Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hellrider by JG Faherty! Thank you to Random Things Tours for my spot on the tour. Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments.
Fiction: Contemporary horror
Pages: 288 pp
Imprint: FLAME TREE PRESS
Available in HARDBACK, EBOOK and PAPERBACK editions
When Eddie Ryder is burned alive by fellow members of the Hell Riders motorcycle gang for ratting on them, he vows revenge with his dying breath.
He returns as a ghost, with his custom motorcycle Diablo by his side and launches a campaign of vengeance that leaves plenty of bodies in its wake.
Oh, I definitely picked this book because it reminded me of Nicholas Cage and Ghost Rider. I’m a sucker for covers like this and I haven’t read a story like this in a while.
The first half of this novel is a good old tale of revenge. It’s fun, and it’s exactly what I’d hoped for when I read the Blurb. Eddie Ryder has been really wronged, and he is on a mission to cause a lot of havoc and take out the people who angered him in his life.
What irked me a bit was when things started to get a little repetitive and when Eddie started taking out innocents. This is clearly done purposefully by JG Faherty to show Eddie’s sanity unravelling. While I find that plot line compelling, I think there are points that go a little over the top, and it becomes less believable.
Overall though, I did have fun reading this one. I think the first half is really well written, and while I had my issues with the second half, I’m still happy to have read this and am recommending it.
3.5 (rounded to 4)/5☆
A life-long resident of New York’s haunted Hudson Valley, JG Faherty is the author of 6 novels,9 novellas,and more than 60short stories,and he’s been afinalist for both the Bram Stoker Award (The Cure, Ghosts of Coronado Bay)and ITW Thriller Award (The Burning Time).
He writes adultand YA horror, science fiction, dark fantasy,and paranormal romance, and his works range from quiet, dark suspense to over-the-top comic gruesomeness. As a child, his favorite playground was a 17th-century cemetery, which many people feel explains alot. You can follow him at www.twitter.com/jgfaherty, www.facebook.com/jgfaherty, www.jgfaherty.com, and http://jgfaherty-blog.blogspot.com/.
Finalist, Bram Stoker Award – Superior Achievement in a Novel (2015)
Finalist, Thriller Award, International Thriller Writers (2014)
Finalist, Bram Stoker Award; – Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Winner, Tales from the Moonlit Path Halloween Contest (2006)
Winner, Hot Summer Something Contest, fromtheasylum.com (2006)
Let me know what you think!