Life was good for Matt and Chloe. They were in love and looking forward to their new baby. But what Chloe gave birth to isn t a baby. It isn t even human. It s an entirely new species that uses humans only for food and as hosts for their young.
As Matt soon learns, though, he is not alone in his terror. Women all over town have begun to give birth to these hideous creature
However, it does struggle under the common weaknesses of stories of this type (creature features specifically).
First, the good. Well written. Plot just hums along with no lags in pace. Ms. Pinbor ...more
There are so many problems with this it's hard to know where to start and it isn't worth your or my time to go into it in depth. I guess to get started it is a post-apocalyptic novel. The women have mostly turned into giant "widow" spiders (how anyone knows this is beyond me). The science behind this is so ludicrous ...more
It's the end of the world, and the planet is teeming with...well...take a look at the cover, and you'll figure it out pretty quickly. While the leading theory as to how this particularly nasty infestation came about is a bit far-fetched, Pinborough's ent ...more
The story begins with a young couple, Matt and Chloe who discover that, although unplanned, Chloe is expecting their first child. Their lives are typical of a couple in their early thirties, and although unexpected, both are excited about the prospect of their new arrival. It's only as Chloe's pregnancy progresses that th ...more
My point is twofold: (1) Spiders are a great subject for a horror novel. And (2) I ma ...more
The hero of the story (that is indeed a loose term), is Matt. He narrates the story and sometimes attempts to apologise for his actions, such as moving on from one woman ...more
AS followers of my reviews will know (and without being sexist), I'm constantly on the look out for a female writer who can stand shoulder to shoulder with the big boys, a writer who is not afraid of violence or gore or plain out shocking terror!
I've read another book from Pinborough, The Reckoning, and while it was an enjoyable ride with some great moments (and I'll never look at an ant the same way again) I felt there was still another horror gear that Sarah could slip into. ...more
I can be stubborn at times. My local library has a selection of Sarah Pinborough's more recent novels, but since Breeding Ground was the first one I heard about, I wanted to start there. So I've held off on reading Pinborough until I could get my hands on a copy of this one, which has been out of print since about five past forever (despite a sequel having been released last year). That finally happened, and as with most genre horror, once I sat d ...more
So much of the story is logically inconsistent, and the plot holes are gaping - but the fun factor makes up ...more
The story moves along quickly, gripping you from page one (as I've already mentioned) and keeps you wanting to read ...more
The rest of the book is standard survivor fiction, very by-the-numbers. You can easily write almost every character's story arc just a few pages after being introduced. Curiosity and a fast flowing narrative carry you forward. You know there are several more big secrets to reveal. Unfortunately, ...more
the characters were all a bit of cliche (if you've ever read a stephen king book, you basically know them all already), but the horror felt interesting and if not entirely unique then at least different from most of what's out there right now (not being largely based on "man's inhumanity to man," and random acts of violence).
there was ...more