Saturday, July 2, 2016

Book Review: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

Is the apocalypse upon us? 

From Goodreads:
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. 

“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

Review: I'm not a huge fan of the creepy crawling, horror type books, but I was intrigued by the synopsis on for The Hatching. After reading the first page, I was hooked. And seriously creeeeeeeeped out. 
Boone manages to take a common fear and enhance that. I hate spiders. HATE. Now I hate them even more. 
I loved how easy the characters were to fall in love with from Agent Mike Rich to Doctor Melanie Guyer. Each one was well thought out and incredibly believable. 
The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the ending. 
Boone's masterful writing and balancing plot kept me going even when I wanted to curl up under my covers and hide. Thoroughly enjoyable. 
I definitely recommend The Hatching for anyone who loves a good scare and to anyone who is looking for something different to read. It's a lot of creepy fun. 
Did I mention that it's creepy?

I received a copy through a Goodreads giveaway.