Tuesday 9 May 2017

#BookReview Skitter by Ezekiel Boone @ezekiel_boone @AtriaBooks

Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ezekiel Boone follows up his terrifying “apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism” (Publishers Weekly) The Hatching with Skitter, the horrifying sequel in which the carnivorous spiders are running rampant—but for what’s left of humanity, the worst is yet to come.

Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up. Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a spider super weapon, but it’s not clear if it’s too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol. America, you are on your own.


So, would Skitter be as good as The Hatching? That was what I hoped for when I started to read the book and after finishing it the same day as I started it can I only say that oh yes! It's just as creepy as the previous book and just as hard to put down.

The story takes place after the first book ended (with an annoying cliffhanger gah!) and the world thinks the worst is over, the spiders are dead. The world is in ruin, but at least the danger is over, or is it? Now it seems that what happened in the first book was just the start, and now the fight for the survival of the whole human race starts all over again. And in North America the president faces a dilemma, to enact The Spanish Protocol or not...

I love the structure of the book with several POV's and short chapters. It really makes the book nearly impossible to put down. Around 85% did I realize that the book would not be able to finish without some things unresolved and that I was looking forward to another cliffhanger. I suspected at the beginning of the book that this was the case and I was right.

Skitter is a great horror book, perhaps not as gruesome as the first book. However, it has some really nasty parts and I recommend this book and the previous. However, you should really read The Hatching before you read Skitter.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

1 comment:

  1. Great review, I personally preferred The Hatching, just loved the abundance of rampaging tiny spiders but both are great books, really looking forward to the last book in the trilogy.

    Totally agree that everyone needs to read The Hatching first, adds so much more to the story and it's also a damn fine book.