Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review: Brood X

Title: Brood X
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Grade: A

 Synopsis from the back cover
Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder. 

During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast. 

Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade. 

During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone. 

Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed. 

Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.

I had mixed feelings about this book when I first read the back cover. I am not going to lie, it took me a very long time to finally pick the book up and read it. Once I did, I could not put it down and I finished the book in 1 day. It kept me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time. Cash has done an amazing job making the reader feel as if they are really a part of the book. He describes the events of the cicadas so well and uses such descriptive language that I could feel them crawling on me and I could picture them outside of my window. It makes your skin crawl to think that an invasion of cicadas could actually happen. Cash even throws a curveball in at the end. Just when you think all hope is lost, he switches up the plot and leaves you turning the pages as fast as you can. I would be very interested in a squeal to the book! I recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick, edge of your seat, thriller. It is perfect for the warm (finally!!) season that is right around the corner!

Happy Reading!
Miss Bookaholic