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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

REVIEW: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone @ezekiel_boone @atriabooks

Zero Day
by Ezekiel Boone

A spiderpocalypse trilogy that I thoroughly enjoyed!  Thanks so much to Atria Books for a copy of this finale.  I never thought I'd love reading about spiders (they terrify me) taking over the world, but I did! See my reviews for The Hatching (here) and Skitter (here).

Publisher:  Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Published: February 27, 2018
Kindle Edition
336 pages
Genre:  Horror
The Hatching Trilogy (#3)

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the finale of Ezekiel Boone’s Hatching series, the United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever.

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.

The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?

For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

My Review:

If someone had told me I would read a trilogy about killer spiders taking over the world and would be raving about it, I would've told that person they were insane.  I hate bugs. All kinds... and especially spiders.  They're fascinating creatures, but I like to live as apart from them as I can.

One of the things I love about Boone's writing is how he can bring SO many characters to the table and yet it never gets confusing.  I found myself invested in every single one of them.  Quite frankly, I hope if anything like this ever WERE to happen, I would hope we had a Shotgun out there to help fight the good fight!  

The spiders have come in two waves now and we are the finale.  We get taken along through various POVs in all kinds of situations.... the government, a religious fanatic(ish), everyday people, scientists, the military, so on and so forth.  What I wanted a little bit more of? THE SPIDERS!  We got a lot more from them in books one and two and while I don't relish feeling like things are crawling over me as I'm reading... well, I actually did want MORE of that from this book too!  There were definitely a few parts that had me questioning every little thing that moved in my peripheral, but for the most part, the spiders seemed to take a back seat and in a finale, that was a tiny bit disappointing.  

And I'll admit the ending did seem a bit anti-climatic after everything from books one and two.  HOWEVER, I'm still rating this highly because I was glued to the pages.  I needed to know what was going to happen to each and every one of these people.  I'm also extremely grateful to those who dedicate their lives to learning about our co-inhabitants on this planet.  

In a nutshell, I had an absolute blast with this entire trilogy.  Truly, Boone is a fantastic storyteller and I look forward to whatever he has coming our way in the future.  And people, even if you're terrified of spiders, take a chance and read this trilogy anyways. Just do it!


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