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text 2019-03-21 11:50
I'm in the mood for "Creature Features" [Please Recommend!]

Can anyone recommend some "Creature Feature" books along the lines of Jaws, the Meg series, Jurassic Park, Congo, The Hatching, Skitter...etc.

 

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By creature, I mean animal, bug, alien, mythical, killer plant, you name it. Creature verses humans sort of thing. Cheesy B movie types welcome. All age ranges welcome (children to adult) Short story, novella or full length novels all welcome.

 

Feel free to promo your own book, but please include a couple other recommendations, too! I do do read and reviews, but I'm honestly nobody here (hah) and bookstagram. Lol Though my Instagram is leighas_life and I have over 100 followers, though lets be honest, half are probably spam. :/

 

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Thank you!

 

 

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review 2019-03-17 19:45
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

[Spider phobia warning]

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I liked it but was bored with all the unneeded backstory of every character, even the minor ones who are just there to be killed. It was annoying how shallow this book was. It's about killer spiders, yet everyone is talking about how good looking they are and how their sex life is.

I've never been a huge fan of books with a lot of POV changes and there were so many characters that it was hard to know who is who. Too many to really feel an attachment to, so I felt nothing when they were killed.

The spider scenes were creepy and if you have a phobia, I'm sure it would be horrifying, but I would not say this book is horror at all. The first 100 pages felt like they were dragging and I couldn't help feeling bored. After a very intense scene with a rich man in an airplane (you know the one if you read the book), the whole book got a lot better.

However, the book ended with a boring cliffhanger, which was more annoying than anything. A lot of things went unanswered in the first book, so we can only hope the next book answers them and they don't end up being plot holes.


I'm currently reading the next book, Skitter and I'm liking it a lot better!

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276264-the-hatching
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text 2018-03-11 15:58
Kill Your Darlings (Yellow team)
Skitter - Ezekiel Boone

 

Man I feel like a need a HOT shower.

 

If the idiots wanting to bomb everything have their way there won't be anything left to come back to.

 

Guess for Suspect:  Stephen King

 

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text 2018-03-09 17:52
Reading progress update: I've read 69%.
Skitter - Ezekiel Boone

 

Giant man eating spiders.  

Some are softball sized.

shudder

 

Apparently the sound of a softball sized spider being stepped on is crushing potato chips then gushing yogurt.  ACK!

 

I can't decide who would survive a spider apocalypse.

Those who aren't creeped out because they think spiders are cool (they are as long as they aren't ON ME or in my house), or those who are because no spider would get anywhere close.  DIE you creepy thing!

 

I feel like I need a HOT shower and a flamethrower.

 

Going anywhere where there might be spiders is going to be unpleasant for a couple days after I finish this.  And I have spiders everywhere here on the farm.

In the barn, in the coops, in the garden, in the trees, on the fences and gates, the outdoor patio, in the grass.

 

Thank god it's still too cold for most except the cellar spiders in the garage.

That's what husbands and sons are for.  LOL

 

 

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review 2018-02-26 12:51
Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
Skitter - Ezekiel Boone

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I am really enjoying this series. I have had a copy of this book for a long time. I had planned to read it around the publication date but for some reason it didn't happen. I am glad that I was able to get to it now because it really is a great story. This is the second book in the Hatching series which is a series that really does need to be read in order since this is a continuation of the story from the first book. I ended up enjoying this book just as much as the first book.

I really like the way that this story is told. I don't think it would work for every book but it does work well with this story. We get to see the outbreak from a lot of different points of view instead of following only a handful of characters. Sometimes we get a point of view and never encounter that character again. Other times, we get to see a point of view at various points in the story. All of these points of view helps to really paint a picture of the outbreak across the globe.

The spider outbreak in the first book was bad and many had hoped that would get better. It looks like it might be getting better. The spiders seem to have died off a bit and the pods are being taken care of. Unfortunately, things can get worse. Much worse. The spider outbreak takes a turn that is truly frightening and it was really interesting to see how things were developing and how the key characters would deal with it.

This was a really exciting story. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next with the spider outbreak and was also eager to find out what the authorities would decide to do to handle things. I couldn't imagine being responsible or having people look to you for answers during a time like this. Whenever I had a guess about how things would go, I would quickly find out that I was wrong so I just kept turning pages to enjoy the story.

I would recommend this series to others. This creepy crawly story was very original and entertaining. I ended up most of the book in a single evening because I had to see how things would work out. I am really excited to start the next book, Zero Day, very soon.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Atria/Emily Bestler Books via NetGalley.

Initial Thoughts
I love the way this story is laid out. We learn what is going on in the world piece by piece. Some of the characters from the first book play important roles in this book and we meet some new characters. Lots of creepy crawly goodness here. 

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