Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Horror Review: Brood (Hardcover)

I've finished "Brood" by Chase Novak.

Two teenagers struggle with a horrific family legacy in the sequel to Chase Novak's novel, Breed.

Thirteen years ago, a radical fertility doctor helped bring Adam and Alice Twisden into the world.

The treatment came at a great cost: it turned the twins' parents into barbarous animals and threatens to transform the children, too. As Adam and Alice find themselves on the brink of maturity, they starve themselves in a desperate attempt to stop their bodies from changing. Will they succumb to the same bodily horrors that destroyed their parents?

Their aunt, Cynthia, who has always wanted to be a mother, oversees renovations to the Twisden family's Upper East Side residence-violently torn apart by the children's parents -- and struggles to give her niece and nephew the unconditional love and stable home life they never had. Meanwhile, in the world outside, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of wild teenagers, growing steadily in number, threatens to invade the calm refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct behind the safety of the Twisdens' walls.

As New York City transforms into a battleground, Adam and Alice will have to decide where their loyalties lie. They are determined to lead normal lives -- and yet their unnatural urges, which grow ever stronger by the day, can only be stifled for so long.

About the Author

Chase Novak is the pseudonym for Scott Spencer. Spencer is the author of eleven novels, including Endless Love, which has sold over two million copies to date, and the National Book Award finalist A Ship Made of Paper. He has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Harper's. Mulholland Books published his first horror novel Breed in September 2012.

Product Details
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Mulholland Books (October 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316228001
ISBN-13: 978-0316228008

My Review:

Cynthia Cramer is happy she has finally gotten custody of her nephew and niece Adam and Alice.  They move into their former home where there were horrific chaos and destruction.  The twins are about 13 yrs. old and on the brink of puberty and they are afraid they might hurt their aunt so they flee to Central Park where evil awaits them.

I highly recommend this book if you like creepy, scary and very gory descriptive scenes especially near the end.  I'm glad Cynthia really wanted to take care of the twins and try to give them a real normal life.

The twins are really creepy especially Alice who sneaks up very quietly and I'm glad they both have strong personalities.  Good they have street smarts and Alice is responsible around Rodolfo the Central Park boy king.


Thanks St. Martin's Press for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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