- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 4, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481843907
- ISBN-13: 978-1481843904
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,399,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion Paperback – May 4, 2013
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- 2015 Hollywood Screenwriting Contest - Official Finalist in Horror
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Seth is just starting to take this swarm serious when supplies start becoming harder and harder to get. Then an old school friend of Lara’s shows up with her husband needing a place to stay, things start getting complicated. We have the basic struggles of just trying to get along with another couple but then the cicadas start arriving. They destroy power lines, telephone lines, Wi-Fi and other things. Now Seth, Lara, the unborn baby, Marni, and Dominic have to survive as the cicada get worse and worse.
I don’t have a fondness for cicada, mainly because of how loud and annoying they are. But I will not look at one the same way again. Ugh! Just the thought of all the havoc they caused and thinking of Dominic just gives me the shudders.
This is a short book, and I admit that I just kept reading the pages without a lot of interest in the beginning. But then when things got rolling I couldn’t put the book down. There is a lot of build up with the cicadas and when they show up it gets really creepy fast.
This is a short book but very well written. I have read other books by Michael Phillip Cash and have to say that this fits in with the rest, creepy and a good read. This is a great book for those that like thrillers and horror stories.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I’m sure you’ve heard them in the summer, calling each other from tree to tree. They can get so loud it drives you indoors.
A lot of the people in Long Island heeding the warnings and packed up, heading to somewhere safe until the outbreak is over. The cicadas, Brood X, are due to hatch and they’ll number in the trillions.
Some people scoff and say it’s just bugs. Well, try this. Hold out your hand. Now picture a cicada as long as that hand. Have you ever seen one up close. They’re not pretty. And though they aren’t known to bite, the bugs don’t know that.
One bite from these buggers is excruciating. Imagine a swarm covering your body. And the females are the worst. They have stingers, and will try to lay their eggs in any available orifice.
So, in the beginning. Seth and his pregnant wife aren’t leaving. He blows it all off as nonsense. This didn’t sit well with me. What if it gets bad? No water. No electricity. No one to rescue them. And his wife is very pregnant. He came off as selfish and and a boor. I never did warm up to him.
And sure enough, things get really bad. The neighborhood is unrecognizable. It’s coated with crawling cicadas. They are clogging up the water supply. Chewing through the electric wires. And are so thick you can’t see to drive, even if you dared to go outside.
This story moves quickly. It doesn’t take long for you to get to know the characters and once the cicadas enter the tale things go bad fast. You’ll think of this book whenever you hear a cicada’s call.
Are you itching yet?
I won this book in a giveaway and couldn't be happier.
What happens when Cicadas invade the entire northeastern portion of the United States? Read this book and you'll find out.
It starts with Chet and Ralph, security guards trapped in the hospital they work at. When EMT Jonathan gets in, he brings a camcorder he found in a police car on his way to the hospital. Since the TV ,electric and wi-fi are down the guys decide to watch it and see if they can find out anything about what's going on.
The video is about a young couple Seth, a slacker,and his wife Lara, a third grade teacher. When they find out they're pregnant they decide to tape the pregnancy and from there it leads into the horror of the invasion. Lara tries to get Seth to go out and get extra supplies bit he thinks she's over reacting due to the pregnancy so he concedes by getting a freezer. By the time he realise Lara was right the chances of getting supplies are slim to none. Add when two of Lara's friends who need a place to stay show up and with the electricity,wi-fi and TV down its a disaster of epic proportions. Can Seth keep Lara and the baby safe? Who and what will be left after the invasion is all over?
This is the first book I've read by this author but definitely not the last line. I really enjoyed this and look forward to more from this amazing author. It started out kind of slow but once it picked up I couldn't put it down! I can never look a cicadas the same ever again. This would make an excellent movie, right up there with movies like Arachniphobia. If you're interested in horror then this is definitely a book worth reading.
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