Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Book Name: Dehumanized

Author: Michael Loring

Release Date: 07/12/12

Main Characters: Ryan & Anna

Category: M/F

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Blurb: A deadly and currently incurable disease has been released as the result of an unknown experiment that went awry. Dubbed 'Lycanthropy' by the media due to its similarity to the horror movie genre depiction about werewolves, anyone infected begins to change, and every night of the full moon the 'beast' within is released. Within one year, lycanthropy spread throughout Europe, Asia and has now infected the USA. In an attempt to control and treat the outbreak, concerned governments have begun creating camps to contain those who are infected and to help find a cure. Despite rumors comparing these camps to the concentration camps of almost 70 years ago, the US government maintains these camps have the best interests of the public and the residents at heart. Expectations for a cure in the next year remain high. Ryan Zachery lived his life the way all high school teenagers should - carefree, and oblivious to anything around him. He had an attractive girlfriend and hope for the future. One night when he was walking home he was attacked by an unknown assailer. He awoke in the hospital to learn he had been infected by lycanthropy, a disease he had heard about but had ignored. Taken by armed guards and dragged away from his parents who did not understand what was happening, Ryan was thrown into a US camp made for those 'suffering' from lycanthropy. Treated like prisoners, he and other lycanthropes were abused by the guards and by their own kind. Scientists regularly performed experiments that promised to treat the disease, yet only caused pain. If Ryan or any of the other roommates acted up or demanded answers, they were thrown into solitary, nicknamed the 'dungeon', and ignored until they became docile once more. But at the night of the full moon, the beast within him is freed. The beast hates the prison and Ryan. When an experimental procedure allows the beast and Ryan to communicate, the two enemies become unlikely allies who will stop at nothing to tear down the walls keeping them prisoner. With the beast's help, Ryan learns how to change at will. When even his own kind begin to fear him, he creates a plan to release all lycanthropes. They caged the beast, but now he will show them that he will never be dehumanized.

Review by LT
My Rating: 4
You wake up in a hospital bed and your whole life has changed. You had your whole life ahead of you. You graduated from high school and had plans in place. But all that changes when something from your nightmares comes out of the shadows and takes a bite out of you. Ryan was surrounded by his family when he woke up only to find he had been bitten by a werewolf.  Werewolves are not supernatural but a man made disease called Lycanthropy, and if anyone gets it they are thrown into a camp until a cure is found. Not truly a camp, it’s a prison and the inhabitants are experimented on. Not for a cure, but for a way to use this disease to make super soldiers. Ryan has been here for two years and has to fight every day to survive. His heart is hardened and he refuses to feel for anyone until Anna is put in the same cell as him. After he tells her he doesn’t want a friend, she is hurt by a biker gang in the camp who go after all new comers. Ryan starts a war by coming to her defense. When he does that he becomes the idea person to be experimented on, which turns Ryan into more than just a regular werewolf. He can now control his change when no one else can. And that only makes him want to be free more.

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