Dehumanized

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"WE WILL NOT BE CAGED."

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 Ryan was thrown into a US camp made for those 'suffering' from ...

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Overview

"WE WILL NOT BE CAGED."

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 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. But at the night of the full moon, the beast within him is freed. 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.

They caged the beast, but now he will show them that he will never be dehumanized.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985848040
  • Publisher: Bokheim Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Loring was born in Bristol, Connecticut, but has lived in a variety of places, such as Florida and Tennessee. He likes to think of himself as an amateur 'Lycanthropologist,' studying werewolves ever since he was eight years old when he first saw, An American Werewolf in London. He spent most of his life switching between home school and public school, always focusing on his passion of writing no matter what. He currently resides back in his birthplace in Connecticut with a house full of women who like to drive him up the wall until he finishes his chores. Though they seem to avoid him during the night of the full moon for some unexplainable reason...
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  • Posted September 10, 2014

    Flipping Fantastic! I picked up this novel and had my nose s

    Flipping Fantastic!




    I picked up this novel and had my nose shoved into it till I was finished. Michael Loring has written a thrilling novel! It captured me from page one. This gripping tale took hold of me and strangled me in its grasp until I reached the ending. The way that it was written was marvelous, the way that I felt for the main character, down to snarling at the doctors and guards along with the main character, Ryan, when he did.




    I gladly fell into this wonderful novel. Action, drama, a bit of romance and the raw, gritty emotions that he listed fearlessly were all masterfully done. From start to finish I was not disappointed in this novel. A Debut Novel At That! As the novel goes on, you find out about Ryan's past, and how he came to be a werewolf.




    Set in a prison for those that are like Ryan, these werewolves are all shut out from the world and treated like criminals and worse, monsters. As you read, you realize the starkness that lies within this tale, the realness that flickers throughout the pages. I was memorized as I read and have mentioned this book to many and will continue to do so. I hope that more than just me find out about this wonderful novel, and love it as much as I did as well.
    BRAVO!

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    This book was great from the start. it keeps you on the edge dur

    This book was great from the start. it keeps you on the edge during reading it the whole time. This book is a different take on werewolves. It makes it all the more interesting. The character were well written and love the descriptions of them. The story provides details so that you can have a better understanding and helps you to feel their feelings. Ryan Zachery was walking one night when he was bit by something that attacked him. After that his whole life changed. He ended up going to a compound to live with no family. He tried to not to make friends or to care about anyone until Anna came. The reason was because you never know when a test will go wrong or who will die. This story had a great plot and was very well written. It was packed with tons of action and drama, and some romance. I recommend this to people that love stories like this! 

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  • Posted June 8, 2014

    Dehumanized by Michael Loring is a thrilling, very well written,

    Dehumanized by Michael Loring is a thrilling, very well written, unique view on Werwolves.  The story line dealt with some difficult, violent, even tragic events, but it was such a new way of looking into the werewolf community that I was unwilling to put it down.  The characters and strong and consistent.  A ton of research must have gone into the scientific information, because it always rang true.  The goal was for Ryan to remain humanized in the hell he had been sent to, when the reality was that the humans were the true animals.  Definitely recommend!

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  • Posted May 31, 2014

    Dehumanized is a different take from the usual werewolf story. I

    Dehumanized is a different take from the usual werewolf story. In this book, werewolves were created as a result of a man made virus. If infected, the person exhibited the same symptoms as a werewolf and those affected would be sent to containment camps for treatment.

    The story follows Ryan who is bitten one evening and sent to a camp in a Eastern Canada. There, he is subjected to scientific experiments and cruelty. He learns to survive his harsh reality by distancing himself from others at camp so as not to appear weak. However, when Anna is brought in as his cell mate, Ryan cannot help becoming attached and fighting back.

    Dehumanized is action packed with a lead character worth rooting for. Overall a good read.

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  • Posted May 31, 2014

    One bite and everything can change. One bite and yo can become s

    One bite and everything can change. One bite and yo can become something that you know nothing about. This book has emotional writing to it. Its so in detail and you never have to question why. Everything is there in detail are you stay with Ryan. This book brings something that most people dont write about, werewolves. Everything that happens in this book just amazes you. This is a book that i will tel people they should buy or they should read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    I enjoyed this book, but for me it was different than all the ot

    I enjoyed this book, but for me it was different than all the other paranormal books that I have read this year.

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  • Posted May 17, 2014

    nWow... Ryan, 19 years olds old, gets bitten and becomes infec

    nWow...

