Malorie by Josh Malerman

Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive—and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. Don’t get lazy, she tells them. Don’t take off your blindfold. AND DON’T LOOK. Don’t get lazy, she tells them. Don’t take off your blindfold. AND DON’T LOOK. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has already lost so much: her sister, a house full of people who meant everything, and any chance at an ordinary life. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors—and risking the lives of her children again. Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more.

My Review:

This is book two of the popular book and movie to Birdbox. If you have yet read the first book or watch the movie, you may disregard this review.

It has been years since the creatures attack, Malorie and her children find another safe haven to themselves. There no one to trust, everyone has gone crazy. Malorie lives by the rules, cover the eyes and body. If they can’t touch or see creature they will be safe. Her kids are older now and restless. They sometimes break the rules and get curious about the creatures. When a messager arrives that give Malorie hope to adventure out of her safe haven and find someone she been missing.

This book was a nice follow up to birdbox. The storyline was very interesting. Malorie this time seems to have gone crazy herself. After what she suffer through in first book, I don’t really blame her. All she wants is her family safe at all cost. I like how in this book the kids are older and have their story told. They are restless and want to see the world. The kids don’t understand the big danger of these creatures, but they want to understand what they are and how to stop them. They deal with the rules, and also break the rules. It time for them to see the world and fight back.

Already it be announced that Netflix will make a movie out of this book. I’m looking forward on who will play the kids. This book has a creepy vibe and make you think more about what these monsters want.

Looking for something creepy then check out Malorie.

Happy Reading!!