Thursday, January 25, 2018

Review - The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone @ezekiel_boone @EmilyBestler

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
Series: The Hatching #1
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Date Read: January 20, 2018
Length:  352 pages
Source: Purchased

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.

The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
My Review

This was an excellent book!  I have had this book sitting on my kindle for the past year and a half and have no idea why I am just now reading it.  It really is as good as I heard.  Maybe better.  It was one of those books that I didn't want to set aside because I always wanted to know what was going to happen next.  I am just glad that I finally decided to read this book.

This story was told a little differently.  Each chapter focuses on a different character or set of characters.  Readers do get to see these characters at various parts of the books and sometimes their stories overlap but the focus of this book stays on the spiders.  Don't get me wrong, I did feel like I knew the key characters in this story by the end of the book.  I really liked how each chapter was like another piece of an overall puzzle.

So this book is about spiders but not your everyday run of the mill spider.  This book is about killer spiders, lots of killer spiders.  These are spiders unlike anything the world has ever seen.  They can kill with remarkable speed and are driven to do so.  When a nuclear bomb is detonated in China, officials initially believe it is an accident but they soon wonder if it was really in response to the spiders. 

I was amazed by how realistic everything in this book seemed.  I am really not too worried about giants waves of man eating spiders but I thought that the reactions to an extreme emergency felt genuine.  I thought that the government's response to the situation wasn't outside the realm of possibility if there was a threat on this kind of level.  I liked how this book really let the reader into the heads of people on all sides of the situation.

I would highly recommend this book.  I think that this was an incredibly entertaining book with a whole lot of excitement.  I am really excited to continue on with this series because I need to know what happens next. 

About the Author

Ezekiel Boone lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. He is the author of The Hatching, Skitter, and Zero Day.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

20 comments:

  1. This is on my TBR. It sounds so cool and so different. Great review!

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    1. It was a really exciting story and I loved the way it was told. I hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it.

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  2. another eight legged horror story!? I live in Australia it's scary enough. Pass, I don't want to have nightmares about bird- eating spiders eating me

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    1. Bugs don't bother me so this one worked great for me. I would have passed if this was a snake book :)

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  3. Okay I'm intrigued! I've seen a few killer spider stories but this sounds the best. I'm intrigued by all the pieces and am curious to see how they come together.

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    1. It was a lot fun seeing everything start to come together in this one.

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  4. Ohh, I have heard good things *nods*

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  5. I have this on my TBR. Hoping to get to it pretty soon. Great review.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Nadene.

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  6. Interesting how it jumps narrators each chapter. I suppose it gives it that global crisis feel and also multiple views on the situation. But, I think it is just too scary for me so I'll take your world on how fabulous it is. And yeah for reading one off the old pile. :)

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    1. I know that this isn't a book for everyone but I had a lot of fun with it.

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  7. I've enjoyed this series too, despite a fear of spiders in all sizes. LOL I have a feeling you will enjoy the last book too.

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    1. I have the second and third books ready to go. I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this one.

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  8. I need to get to this book at some point this year. Spiders terrify me but I love reading books about them as long as the hairy beasts aren't on the cover!

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    1. I have an ebook but the cover appears to be spider free from what I see.

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  9. Killer spiders! You have me curious! Especially since you enjoyed this one so much.

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  10. I don't think I could read this one because I would be too scared. I have a deep fear of spiders and even reading about them gives me the creeps! It sounds like a lot of different perspectives but I like the sound of traveling around the world to the different countries the spiders infest.

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    1. I would be like that if this had been a book about snakes. Spiders are okay for me.

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