Thankfully, I received my copy of Skitter from Netgalley really quickly as The Hatching left me in somewhat of a tizzy.
Remember my review of The Hatching? It was awesome but painfully, ridiculously short! I was left frantic and unsatisfied because Skitter isn’t available everywhere and I thought Netgalley would make me wait longer. Well, I got it almost immediately (Amazing) and it was soooooo good!
Skitter (Release Date: May 2, 2017)
Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up. Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a spider super weapon, but it’s not clear if it’s too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol. America, you are on your own.
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I’m going to keep this short and sweet! As much as I was looking forward to reading this, I was also wary because certain people.. Ahem… Drew (The Tattoed Book Geek) have been telling (teasing) me that it was just as short as book #1 and had an even more frustrating cliffhanger. It wasn’t as short, but it is so face-paced that it feels over way too soon. Though the end does leave you hanging, I still felt satisfied. Yes, I’m anxious for the next one but the ending made sense and suited the style of the series.
Skitter is a fantastic book! I love how it doesn’t fit the mold of your run-of-the-mill, viral plague book. And I’m sure I’ve mentioned I like my creature features and Skitter gets bonus points for meeting the criteria but not being cheesy. Not an easy task.
The writing is sharp, and exciting and the story continues to terrify. I’m really looking forward to The Hatching #3!