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Review: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

Blurb 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. 
My Review:
Oh this was such a great summer read -- totally creepy but just so well done and kind of procedural?  I could picture it as a movie the entire time -- there are several threads (excused my pun, ha!) around the world and then they all start coming together -- I never had to remind myself of what was happening in any place; it was so seamless in the writing and the storytelling.  I loved checking on on all the angles throughout the world to see how the terror was progressing and also learning a bit more about the underlying nature of what was actually happening through this method of storytelling.  If spiders freak out you, this book will probably terrify you. I have no problem with spiders but I loved the vivid images, the premise, the pace of this and how the story was told -- I don't know how I'm going to wait nearly a year for the sequel! 

The Hatching came out earlier this week on July 5, 2016, you can purchase HERE, and this one will creep you out; definitely recommended!  A bit in the same vein as this one, I would be remiss if I didn't mention my other favorite summer horror book, The Ruins by Scott B. Smith -- so good and perfect if like to read horror in the summer!
Melanie never understood the panic that people felt about spiders. What was it that made people so afraid? Was it the eight legs, each limb both separate and a part of the spider? Or, with larger spiders, was it the hair?  Was there something about seeing something as familiar as hair on something as alien as a spider that made people take leave of their senses?


  1. I am so terrified of spiders!! Still I think I can handle the in book form - maybe. I saw this cover around and had no idea what it was about but sounds really awesome. Great review!

  2. Good for you not fearing spiders. I have a thing for any bug!

  3. Yey! I'm glad you liked this one too. I agree, I can totally see it as a movie.

  4. I don't fear spiders so that's good. I can read this haha But it continues?! So I have to wait?!

  5. oh wow...this sounds fantastic. I love a book you can see just as easily as if its a movie especially when the writing is so smooth. Glad you enjoyed this one so much.

  6. I've seen this one around and it sure looks creepy lol.... So happy to see you enjoyed it :)

  7. I love the sound of this! I'm scared of spiders but I do love a story that creeps me out, I'm kind of weird like that! I have a copy of this that I should've read by now. Yes, still trying to catch up. Wonderful review, Eva! I'm looking forward to picking this up even more now. :)

  8. I'm so arachnophobic, which is why I passed on this book. But now, I want to read it so badly! I'm fourth or fifth in line for it at the library, so my fingers are crossed that it gives me the thrill I'm hoping for. I'm ready to be "creeped out." ;)

  9. This book would DEFINITELY terrify me! And the fact that you mentioned "vivid" images is just a big ol' nope. Lol. I'm glad you enjoyed it though!

  10. The idea of this book gives me the creeps, that is all. Lol.

  11. Well this one sounds like a lot of fun! And I was actually going to recommend it to my husband. But then I saw your comment about the spiders... and the one of us who can't stand spiders. LOL Might have to pass on this one. :) So glad it worked for you and that you enjoyed it!

  12. Oh gosh, I could never, I hate spiders with a passion. Other than that it sounds good, but I just cant handle spiders haha. I'm glad you enjoyed though and great review!


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