Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: Bird Box

Title Bird Box
By Josh Malerman
Genre Adult Suspense Thriller Horror
Format Audio book
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Malorie and her two small children need to make a perilous journey; rowing a boat on the river for twenty miles...completely blind. Five years ago something was unleashed on the world. When you see it you go mad and become violent and eventually kill yourself. Alternating between the past and the present, Bird Box tells the terrifying story of a horror you cannot see. 

First Sentence
Malorie stands in the kitchen, thinking.



A million thanks to Jen at BookDen for drawing this book to my attention. This book! Guys, this book! Just thinking about it makes me nauseated and tense all over again.

Can you even imagine a horror you cannot see? You know it's out there, you know if you see it you'll go mad and become violent and then kill yourself, and you don't know what it is. There's no way I would have been able to keep my eyes shut. I would have been too terrified of the unknown.

Add in a women, alone except for two four year-olds, rowing blind down a river being followed by something and you'd be as sick as I was.

This book was so freaking intense! And it wasn't just the intensity I loved. I felt for the characters and was rooting for them. The creepy characters were just the right amount of creepy and knowing that others were at their breaking point was almost too suspenseful.

Seriously! I think I'll be pushing this book on everyone I know.

With the current popularity of The Quiet Place which had a sort of similar feel, I don't know how people haven't read this one. It was much more intense for me. Being quiet is one thing but being stalked by something you can't look at; feeling it right beside you and. Not. Being. Able. To. Open. Your. Eyes. And. Look??? I just can't!

Read this book!!!! 

21 comments:

  1. Now I'm really intrigued! This book must means a lot to you considering you gave it a 5-stars. :)

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    1. It was so intense. I’m pushing it like crazy!

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  2. You've hooked me! I have to read this one now. (As soon as I finish my current stack of library books!) :D

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  3. Oh my goodness I'm so torn about this! On one hand, I want to read it so much because of how intense you make it sound and I'm dying to know how it ends but on the other, super intense scary books almost never go over well with me. Still, based on your review, I feel like I definitely need to take a chance on this!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. It’s much more intense than it is scary. You should try it.

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  4. Yay!!! I'm so glad you read it and loved it like I did! :)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. It was awesome!

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  5. Does anything bad happen to the kids? I don't like that there are 4 year olds involved.

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  6. This sounds absolutely terrifying. I'm going to pass (I'm a wuss) but I'm so glad you loved it!

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    1. It was more intense than scary but I get it.

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  7. I remember being really curious about this one- like seeing good reviews and hearing it was kind of harrowing, but not really sure what exactly it was about! And yeah that is kind of messed up- being pursued and not being able to see it? Freaky.

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  8. This one has such a creepy premise! It's intense and terrifying and really good. I haven't read anything else by Malerman, but I really need to.

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    1. I need to try his others now. How could I not after this one?

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  9. I loved this book and talk about suspense and overwheming eerie feeling. This book was done nothing short of perfect when it comes to horror and suspense.

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  10. I've got a copy of this in electronic form and I'm so bad about not reading my e-books. It sounds like a good, creepy read to usher in fall in a few months.

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  11. WHAT?! How did I miss your review for this one?! I'm so glad to see you enjoyed this one, and GREAT review!! This is one of my favorites! Have you read any of Josh Malerman's other work? I really enjoyed House at the Bottom of the Lake. I'm hoping to get to Unbury Carole soon! :)

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