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Review – Suffer the Children by Craig Dilouie

Suffer the ChildrenSuffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Given the concept of this book, I probably shouldn’t say it was great fun but it was great fun. I’m sorry. Listen, all the children around the world die and then a few days later they COME BACK TO LIFE and want blood! When I described this book out loud to my husband, it definitely sounded a lot creepier. “These vampire/zombie kids resurrect and start walking around looking for their parents saying, “mommeeeeee, daddeeeeeeeeee!” I got a lot of Pet Sematary vibes so if you enjoyed that, you’ll probably like this.


Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod’s Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave…and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were…but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?

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