Zero Day (The Hatching #3) by Ezekiel Boone #bookreview #horror #scifi

In the thrilling, nerve-wracking finale of Ezekiel Boone’s “hair-raising” (Parade) 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?  –

I’ve followed this creepy-crawly series from the first book, and was happy there wasn’t a full year in between each book.  It was so much easier to remember the characters.

With all the horrors these characters have experienced, there are more to come in Zero Day.  Without a doubt, the president has the best storyline this time around.  There are some intense moments, and battle lines are drawn over differing opinions on actions to take with the spiders.

All the plot lines are wrapped up by the end, but admittedly, I thought the author played it a little safe.  As with the first two books, I have to wonder why so much backstory is given about characters who only appear for a few pages, and aren’t pertinent to the plot.

If spiders aren’t your kryptonite, this is a fun series to read.  Zero Day is scheduled for release February 27th, 2018.  Thanks to NetGalley for the digital ARC.

18 thoughts on “Zero Day (The Hatching #3) by Ezekiel Boone #bookreview #horror #scifi

  1. Creepy-crawly indeed… I’m not sure that spiders are exactly my kryptonite (I’ve had at least one likable spider in my stories), but I admit I was initially repulsed.
    I appreciate this mindful review, Teri. “why so much backstory is given about characters who only appear for a few pages, and aren’t pertinent to the plot…” this is important. It’s fun to develop characters, and it even helps the writer see the full story — but that doesn’t mean it needs to be left in the book.
    However, to me, the main thing is always, “Is it fun?” “Is it entertainment?” and it sounds like this is an entertaining series regardless.
    Best to Ezekiel. Hugs all around.

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