Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash


Description from Publisher:

“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.”

My review:

I never really thought of cicadas as something that was creepy but author Michael Phillip Cash did. I loved the two main characters Lara and Seth, they felt like a real couple that was expecting their first baby. As we got into the cicada invasion I could feel the panic and despite of the cicadas swarm had on the humans. In the climax of the book I really thought the cicadas were going to kill the main characters and their friend, the ending almost felt like something Stephen King would write. Some of the scenes where the cicadas planted eggs in people were so gross and well-written. Overall I enjoyed this book, it was a wonderful mix of horror and something that could happen in real life. This book is out now.

5 out of 5 stars.

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