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Screechers by Kevin J. Kennedy
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2-3 stars. Not sure yet. Review to come for Sci Fi and Scary

Went with three stars, there are a couple places that redeemed it somewhat for me. Here is the full review from Sf&S

I have LOVE for post-apocalyptic horror/sci-fi stories. It’s my thing, my bag, I dig it. I also enjoy the intersection of this with creatures – War of the Worlds, The Mist, and on and on. So deciding to pick up SCREECHERS was a no-brainer for me.

First – the world created by Bergling and Kennedy is fantastic. The first part of the book puts us directly into the mind of the creature, and the world we see through its eyes is just what you’d expect. The world is ruined, by what it doesn’t say. It isn’t necessary. This is just over 100 pages and I think the authors did a great job of keeping this trim where it needed to be and detailed in other, more crucial, ways.

My biggest issues come in when the humans and creatures collide and then again in the ending. I can’t give details here, but I found these instances kind of unbelievable and honestly, a bit frustrating. I see that the authors were trying to do something different, to put a spin on the expected,…but it didn’t work for me at all.

Sandwiched between those two things is one of the best creature, monster, human battles I’ve read in quite awhile. There is stomping. Chomping. Just a blood and guts fest that really kept things moving. Here is where the details really come to the forefront – creature description and a battle extravaganza. Honestly, this is probably what kept this at a 3 instead of a 2 for me.

Overall, I had a good time. There are some pretty big issues for me, but in looking at all the other reviews it seems this may be a case of “it’s me, not you” – *shrugs*
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2019 – Started Reading
April 21, 2019 – Shelved
April 21, 2019 –
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April 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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