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Saturday, July 2, 2016

The HatchingThe Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks, Netgalley, for satisfying my deep-seated horror needs.

Need Survival? Want Survival? Wanna get in a lot of trouble with a ton of characters and wonder upon the wonders of how they're all gonna die? Nom Nom Nom It's SPIDERS!

And not your normal kind, either. These are a bit special, but not in the B-Movie sense. They're social, like ants, and they're specialized, and they're coming for you... nom nom chitter chitter crackle crackle nom nom.

This isn't just some simple cabin by the lake storytelling, either. This is a global thing with massive reactions. Think about some really good zombie books that take it all over the world. You know the type. Now subtract the epistolary nature and just give us a ton of PoVs, plain character-focused storytelling, rich with relationships, conflicts, desires, and yes, even children to tug on your heartstrings, and let's put them all in deep, deep, peril.


It's not exactly new, but it is done well and done exciting and done *big*. Nom Nom Nom. Great survival fiction, and it looks as if it's only the beginning. Don't worry. You'll get your fix of bad things happening, though, and find that the worst is dropping upon you from above, right now. :)

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