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Brood X – Michael Phillip Cash


★★★★ ½

Satellite stopped hours ago…It’s Armageddon.

All summer long, everyone talks about the swarm, aka Broad Ten, aka cicadas – lots of them. All set to hatch and eat everything in their path.

In the midst of the theorizing and stockpiling, Seth and Lara are starting a family.

He loses his job but picks up a camera, spending his time documenting the pregnancy and the cicada panic. It’s honestly a bit fun to create a “film” about the summer swarm.

But soon they realize…things are definitely going to be worst-case-scenario from here on out.

She held up her cell to Marni. “NO W-IF AVAILABLE.”
“No,” Lara started breaking down. “No! This is not happening.”

Everything about their once-comfortable world is collapsing in on itself.

And with a baby on the way, Seth and Lara cannot afford to make a single mistake.

“We’ll recover really quickly, don’t cha think? America always bounces back.”

Ahhh! This one ended up being so dang good!

The characters were really well-done. Seth and Lara felt realistic and down-to-earth – they absolutely cinched the story for me.

Their “friends” who came to stay were a little over-the-top, but that was their personality.

As for the plot, I was a little hesitant at first – because, really, how scary could bugs possibly be?

The answer? Very.

I loved how the author perfectly balanced the excitement of Lara and Seth – a new baby, a new chapter in their lives – with the growing unease and dread of the swarm.

And when the swarm hit? I literally could not put the book down.

Overall – not what I expected (in a good way!).

With thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Interested in this one from Michael Phillip Cash? Buy it here:  Amazon

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