Barking Madness by Ryan Hill *Review
Posted by brriske
Rosetta Harper and her family have just moved from Florida to a small, rural New England town. Her beauty and manipulative ways have quickly made her the center of attention and part of the ‘it’ group. But all is not as it seems. She inadvertently becomes the target of a twisted series of events involving supernatural creatures, scary visions and horrific nightmares that test her loyalties to her friends and family.
The story alternates POV between Rosetta and Michael. Shortly after moving into Ashwood, Rose gets the attention of Tommy, a ‘popular’ boy. After going to a party and heading home through the woods, the pair comes face to face with a massive wolf. They are attacked leaving Rose severely injured and Tommy dead. This physical attack results in Rose believing she is afflicted with something monstrous. Rose soon finds herself living in a world of ghosts and monsters.
Hearing screams from the road, Michael runs through the woods to find the source. What he finds will forever change his life. Rosetta Harper, the new girl who he has admired from afar is on the ground before him fighting for her life. Her rescue will be the start of a slow-building, back and forth friendship that develops into a loving relationship. At first, Rose wants nothing to do with Michael. He isn’t popular, a jock, or outgoing at all. He is completely out of her social circle, but as the story develops and Rose seeks to discover the truth about her past and her future, so does their connection.
Barking Madness is a coming of age, psychological thriller about a teenage girl coming to terms with the death of a boy at school and the terrifying events that follow. The characters are complex and believable with dark, sharp-witted humor. The voices throughout the book are accurate and give an inside peek at the mind of teens in the complicated and awkward high school years. All the while, taking you on a thrilling journey to the truth.
Rosette “Rose” Harper and her family have moved from sunny Florida to a small town called Ashwood in New England. Ashwood being a typical small town everyone knows everyone and you can’t do anything without the whole town knowing about it even before you do.
Michael is your typical angry teenager. He hates his parents, the town and basically hates his life till he meets Rose. The only problem with Rose is she’s way out of his league and he’s to shy to talk to her anyhow. Of course Rose starts dating the quarterback. When he’s killed by a wolf and Michael saves Rose from the same wolf after she’s been bitten, that’s when things get interesting.
This is a modern twist on the age old werewolf story with blood, gore and more twists and turns than a mountain road. Good characters and an interesting storyline make this a book worth picking up, my only complaint is that it’s a little long for my liking, other than that quite a good read.
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock. 4 fangs.