Review: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone


Category: Horror

Published: July 2016

Read: 2016

Score: 4/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads) 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.

Review: This is a funny, sort of scary, heart pounding book and I loved it! I must point out that it is the first in a trilogy so it did not end as I would have liked….cliff hanger at its best but I do have it confirmed that the second one is coming out next year.Even-giraffes-are-scared-of-spiders_o_1535255

In different events all over the globe all these spiders start to hatch and come out and start eating/killing people. They are vicious and can be heard eating the flesh off of people. They are all over the world and there is no one safe. There are nukes dropped to try to stop them, there are people running away, there is everything you can think of…but it doesn’t help. They find you and they eat you.

This book read like all horror movies with creatures and scary things. You get different points of views from all over the world. You don’t know if who you are reading about right now is going to survive the chapter or not. It makes it very thrilling. It reminds us of just how scary spiders can be, and they were probably bigger and scarier back in time. FearSpiders (1).gif

It’s not scary but it’s a thriller and a good read. It’s fast paced and you get through it very quickly. I wish it was more detail and didn’t end with such a cliff hanger. Why the point less in my score. I know that I will be picking up the 2nd and the 3rd in this series.

If you like horror, if you like those movies with creatures, and if you like a good fast paced read and don’t have a weak stomach or already hate spiders this one is for you. Check it out this summer in your local bookstore.

Review: Horns by Joe Hill


Category: Horror

Published: 2009

Read: 2016

Score: 4.5/5

Synopsis: Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances.
The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside.

Review: What an interesting and great book to read. I couldn’t put it down from beginning to end. I have put the picture of the movie at the beginning of this blog post because it was the cover of the book I read. I now must watch the movie.

The book starts off with a bang, Ig wakes up and he has horns. Or what is horns not broken through the skin yet. So you can just imagine the mental image of that. The story goes back and forth between the now and from when he first meets Merrin the love of his life. You can see how much they love each other and really feel it through the words.

You also find out by mid book who the killer actually is. You get the whole story of what happened through his point of view as well which is so different I loved it. I am not going to say who but I wasn’t surprised.

The thing I really liked about this book is certain characters you start to hate from the get-go. Than as the book progresses and you get to know the stories and what happened to them and why they did what they did you forgive them and start to feel sorry for them and like them. Lots of emotions.

The ending…WOW what an ending. So epic and crazy and blood and guts and snakes and so much stuff. You think you know what is going to happen and you have no idea what is going to happen. Loved it! Great way to end a book.

I was interested in reading this for many reasons, one of them being that Joe Hill is tumblr_inline_ndyuieWQdD1t38161Stephen King’s son. Stephen being a classic horror writer and then his son doing the same thing I was intrigued, and I was not disappointed.

The only reason I took away half a point is because it was not scary. It could have been a fiction book and not classified as horror.

This is a great book for any fiction or horror lover. It was description, wonderful story with twists and turns. You won’t be able to put it down.