Also by this author: The Hatching
Published by Simon and Schuster on May 2, 2017
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers
After a species of dormant spiders crawled out from the far depths of the Earth, millions of people across the planet are dead. Half of China was decimated by a nuclear bomb they dropped on their own territory. Countless other cities were overwhelmed with swarms of the flesh-eating spiders. Suddenly the spiders begin to die off, hundreds upon thousands at a time.
Everyone believes the attack has come to an end. The only evidence of the attacks are the unhatched egg sacs left behind. Egg sacs that eventually hatch, unleashing a generation of spiders more vicious than before.
The President of the United States is corned into action; does she sacrifice hundreds of thousands of citizens if it means protecting the rest of the country?
I’m going to keep this portion of the review short. Skitter is the second in The Hatching trilogy. There’s not much that can be discussed without revealing too much, particularly if readers have yet to start the series.
While it may seem that it has the curse of the “second book in a trilogy” syndrome in that it serves as a bridge from the first book to the last, it does provide a glimpse at how the characters are responding to the situation, how they have been forced into action to deal with an unthinkable attack. For that reason, I wouldn’t recommend skipping over this one; it does have character development that will prove valuable when the final book is released. Don’t get me wrong; this is just as heart-pounding and intense as the previous book. I read it during the readathon, tearing through the entire book in just over an hour. It’s chilling, it’s terrifying. It will have you screaming in terror at the sight of any spider (if you don’t do this already)!
All in all, an enjoyable and captivating read. I can’t wait for the final book in the trilogy!