- Series: The Hatching Series (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (May 2, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1501125079
- ISBN-13: 978-1501125072
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Skitter: A Novel (The Hatching Series) Hardcover – May 2, 2017
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"Globe-hopping, seriously creepy read." (Publishers Weekly)
"Building on the success of The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone's Skitter is scary-good fun that sets the stage for at least one more epic showdown between mankind and the terrifying eight-legged beasts hellbent on destroying them. If you're not already reading this series, it's time to start!" (The Real Book Spy)
"Boone has written another unsettling cliffhanger, destined to increase arachnophobia worldwide." (Shelf Awareness)
"The mark of a good series for me is that I'm ready for the next book as soon as I finish the current one, and sometimes even before I'm finished. As soon as I finished the last page of SKITTER, I hopped on Goodreads to see if book three had been listed yet." (Michael Patrick Hicks Reviews)
"Boone proves there's nothing to the notion of a 'sophomore slump' if you've got a great writer and a kick-ass story. Skitter is just as much gruesome, 'GET IT OFF ME' fun as The Hatching was, but this time the stakes are even higher...Sit back, dig in, and be prepared to read this in one sitting. It's that good. Grade: A." (Atomic Fangirl)
"This series is just so much FUN to read." (The Pickle Paradox)
"Spiders terrify me, but I absolutely loved this book just as much as I did the first. Now I just have one issue. Since this one isn't out yet, how will I wait so long for book three?" (Angel Erin's Book Obsession)
"This series is captivating, engaging, and completely terrifying." (My Guilty Obsession)
"WOW!! Skitter is pure pulp fun—campy, funny, scary, and most importantly, well written. I really couldn't stop reading it and just thinking about some of the scary parts of the book brings a smile to my face and a tingle to my spine . . . I read The Hatching, the first book in the sequence, and this one was even better. Looking forward to the next one." (NetGalley, 5 Stars)
"Never fear, this one is just as good as the last." (Goodreads, 5 Stars)
About the Author
Ezekiel Boone lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. He is the author of The Hatching, Skitter, and Zero Day.
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Now, if you haven’t read book one, The Hatching, stop now and read that first. It was awesomely chompy and will definitely give you those good old-fashioned creepy crawlies.
Skitter takes up where The Hatching left off. Picture chompy things that are more aggressive, faster, hungrier, and their numbers are legion. This one is truly epic, taking you all around the world witnessing an eight-legged apocalypse that just won’t quit. We also get some personal stories of some very unique survivors – some to root for and some who are villains in their own right.
I tore through the book in one night. And I want book three immediately. I’ve heard that there may be five books in this series. If the rest are as good as the first two, I’m simply not going to want it to end.
Excellent creepy fiction!
*ARC Provided by Net Galley
They’re back and I have been waiting too long to read this sequel! The spider’s infestation has infected the whole world including the U.S. Every country is coming up with their own plan of attack to rid themselves of this deadly crisis. These black-legged creatures are making their way into barns, homes, garages, anyplace which is dark enough for them to lay their egg sacs. It’s staggering the amount of egg sacs these arachnids are producing and it’s staggering the number of arachnids these egg sacs will produce. Their destruction has everyone on edge.
This was a great novel that carried over many of the features from the first novel. I liked that they had many of the same characters. I also enjoyed that it showed many of the main characters relying on others to assist them in their work. The main characters were not handing out commands, it was a team effort, people went to the main character for guidance and support and the main character welcomed input from others. I enjoyed the thoughts and the sights from the other parts of the globe and the community. The stories of their initial reaction to what was occurring, how they tried to prepare for what they thought might occur and their thoughts for their future, all of these changed depending on where that person was located and who that individual was. It was interesting following these stories throughout the novel. I didn’t think this novel was as intense or as creepy as the first novel, it was more of a deeper look into the behavior of the spiders and analyzing it. I am not ready to wait for another sequel though. Seriously, another cliffhanger?
I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Atria Books in exchange for an honest review.
The spiders are continuing their conquest of the human race. Los Angeles has become a wasteland. Refugees have tried to flee the quarantine zone, only to be gunned down. And a new, larger type of egg sac has been found in Tokyo. Now, President Stephanie Pilgrim must enact a plan of last resort. In order to hopefully contain the spread, she has authorized the use of the Spanish protocol; sectioning off the United states into portions to control the spread of the spiders. But will her plan work? Soon after enacting it, highways were destroyed, stopping all travel.
But not all have given up, for out in their survival shelter, Gordo and Shotgun believe they have developed a way to stop the spiders. But President Pilgrim isn't taking any chances, for now she's authorized the use of tactical nuclear weapons on American soil. Everything west of the Mississippi has become a wasteland, and those that have survived are on their own.
I've enjoyed reading both books in the Hatching series. The characters are well-developed, and the story itself is very scary. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of book three, "Zero Day".