    Ryan, 19 years olds old, gets bitten and becomes infected with Lycanthropy. In other words, Ryan becomes a werewolf. To help contain the spread of Lycanthropy the government has created large rehabilitation centers, which are more like concentration camps, where Ryan has spent the last two years of his life. Ryan is the definition of strong, and has one hell of a journey within the confines of the werewolf prison. He deals with heartless guards, wicked doctors who do testing in the most inhuman ways, and as if the doctors and guards are nasty enough, Ryan has deal with the infected humans who can be even more heartless.

    I became absolutely engrossed in Dehumanized. I had to know what would happen next, and found myself on the edge of the page.

    Highly recommended!

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    I was given this book for an honest review.  I am so glad i was.

    I was given this book for an honest review.  I am so glad i was.  I loved it.  I could not put it down till the last page.  I felt like i was there.  I really hope there is a number 2.
    I have found a new author to read.  I really like this book.

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  • Posted April 19, 2014

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    I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest rev

    I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. This is not the type of book that I normally read. I'm really glad that I read it. This book was very well written. It flowed nicely, painted vivid pictures without giving too much information, and made me feel a wide range of emotions. I really felt for Ryan and was able to imagine myself in his place. I didn't feel like I was reading a book. I felt like I was in it. The story was unique and unpredictable and the characters were memorable.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    It took me a while to get into this book. I am so glad that I st

    It took me a while to get into this book. I am so glad that I stuck with it. What a different way to write about werewolves. The story was about the bonds you create with others. I definitely would recommend this book to others. Even if you don't think this is your normal book I would say start it and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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  • Posted March 31, 2014

    This book was not something that I would normally read but I was

    This book was not something that I would normally read but I was intrigued by the plot and characters. Michael Loring brings together a brilliant and different story about werewolves than the typical supernatural depiction. The characters in this story are realistic, heart felt and really made you feel like you got to know them in their journey. Ryan is a young man that was bitten by a werewolf and taken from his family to a "camp." There he finds it isn't like they portray to the public being all flowers and roses, its hell! The scientists are doing cruel and torturous experiments that are unethical and inhumane trying to supposedly find a cure. The guards are brutal and violent and have the attitude that these people who have the "Lycanthropy" disease are nothing but animals and trash, so they treat them as such. Ryan keeps to himself pretty much until he meets someone that changes his whole way of living there. Anna is new to the prison and is stuck in a cell with Ryan and eventually through time find that they are in fact mates. Sarah is a girl who uses sex to buy her protection from the violent fights that break out on the yard between the captives. She tries getting with Ryan multiple times but he is disgusted by her and rudely tells her to leave him alone. Eventually he sees that she is just a scared and broken girl trying to stay alive in a violent in awful place. Ryan and Anna come to her aide when she is being hurt by a guy who is forcefully trying to have sex with her and their friendship blossoms from there. This book will lead you through some raw and painful emotions throughout their journey and leave you surprised by what you find. This book was well written, graphic and violent but a great read. I really enjoyed the authors style of writing and will forever be a fan of his! I can't wait to read more of his books!

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  • Posted March 11, 2014

    This book is an amazing read!! I was hooked from start to finish

    This book is an amazing read!! I was hooked from start to finish! I didn't want to put the book down!! I loved this book and I highly recommend it!!
    This is a book that I could read over and over. I will be recommending this book to family and friends!!

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  • Posted January 4, 2014

    So I'm going to start of this review by saying that I LOVE werew

    So I'm going to start of this review by saying that I LOVE werewolves!!!  Epp that was the first thing about this book that drew me in. I didn't even know what the story was about other than werewolves were involved and ahhh I was hooked. So then I actually read the blurb thinking it might be smart to get an idea what this book was going to be about. And let me say the blurb pulled me in even further because it seemed like such a different take on the whole werewolf thing. However, what sold me completely and utterly on this book was the prologue. OMG can I tell you that 1977 was an amazing year. Well sorta. You'd have to understand my craziness, but the way in which Lycanthropy came about is such a different take that I love it. And then looking at the present and the werewolf camps that are set up to contain werewolves is.....different. And interesting.

    Okay so our main character for this book is a Ryan Zachery. And he was human his whole life, until graduation night. After that night he woke up in a hospital bed and was told that he had been infected with lycanthropy and was hulled away to camp. The camp is said to be a great and safe place for werewolves to be and it's pretty and nice and....ohhhh like a get away away thing. However, the reality of the situation is completely different. The "camp" is a horrid place to be. They are treated like dirty animals and barely given "stuff" to eat. They get "recess" but it's just a horrid place to be. The guards are evil people and punishments are cruel. I get that werewolves are dangerous and the idea of Lycanthropy spreading is scary and I get that some form of policemanship (yes I just made up that word lol). However, the extreme that the camps are is bad. 

