Sunday, November 11, 2018

*Review* Caught in the Web by Jason R. Davis

Genre: Horror
Published: February 24, 2015
Pages: 414

In the morning, they had hatched and had spread. Now the small town of Hammond is under quarantine and the survivors are fighting to survive. They face something that they only see the signs of, but no one truly knows what is going on. They just know that they must escape before it is too late. They must free themselves from being "Caught in the Web"

I received an audiobook copy of this book from the author for an honest review. I was sucked in by an amazing book trailer, and unfortunately the book didn't live up to it for me.

Much like the first book in this series, I was expecting to be at the very least creeped out because the main villain in the story is spiders (and I had managed to forget that I read the first book in this series when I accepted the code for this book). And like the first book, this one failed to creep me out.

The story read more like a zombie apocalypse book than anything, with the survivors hunkering down and trying to figure out what's going on and how to get out of it. Add in some government intervention, and you've got the makings of a good outbreak story. Unlike most zombie apocalypse stories though, the government is not taking any prisoners or letting anyone out. I actually really appreciated that aspect of the story, because the trope where no one has ever read or seen a zombie story is a little old.

Overall I give Caught in the Web 3.2765 stars because while it wasn't a complete letdown, it still had its moments. - Katie 

I am a truck driver by day, and a writer by night. I've watched a lifetimes worth of horror and sci/fi films. I've read nearly as much. Now I find myself being the one typing away the next story.

I also founded the Chicago Horror Film Festival, ran Madtown Horror, and produced a handful of films. 

Occasionally I sleep.

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