to get my hands on it. I loved her Beautiful Disaster book and am a big fan of her writing.

And I have to tell you that I wasn't disappointed in the least ---- except for a few little things I would have liked to have seen done differently. For example the romance between Nathan and Scarlet could have been drawn out and described a bit more.

Plus...by the last 30% of the book -
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Kathylill
I’ve been really looking forward to a new zombie novel with lots of creepy zombies and suspenseful moments and maybe a little bit of romance; unfortunately this wasn’t it. The whole book felt like a washed out version of The Walking Dead with mostly flat and lacking characters, less world-building and a lot less creepy.

When I first read the title “Red Hill” I thought of “Silent Hill” – the horror movie and I expected at least a little bit of that: Horror, suspense, adrenalin, nail-biting
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Frank Phillips
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, well Mrs. McGuire! You may have just redeemed yourself in my book! I picked this book up at a thrift store because the plot sounded interesting, and I must confess I had never read a zombie apocalypse themed novel before. I went into this not expecting a whole lot, as I read McGuire's Beautiful Disaster earlier this summer and it did not do much for me. I'm very glad to say I was pleasantly surprised and even more so, impressed! This book read much better than Beautiful Disaster in my ...more
Cristina
Aug 22, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian, audio-book
DNF audio version - No rating (yet anyway)

Ok...so apparently audio books aren't for me. I wanted to give it a try but I definitely prefer reading to listening when it comes to books.

So I'm putting this one away and when I find the time I'm going to try it again...in reading style this time :P

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Gena Puro
**2 disappointing stars**



Expectations too high?

Red Hill was one of my most anticipated releases for this year. Having read The Warm Bodies (which I totally loved), I feel like this book doesn't have a unique story line when it comes to the usual zombie drama. Don’t get me wrong I love the writing, but I felt that the story was lacking of creativity and I only connected with Scarlet’s character ONLY in the beginning. Then I hated her for the latter part of the book. The beginning of the book had
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BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr5x-W...

Conjunction junction what's your function, Lord have mercy I have been conundrumed. <----Yes, Red Hill has officially turned conundrum into a verb. Nouns are so 1990s anyway.

I must admit, that if this book had been written by anyone other than Jamie McGuire, I probably (most definitely) wouldn't have picked it up. Zombies??....ehhh. Even in the beginning, I was a little (a lot) concerned when I wasn't immediately hit over the head by
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
9/17/13 GOT MY ARC!!! This will be a detour from my normal reads I can't wait to check it out!

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Imy♥♥
I became seriously disappointed, about halfway through reading this.

I guess it didn't live up to my expectations when I think of reading a book by Jamie McGuire - and a book such as this one I expected to be an awesome read, it did try to be that, but failed in doing so in my eyes.
Zombie fandom is huge. From the Zombie Survival guide books to The Walking Dead, and to write such a book with only having written romance novels is a huge risk, and it's either going to be a hit or miss, sadly it was
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Wendy Lohr
My Thoughts:

Gripping. Suspenseful. Emotional. Heart-wrenching. Devastating. These are words that should describe any zombie apocalyptic novel with the rare exception of those zombie novels that were meant to be more humorous. Unfortunately, Red Hill did not fit with any of these descriptions and quite frankly dashed all of my hopes of escaping into a good zombie novel.

The story is told from 3 POV’s – Scarlett, Nathan, and Miranda. So, let’s talk about the characters first and break down what
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AJ
“I wasn’t sure how long we could survive, but I knew I wasn’t dying on day one of the fucking zombie apocalypse.”

From the very beginning, this book is an intense ride as we watch three separate characters react to the onset of the zombie apocalypse. Told in mixed POV, we follow them from their initial understanding of what is happening, and through the events that follow in brutal, terrifying, emotional and, sometimes lighthearted, detail.

“Why do you keep saying that? It’s not zombies, that’s
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Jess
Jun 27, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Just realised this is released two days before I head for New Orleans. Oh yeah! Holiday (vacation) read! Woo!

Holly
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A romance that takes place during the zombie apocalypse. What's not to love, right?



Well, there were several things that I did love about this book.

I liked that the zombie aspect wasn't watered down (yet definitely not overly gory).
I enjoyed the differing POV's. I know that multiple points of view in a story annoy some people, but I quite enjoy them when done well, as they were here. I loved how each character's storyline intersected with each other throughout the first half of the book, so when
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Isalys


What happens when a virus spanning the globe reaches your home and turns ordinary people into mindless man-eating monsters? Through the eyes of three very different characters, Red Hill explores the human condition when faced with unexpected and untold horrors.

