New Release + Review: Infected by Maya Riley


Infected (Releasing The Magic #1) by Maya Riley

Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem

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What’s the worst that could happen? Sit down and let me tell you.

The Void Virus has been let loose on the Earth. Caused by experiments gone wrong, an outbreak has ravaged the world. Anyone infected has turned into a decaying empty shell, void of their former selves. The animate decomposing bodies have become known as Rotters, stumbling around for the scent of the living.

Alone in the dark new world where even the dead don’t die, I must fight to survive. Not only against the Rotters, but the remaining uninfected who have turned savage in their plight of survival; the scavers.

As the world I once knew is lost, a new one emerges. Strange things begin to happen. Some are able to wield power over the elements. I develop a strange healing ability. It is unknown if this is a rogue symptom of the virus, or if the solitude is driving me crazy.

Puppy, my German Shepherd, and I have been on our own until four guys enter my life and refuse to leave. Strangely enough, they’re just as broken as I am.

My name is Blyss and we will set this world on fire if necessary. After all… What’s the worst that could happen?

**18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning: this book contains some scenes and references of abuse that some readers may find triggering**



Julia’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

Maya Riley where have you been my whole life? I knew from the kickass cover and the blurb that I was going to love this book.
Zombies ✔️
Kickass heroine ✔
Swoonworthy guys ✔
Magic ✔
A dog ✔
I was completely lost in these pages. I would kill to see this as a movie. Maya Riley’s writing will paint this horrid new world in your head perfectly. I felt like I was there with Blyss going through all this with her.

Blyss is amazing. I have a huge crush on her. Her and her dog have been surviving. Scavenge. Hide. Kill zombies. Eat. Drink. That was her life for awhile, then she gets help from a stranger. While she’s completely untrusting of him, she can’t stop thinking about him. Then when in need, two more guys show. One hostile, the other willing to help. Once she meets Jonah, Mateo, Adam, and Lincoln she’s a goner. Each guy gives a little piece of themselves. Jonah with his sweet personality. Adam with his funny and loyal personality. Lincoln with his caring personality. And my favorite, Mateo, with his vulnerable and untrusting personality.

I LOVE that Blyss didn’t flip flop with her feelings on all these lovely guys. She knew she liked them all and made sure she stated that. No shame in her game.

I NEED more of Blyss and these guys. I love the feeling of getting completely lost in a book, and that’s what Infected did for me. At one point my dog made a noise and I jumped thinking it was a rotter 😂. So my only question now is, when is the next one?






About The Author:

Born and raised all over the United States. Caffeinated writer who plays with matches. Swearing is an art form that I strive to master. I will bring awkwardness and charisma to your daily lives, and do what the voices in my head tell me to do. Writer of multiple genres.

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