Written by: Tera Kirk
I’m really torn about Hatched. On the one hand, my copy was riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes some simple editing could’ve fixed; even worse, there are loads of characters, but no clear protagonists. And yet, something in Davis’s tale keeps me wanting more.
The first book in Jason R. Davis’s Invisible Spiders series, Hatched introduces us to the town of Hammond, Illinois. An infection is spreading–one involving tiny flesh-eating spiders. By the time you see them, you’re as good as dead.
Davis tells the story through many, many characters’ eyes: a police officer, the town doctor, his wife, a long-bullied young man who works in a store and is plotting his revenge. Juggling tons of characters while making them memorable is extremely difficult to do. When done well, this technique leads to stories that are packed with action involving lots of people the audience is…
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