The lives of three different people become intertwined when their world is ravaged by a virus that turns people into zombies! Scarlet, a hardworking divorcee searching for her two daughters, Nathan, a young father trying to protect his
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I was very pleased to see that Red Hill placed 3rd in the GoodReads Choice Awards for Horror, with over 10 000 well-deserved votes, losing only to Stephen King and Joe Hill. While I myself voted for Parasite by Mira Grant, I considered Red Hill to be a close second and it thrilled me to see its quality recognized.

There are so few old school zombie books these days, pure end-of-the-world survival stories. Red Hill reminded me of movies like Dawn of the Dead, with its overall story, individual
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Fran
It was no World War Z or a Stephen King novel but it was still a great read about the zombie apocalypse. Obviously, Jamie McGuire is a romance writer so Red Hill didn't have the kind of detailed storytelling that most thriller books have. I'm not going to nitpick but it's just because I'm probably used to reading lengthy and very descriptive horror/thriller/sci-fi books. Having said that, I very much loved the plot and how everything seemed to be connected. Very entertaining! :)
Vilma Iris
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


HOLY FREAKIN’ UNDEAD!!!!

Zombies. Infected. The Dead Ones. The Undead. Walkers. Shufflers. Biters.
I blindly began this story as a zombie book novice. Jamie McGuire, I know… zombies… not so much, at least not within the pages of a book. But let me tell you… IT. WAS. AWESOME. Action. Heartbreak. Loss. Anger. Forgiveness. Romance. And above it all, love. These sentiments raged together throughout, as this emotionally-charged story took us on an gripping adventure with so many nail-biting (or
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Kelli Spear
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though Jamie is my favorite author, I fully admit to being nervous and hesitant about this book. I haven't been into paranormal for quite awhile and all of the zombie books I've come across lately did nothing for me. The thought of romance and zombies in the same book made me cringe - the last one with those elements made me laugh. But not in the good or appropriate way. I trusted Jamie to write a good book, I just wasn't sure that I would love it.

Yes, Beautiful Disaster and Walking
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Nika  ♥Marie♥
Oct 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book from beginning to end and I probably should have quit when I reached page 100 and it wasn't doing anything for me but I kept pushing through. There was absolutely nothing I liked about this book. It seemed like it was a romance with the occasional zombie appearances. It took too long for the book to make progress and by the time I got to the end I was so disappointed that I really wanted to give it half a star. I couldn't connect with any of the characters because they were just ...more
Letitia
Rating: C+ ... Heat: Sweet

Red Hill is told in three points-of-view.

Scarlet is a mom of two girls and recently divorced. When the outbreak hits, her only goal is to reach her girls, Jenna and Halle. She'll stop at nothing—and let no one—get in her way. Alive or dead.

Nathan is a dad of one girl and, though still married, has been estranged from his wife for years. When he hears about the outbreak on the radio, he rushes to his daughter’s school. His only goal is to find someplace safe for him

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Holly
Jul 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2013, arc, zombie
3.5-4 stars

A romance that takes place during the zombie apocalypse. What's not to love, right?



Well, there were several things that I did love about this book.

I liked that the zombie aspect wasn't watered down (yet definitely not overly gory).

I enjoyed the differing POV's. I know that multiple points of view in a story annoy some people, but I quite enjoy them when done well, as they were here. I loved how each character's storyline intersected with each other throughout the first half of the
...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
It is no secret that I adore McGuire's work but even though I love her work, it still sometimes makes me nervous when a beloved author goes to a totally different genre. Not only a different genre but also a subject matter that I don't always adore but am inexplicably drawn to, zombies.

And while I had the utmost faith that she could pull it off and make me fall in love with her work all over again and not only her work but zombies, I was still slightly apprehensive going into this. But I knew
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Brandie
This was my first ever zombie/apocalypse themed read, and I loved it! I really didn't know what to expect when I started it, and had hoped it would be realistic enough for me to get into it. Not only did it suck me in, it was full of on the edge of your seat suspense that made it hard to put down! I found myself looking forward to every chance I got to read it because I was loving it so much.

The book is told in the POV of three strangers who are trying to survive the apocalypse and get to
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Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street
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