Date Read: June 2016
“An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism…addictive.” —Publishers Weekly
“It’s been too long since someone reminded us that spiders are not just to be feared, but also may well spell doom for mankind. Fortunately, Ezekiel Boone has upped the ante on arachnophobia. This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling.” —Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead
An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march.
Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Read for Review (Publisher Provided)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75
NOTE: The packaging for The Hatching is amazing and so is the included map. If you want the full experience get the physical book!!
Tweet (longer) Length Review: The Hatching was creepy crawly twisty fun that I don’t recommend reading before bed (unless you don’t need a full night of rest)! It is a little horror, little outbreak, and whole lot of “OMG please say NOTHING is crawling on me”. SPIDER APOCALYPSE is coming at ya!
PS: I really want to listen to this on Audio! I bet it brings the story alive!
PSS: Totally Listened to the Audio)
Narrated By George Newbern / Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
George really brought this alive! I would even bump my rating up to 4.25 because he made me like the characters slightly more. This was a great audio match!
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