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Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

by Kristeena
Review: Bird Box by Josh MalermanBird Box by Josh Malerman
Published by Ecco on May 13th 2014
Genre: Horror
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 262
Challenge Theme: A scary book

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Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

After my busy birthday week I spent the entire weekend in pajamas doing absolutely nothing…and I loved it! Sunday I read this entire book in one sitting while Luke played Call of Duty. I didn’t intend to read the entire book in a day but it was just such a page turner. I love horror movies and scary books so this was right up my alley. I loved the concept of seeing a “monster” and just going on a complete murder spree. I enjoyed the jumping back and forth in time, it really worked in this book. The attic scene, which I consider to be the climax of this book, was so well written. I couldn’t read fast enough during that section. I did finish the book having so many questions but in this case it didn’t make me dislike the book, it made me like it more. It made me wanting more without feeling unsatisfied.

I think it is pretty cool that the author is the lead singer of the band The High Strung and I am impressed at this debut novel. I will definitely check out his other books!

Favorite Quotes:
“We left because some people choose to wait for news and others make their own.”

“It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”

“How can she expect her children to dream as big as the stars if they can’t lift their heads to gaze upon them?”

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