Saturday, June 28, 2014
Book Review - Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion
About the Book
Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder. During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast. Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade. During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone. Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed. Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.
My Take on the Book
Stillwell was a well written book, so when I found out about this, his first novel, I had to check this out too. While the subject is quite different, the writing is just as strong as in Stillwell. The author does a great job at setting the scene. He uses deep description to transport the reader to the time and place for which he is writing and you can hear, touch, and feel everything around the characters in the book.
I will say that this book does leave you with that tingling down your spine, as it is a horror story and worst of all, there is some truth to what was being shared and you can easily see how this could happen.
You will be n the edge of your seat throughout the book and before you know it, the book will be done and you will be left waiting until the next book comes out from this author.
So get ready to be scared and to see bugs in a whole new light!
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