Killer Species: Menace From the Deep by Michael P. Spradlin: Intense, Action-Packed and Fun

Emmet Doyle has just arrived in Florida City and the Everglades. The impenetrable forest and otherwordly creatures are amazing.

Things quickly get weird, however. A strange creature was recently found dead in the park, and it’s definitely not a native species. Someone engineered this.

Deep in the swamp, someone has been experimenting to create a new breed of apex predator. And they’re about to set them loose. Soon Emet will find himself face-to-face with the new top of the food chain.

Description taken from Goodreads.

Geez. That cover though.

killer species

Gives me the chills… reminds me of that story in the FLIGHT comics.

Anyway, wow. I’m gonna start off by saying that this book–I would say–is for more mature middle-grade readers. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s middle-grade, it just needs the right level of maturity–because there are some parts in this book that are kind of intense. And I like that. I love how Spradlin doesn’t dumb things down and how well he writes his action.

Then there’s the descriptions. They’re not the best I’ve ever read, but the whole book was consistent and precise with it’s descriptions of both the swamp and the animals, so I was able to picture what was going on extremely well. Kudos to the author.

I expect even better things from the next book in this series! People who liked ANIMORPHS will probably like this new title. 4 stars.

pg count for the paperback: 225

Series: Killer Species

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