Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Closer to a 4.5.
Skitter is the book the original story, The Hatching, deserved to be. While the first book was like a silly b-movie, for whatever reason Skitter raises the stakes by giving us an opportunity to see how people are coping (or not) with the spiderpocaylpse.
So many things I loved about this. The surprise deaths, the political machinations of the President, the international intrigue, the way the book kept me guessing. And the end of the book is a surprise in and of itself, and something I never expect to see in fiction and is executed perfectly here.
Honestly, as someone who didn't love The Hatching, this was a breath of fresh air. These books are light enough fare where you can tear through the first to get to the second easily, and if you have any joy for silly MST3K-style bad movies or crazy monster tales, this is a book that should get fully onto your radar.
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