Friday, April 28, 2017

Review: Skitter by Ezekiel Boone

Title: Skitter
Author: Ezekiel Boone
Series: Book Two in the Hatching Series
Published By: Atria Books (May 2, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Apocalyptic/Dystopian
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
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.









I've read a lot of post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels in my time because quite honestly, they fascinate me. They fascinate me with the what ifs and oh my gosh I can see that happenings and while those things, those ideas have freaked me out at times, none of them have horrified me the way this series has.

This series is captivating, engaging and completely terrifying. 

I've never read a book that has had me both enthralled with the horribleness of it and also jumping and itching at every little flash of light I see out of the corner of my eye. Nor has one ever made me afraid to enter a dark room at night with the possibility of what if there is a spider on the floor or what if one falls from the shower wall onto me when I least expect it. I swear I have looked into every dark crook and cranky, on the lookout for the little buggers because oh my heck, this book is one of my very worst nightmares re imagined and brought to life. 

I've always been squeamish of spiders, I mean the suckers have eight legs and move super fast and can pretty much squeeze into impossibly tight spaces but even though I didn't like them, even though I kill them on sight most days, I've never been terrified of them...until now, thank you very much. 

I can't even begin to tell you how hooked I am on this series. How real it could very well be. I mean come on people, spiders are unassuming and clever and in some cases deadly. I mean, why not?

This series truly is in my top ten not just reads of the year, but all time series, it was that well written, imagined, and plotted out. 

Told in multiple point of views, all throughout the world, this truly was mesmerizing, addictive, and like a train wreck all rolled into one. It was hard to resist, hard to put down, and one of those reads you both don't want to read further because you are so bloody scared but also can't even begin to have enough will power to resist.  I am forever both happy I read this and more than likely scared for life because of it.

I will never look at a simple house spider, or any spider, the same way again and I can't wait for more!





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

30 comments:

  1. I hadn't realized this was a series. I remember seeing the first book around. I will have to add it if it is that good!!! Great review!

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    1. I didn't know it was either but definitely so good and now I want the third book!

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  2. I wish I had loved the first as much as you did. Maybe I need to reconsider the series. It was totally creepy!

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    1. I think that is what I love most about it Heidi, the creepy factor.

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  3. Oh my giant spiders. Reminds me of a sci-fi movie I watched sometime ago. Mark you I hate the buggers, but I would read this book if only for the creepy factor.

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    1. I do too honestly but this book, gah, I think I might be slightly paranoid about them now LOL! It was worth it though, so good!

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  4. this series looks good but super creepy o.o id give me nightmares

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    1. No nightmares yet but definitely a little more freaked out by them than I already was. ;)

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  5. YES!! and the whole thing with why we fear spiders gave me the freakin chills!!

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    1. YES!! Mostly because it so made sense right? *shudders* I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. I hope he writes fast!

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  6. I didn't know about this one but it looks great!

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  7. I need to try book one. This looks so good and I keep hearing great things about the series. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Do it, it is so worth all the freakiness and looking in every crock and cranky later for creepy crawlies.

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  8. LOL for someone to read a book about spiders and know that they don't like spiders...I find that funny. I think we all do things like that though. I hate bee's but have watched many a Horror movie about killer bee's. I don't know why I do that to myself.

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    1. I know I don't either but it is fun LOL!

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  9. lol - I love spiders and I'm totally rooting for them in this series. :D

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    1. LOL oh my gosh, you are too much, I love it!

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  10. Well there's cobwebs in my bedroom so if these spiders go savage I'm already dead. Not the way I pictured dying if I was asleep. Anyway sounds like an awesome creepy read.

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    1. LOL, I know! Scary thought though for sure.

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  11. Oh gosh, I'm terrified of spiders - I can't even stand photos of them so I know I couldn't handle this. LOL I'm glad you're enjoying the series though.

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    1. It is hard sometimes to read it and not freak out.

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  12. Bwahaha that is a huge ol nope. I stopped at spider on the floor. Holy cow that alone made my pulse jump. Ha! Glad you loved it, though :D

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    1. I don't blame you one bit, it is pretty freaky. ;)

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  13. It's been a minute since I read a dystopian book. And I think being fearful of ordinary spiders are something most people can get behind, so they hit the mark with this one.

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    1. Most definitely. I think for most people, it isn't hard at all for this book to freak them out.

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  14. I just can't. Spiders? Nope, I can't read it. I still think about that arachnoid movie from years ago. It took me a long time to get over checking my shower over everyday. Glad you are enjoying? it though!

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    1. Oh Arachnophobia! Yes, it was so freaky!

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