    So Ryan's situation is interesting. The guards seem to especially hate him and ya know I'd be kind of scared of him too because he seems to sometimes truly channel his inner wolf and even in the most desparate and bad of times he seems to almost overpower the guards and break free. No matter what they do (it's been 2 years) Ryan still holds on to what makes him human; his humanity. He really doesn't form realtionships with anyone that way he doens't have to worry about losing anyone. However, when Anna arrives in the camp, eveything changes for Ryan. I was so lost in this book that it flew by for me. It was such a different take that you can't help but connect with the characters and want things to change. And hoping that eventually something good will happen. You continue to have hope for the characters and have to keep reading just to find out if it will. 

    I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this story. The details and the characters were so well written that you just connected with every emotion and feeling and situation. It was almost like you were living there yourself, or you had someone going through what Ryan and the others were going through. This story held everything that a great book should. Once you start this book you won't be able to put it down. I highly recommend this book; especially anyone who loves reading about werewolves. 

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  • Posted October 16, 2013

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    Worthwhile Page-Turning Read

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    Dehumanized by Michael Loring is a bone-chilling, downright creepy dystopian paranormal novel where werewolves are the norm. The author builds a unique world where the Lycanthropy virus has infected part of the population, turning them into werewolves.

    Walking home from a party, Ryan Zachary is attacked, infected with the virus, and shipped off to a prison for infected people. Separated from his family, Ryan is lonely and tries to adjust to a life without a future. He decides not get attached to anyone since the future is so bleak. Everything changes when Anna Clark becomes his cellmate. Although they don’t get along at first, Ryan realizes that having someone to talk to is better than being alone. Even though Dehumanized isn’t a romance by any means, I really enjoyed seeing these two become friends and then come to the stunning realization that they are mates. Ryan and Anna are captivating characters, but Sarah Bradley is the most entertaining character in the novel. Also alone in this dangerous place, Sarah uses her body in exchange for protection. When Ryan comes to her aid, Sarah’s vulnerabilities are exposed, and we learn she is scared to death. But with the help of her friends, Sarah finds her inner strength so she can stand up for herself, which I just loved about her character. While Loring masterfully builds the relationship between the main characters, he also develops a multilayered plot with scientists who claim to be looking for a cure performing disturbing experiments, which adds to the terrifying nature of this story.

    Engaging characters, a unique plot, and pulse-pounding action lead to a dramatic conclusion and make Dehumanized a worthwhile page-turning read.

    I received an eBook copy of the book for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted March 7, 2013

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    A Dark and Gritty Read...

    Dehumanized caught my attention from the start and never really let up in its intensity and ability to draw a reader into the darkly dystopian-like world Mr. Loring created. This book falls into the Adult YA genre so much of the action is on an emotional level where the inner turmoil of the main character is most apparent. For fans of romance there's a bit of that too, but there's a sense of desperation and uncertainty surrounding it as it comes at a time when hope is in short supply.

    Ryan starts out as any other teenager until the night he's bitten and becomes infected with lycanthropy. The views on lycanthropy and how it's dealt with are what sets this book apart from what I normally read. There's nothing sexy or romantic about this, it's a curse. He, and others like him, end up in a walled-off community that has the feel of a concentration camp for all its cruelty and bleakness. This part of the story is sad, at times vicious, with unending feelings of hopelessness that goes on a bit too long as Ryan's emotional state plummets into an abyss from which it seems he'll never find a way out of. Ryan fears making any attachments as life is precarious with the many medical experiments being conducting and the guard's cruelty, but he can't help but be drawn to new cell mate Anna though he fights their connection every step of the way. The hope she gives him is the first step in what hints at being a radical change for all of their futures.

    The second step is Ryan's newfound ability to transform at will after a medical procedure gone wrong. The reader gets a greater understanding of what happens both physically and mentally during a transformation and it makes you more sympathetic towards those with lycanthropy. Ryan now becomes truly one with his other half and through that bond starts gaining the courage to forge a different path for himself and others like him. After all the unrelenting oppression of the story there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel and I look forward to the rest of the journey just starting to be hinted at here.

    This is an intense read with a unique viewpoint that sucks you in from the first page with its vivid depiction of a dark and dystopian society with nefarious plans underfoot and a society of people merely pawns. It's a dark and oftentimes depressing journey to reach an ending that is just a beginning and I look forward to what this talented author has planned next.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    This book is so good. It takes you in and holds you through the

    This book is so good. It takes you in and holds you through the whole story. It was so hard to put this book down. I can't wait for the next one in the series.

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    Posted March 26, 2014

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