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.
Today brings the paperback release of Ezekiel Boone's The Hatching. I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to write a catch up review of this book.
I don't know about you, but I'm terrified of spiders. I can't believe I said yes to a review copy of this, but I was feeling brave and you know I love the horror books.
Thankfully The Hatching handled the spiders very well. Where The Hatching really excelled was by making the story about more than just the killer spiders. There were real characters worth rooting for.
If you didn't get a chance to read The Hatching last year, you still have time to discover why I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel Skitter!
7/10: Recommended Read
Review copy provided by the publisher