Great action packed story that will give a lot of readers creepy chills Different but I hated the profanity in it.Though it wasn't as bad as some authors tend to insert such filth like almost every paragraph at least Boone was a bit more conservative on his bad words. Why so many authors want to stoop to this low clas level of garbage English is beyond me.I can't tell you how many books I didn't read because of this problem.Authors please stay above this profanity garbage You are only "lowering "yourself and not doing yourself any favors except losing protenial readers.i mean a little light cussing here and there to bring out a situation is on thing like damn or sh*t is one thing but come on keep the others out especially God. Stop using God as a swear word. Even if you don't believe in him you wouldn't use Mohammed as a swear word so just stop it PLEASE.
If you are looking for that next skin-crawling, fun, witty and terrifying read, check out these first two gems from Ezekiel Boone. If you enjoyed Scott Sigler's "Infected"... if the movie "Arachnophobia" left you wanting much more... if you see the end of humanity more likely to come from unleashed nature than a zombie horde... treat yourself.
"The Hatching" releases the nightmare; a terror entombed for better than 10,000 years, sealed with a dire warning and never intended to be discovered is unearthed. An irrational, visceral and primal dread is connected to ancient events that deeply imprinted its instinctive, genetically-stored memory into the human subconscious. Its true nature realized too late, the knowledge changes everything we think we know about a major extinction event and the implications place a group of survivors into a race for the survival of not just themselves but for humanity itself.
Check the corners... check the ceiling above your bed... check under the covers... enter the nightmare.
"Skitter" picks up the remains and hits the ground running. I'm anxiously awaiting next year's 3rd book in this chilling series.
Start the nightmare with Book 1 here:
The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501125052/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_W7lQzbX3X7KBZ
"The Hatching" & "Skitter" are available now in the following formats:
Like others have said, this is yet another "book" that us really just the first chapter of a real book.
That being said, the story is interesting, the writing is okay for a first time author who watches a lot of monster of the week sci-fi movies.
The author makes a large deal of pointing out how there's a lot of women in charge (including the president) but seems to take advantage of each situation to blather about the dynamics of women giving orders while at the same time going into details about who they are sleeping with or who they want to sleep with. The diatribes about women in charge would mean more if they weren't repeated for multiple characters. At least to me.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the one passage that really turned me off. One side character was a "good republican" because he hated cops and black people. Cue rolling of the eyes.... It's the kind of thing that turns you off when you're on the fence about buying the sequel.
So the true test, will I buy the over priced sequel? I still don't know. The story is very mediocre, and part of me would be annoyed knowing some of the money is going to the author. I suppose I'll wait a week or two, read another book and see if I'm pulled back to this story. And that's about as positive as I can be.
Just finished The Hatching - Just ordered Skitter, the sequel. Reminded me of the movie from 1954, "Them". "A nest of gigantic irradiated ants is discovered in the New Mexico desert; they quickly become a national threat when it is discovered a young queen ant and her consorts have escaped to establish a new nest. The national search that follows finally culminates in a battle with Them in the concrete spillways and sewers of Los Angeles".
It is a fun read if you enjoy a story of spiders hatching inside human being and then consuming them. Not intended for the light of heart. An action story with a high body count.
Not bad for a quick read. If you enjoyed movies or books that involve creepy crawlers, or the like, then you may enjoy this. Just remember, its not very deep in terms of dialogue and plot. Will continue to series to see how it evolves.
In a nutshell, somehow spiders that have been dormant for thousands of years suddenly emerge in Peru. Meanwhile, a calcified egg sac is sent to professor at American Univ in DC. At the same time, a plane crashes in Minneapolis, which carried one of the folks who survived the Peru encounter.
After this the action speeds up, with spiders hatching. Think of theses spiders as a mix between piranha and a wolfpack. Toward the end of the book the professor likens them to social insects like ants or termites.
There are a number of sexual innuendos in the book, which seems to be the norm in horror/thriller books such as these, but not necessary.
My thumbs up for the book is the different locations we travel over the world.
Dislike: The spiders just show up, and so far there is no real origin or preface to this. Based on what I'm reading they have bee dormant underground. Maybe this will be revealed in the next novel.