Tuesday 13 June 2017

#BookReview Just Add Water by Hunter Shea @KensingtonBooks #BookBloggers

Just Add Water by Hunter Shea
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


It’s fun! It’s easy! They only cost a measly dollar. Just clip out the ad in your comic book. Then ask Mom to mail it in. A few weeks later, receive a packet of instant Sea Serpent dust. Then:

Just add water . . . and watch them grow!


Just ask David and Patrick. Their “instant pets” are instant duds. They don’t hatch, they don’t grow, they don’t do anything. So they dump them into the sewer where Dad pours toxic chemicals . . .


It’s been years since David and Patrick thought about those Sea Serpents. But now, small animals are disappearing in the neighborhood. Strange slimy creatures are rising from the sewers. And once the screaming starts, David and Patrick realize that their childhood pets really did come to life. With a vengeance. They’re enormous . . . and have a ravenous hunger for human flesh . . .


At first was I surprised how short this story is. I had expected a book and got a novella. And, that's perfectly alright because the story is fast, furious and brutal. If you have a problem with pets and kids getting brutally attacked and eaten is this not a book for you. But, if you are a horror fan with a penchant for gruesome deaths, then you're in for a treat.

One thing I thought of while reading this book was when the "sea serpents" had grown and started to hunt people did David and Patrick find someone that could tell them how to stop them. Have you seen the movie Evolution from 2001 with David Duchovny? The way they stopped the alien organism? The solution in this novella made me think of that. LOL

Just Add Water is just the gruesome kind of story that I've come to expect from Hunter Shea. The reason it doesn't get the 4-star rating is that it's not really as entertaining and gruesome as The Jersey Devil, my so far favorite book by Shea. But, it's still an awesome novella.

Now I can't wait to read the sequel: Optical Delusion: OPEN YOUR EYES WITH “X-RAY” VISION!

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

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