I skipped the middle book and went straight from book one to three. Apparently a lot of major cities were nuked in book 2 and spidergeddon is well on its way.
…and they were on an aircraft carrier, and spiders were eating people and nukes were falling, …
There are a multitude of characters and locations, giving us a look at how they are dealing. I remembered few of them from the first book. Besides Melanie I mostly drew blanks.
The recap is done well, I did not miss the second book and found into the plot easily. I did not care about Bobby Higgs, I could have done without that part of the gazillion story threads. It was a drag.
My problem with the many, many characters and plots—by the time some of them came around again, I couldn‘t remember who they were. Maybe it would have been better to cut out some of the extraneous filler chapters and add more spidey action instead.
The climax was good, but the boss fight was entirely too easy and short. Seriously, after a build-up of three books, that was pretty lame.
Nonetheless, I had fun and was very entertained. It was creepy, when spiders did happen, and I was a little twitchy when I killed the lights last night. The epilogue made me cry (I am easy like that).
I can recommend this trilogy to anybody looking for a fun creature feature. I would go and see the movie. And I will check out what else the author has published.
I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you! Sorry that it took me so long…