Book Review- Brood X -Michael Phillip Cash | Miki's Hope

Book Review- Brood X -Michael Phillip Cash

Monday, August 4, 2014


Just when I thought it was semi safe to watch the weather again to what did my much too agile eyes appear

Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

As if that wasn't bad enough within two days I received Brood X in the mail. This is the only one of Michael Phillip Cash's books I had not read-probably because I don't like bugs and I was shying away from it!! I did do a book reveal at one point-but had never read it. This book takes place in Long Island-much too close to where I live. I am still reading all his newer books-he seriously is one of my favorite authors.

Well, with trepidation I opened the book and finished it--shivering all the way through (did I mention I don't like bugs?)When the people of this little town were warned about the Cicada invasion which was about to occur some believed it and stocked up on supplies--others left town (that would have been ME). Seth doesn't really believe any of it and does nothing-even though his wife is pregnant. They end up with house guests and then the unthinkable happens--trillions of cicadas suddenly come up out of the ground.

Who will live and who will die and more important will a way to get rid of these bugs be found? Read it to find out! 10 stars (even though I may never sleep peacefully again)

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder.

During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast.

Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade.

During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone.

Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed.

Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.

Read a chapter here

Purchase the book here As of this writing 8/3 the Kindle price is .99

About the Author:
(from Amazon)


Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

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21 comments :

April Mims said...

I'm not a fan of bugs at all so I'm not sure I'd enjoy it. But at .99 it's worth a shot!

Kero Pinkihan said...

never read anything like it! The only close to animal theme book I had was The Horse Whisperer and that was even alove story haha. Brood X sounds interesting I wish to give it a try.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I'm not usually to bothered by bugs--but if they take away my wi-fi I'd be seriously pived!!! =/ Not normally the sort of book I'd get for myself but I'd like to see how Seth and Laura get through it!!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I don't like bugs either. They give me the creeps! This sounds a good read, though.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

Actually, that did happen here in the Midwest. During MayFly season this year there was so many swarmed together that they did in fact appear as as storm on radar. When we were driving up north through them it looks like you are approaching small funnel clouds. So weird.

Kristen Campbell said...

NOPE! Sorry, I could NOT read this one! LOL

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

I probably would have shied away from this one too... I'll have to check it out!

Kristal Deane said...

I believe I will definitely have to stay away from this one. Just the thought of bugs or insects or anything of that nature gives me that "itchy" feeling. Not sure if I'd be able to handle it but I'll look into it a bit further. :)

Jenn said...

I can not stand bugs so this wouldnt be one for me. LOL I still scream like a little girl when I have to get a spider in my house.

Jamie F said...

Oh man what a chilling bug book! I think this is a thriller I would like to read!

Daisy B said...

This sounds like an awesome book. I am going to check it out as soon as I'm done with my current book.

becca said...

This s great book I read it and loved it.

The Positive MOM said...

I actually love bugs. Of all types. I grew up around them and they became my buddies. :)

Jenna MOMenvy said...

This sounds like an intense read! I am super interested in this book! Thank you so much for this review!

Theresa Mahoney said...

This sounds like a horror story! I remember the movie Arachnophobia from many years ago, and still have horrid thoughts about being invaded by millions of spiders. Those cicadas would give me a heart attack, they are so nasty looking!

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

This sounds like a book I would give to my son to read. OOH I am so scared about bugs.

Stefany T said...

I give you props for finishing it. I am not sure I could about bugs but it sounds like an interesting plot.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love the part "Who will live and who will die". I will have to read just on that note. lol Thanks for sharing.

Momi Glenz said...

im not into bugs but my daughter might like it..

Angel said...

Ewww, a bug invasion! Sounds bad! I feel so sorry for people who have to deal with huge swarms of bugs.

Amanda McMahon said...

Eek. These things are what night terrors are made of. If it floats your boat then sounds like a great story line.

 
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