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YA Sampler Reactions: Volume 5

Yup, still going with these between all my other books. I did mention that I got LOTS of stuff for my ticket price at YALC in July, right? 😉

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

Blurb: Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in an Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. The Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. The first female president of the United States is summoned to an emergency briefing. And all of these events are connected.

As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer’s Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack. Something is spreading…
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. A virulent ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. But this is only the beginning of our end…

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.

They were my exact words, out loud, when I finished this 14 page sampler. Just nope.

14 pages and I was sufficiently freaked out enough to know that the whole book would probably stop me sleeping for a week.

It was brilliant – I raced through it and didn’t want to stop but it was also skin-crawlingly horrible and I’m not sure I could cope with the full novel!

If you are after a thriller of a horror novel that feels like a creepy apocalyptic movie then I’d suggest grabbing yourself a copy. But if you have issues with scuttly little black things in the dark which, going by the cover, may just be spidery, then really don’t pick it up.

I’m not even afraid of spiders and it hit all my nope buttons! Just thinking about it to write this has made me shudder and I read it a few days ago.

The Hatching is available in hardback, paperback, on Kindle and as an Audio Download here

Follow Ezekiel Boone on Twitter here.


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