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Invasive
Invasive: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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Think Thomas Harris Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knifes edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBIa futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. Its her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland. Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. Ive got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies, he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesnt say. What Hannah finds is a horrifying murder that points to the impossiblesomeone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering whoand whywill take her on a terrifying chase from the Arizona deserts to the secret island laboratory of a billionaire inventor/philanthropist. Hannah knows there are a million ways the world can end, but she just might be facing one she could never have predicteda new threat both ancient and cutting-edge that could wipe humanity off the earth.
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TK421
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Great #LMPBC pick @BethM ! I loved Chuck Wendig's writing style. The plot was solid and fast paced, the main character was interesting and fairly likeable, and the ant scenes made you feel super creepy- crawly all over. A good #creaturefeature !
@Bklover @MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders

Avanders Definitely creepy crawly 🤭😁 🐜🐜🐜 {shudder} 1d
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TK421
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This book is quite entertaining! Thanks #LMPBC crew for getting me to read my first Chuck Wendig novel. I now know the sound that a thousand ants make as the harvest the skin from a human body. 😨

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TK421
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After a busy start to the weekend, 3/4 of the family is sick. At least I was able to have a relaxing Sunday. Clue, The Dark Crystal and my #LMPBC book have been enjoyable today.

Chrissyreadit Oh no! I hope everyone feels better quickly! I miss @cobwebmoth ‘s posts. 1w
vivastory Hope everyone feels better! Wendig is alot of fun, especially the Miriam Black series 1w
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Scochrane26 Hope you all feel better! 1w
mabell I hope everyone feels better soon! 1w
TK421 @mabell Thank you!☺ 1w
Avanders Hope everyone‘s feeling better already!! Also, Clue is one of my all-time favorite movies. ☺️☺️ 6d
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I so hate ants. Nasty little creatures.

#ScaryScavengerHunt
1 pt - scares me
1pt - over 200 pages

#Scarathlon
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TheReadingMermaid So sorry I was vague, the scavenger hunt does not have any points attached to it. So for this you get two points for the book and 1 pt for the post BUT if you finish all of the prompts in the scavenger hunt you get enter to win a special prize! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid no it's me. I've never been very good at reading the rules. 😁 1mo
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Christopher_Tallon
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Genetically modified ants that paralyze you and eat your skin off? Uh...AWESOME! I‘ve never been more scared of ants in my life.
These weaponized ants are the brainchild of an eccentric billionaire. They get loose on an island and all hell breaks loose. Strong female lead. A few character cameos from Wendig‘s “Zer0es” (read that too!).
This book is creepy, smart, and full of action.

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Avanders
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Received!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
I‘m super geeked for this #creaturefeature from @BethM for our #LMPBC #groupw (right?). 🐜🐜🐜 And the traveling journal is so cool! 🐫🕶

Thank you also for the adorable notepad, bookmarks, and pencils, and the coffee that I have been coveting, stalking, and aching for 💔 since I first saw someone receive it on Litsy forever ago. Seriously, I‘ve googled it and amazon‘d it and now I have it!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Thank you!! 🥰😘

Bklover Yay! I think we‘re group V though, aren‘t we? 🤨 3mo
Bklover And that coffee looks AMAZING!!!! 3mo
Avanders @Bklover lol probably... I have a hard time remembering the letter part 😁 Re the ☕️... iknowright?! I‘m so excited to try it!! ♥️ 3mo
BethM I thought you‘d like it :) I sent some to @Mommamanzi last year. They only roast it in July/aug. you can get it online from Stone Creek Coffee, but only through them. 3mo
Avanders @BethM ooooooh well extra thank you for sending it to me!! ♥️♥️ I must have seen it on Nicole‘s page... 😁 3mo
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BethM
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Stayed home today as the migraine wasn‘t gone when I work up. Feeing better though, just not close to 70-80% yet. This was super good! Great sci-fi thriller. A bit scary at times because of the plausibility. I highly recommend, and never would‘ve found it if not for #lmpbc. @Avanders this will be in the mail today or tomorrow depending on when I can drive again.

JenReadsAlot I got mine this afternoon at work. Ugh... 4mo
BethM Oh no @JenReadsAlot feel better soon! 4mo
JenReadsAlot Thanks! You as well! 4mo
Avanders Yay can‘t wait!! 👏🏽👏🏽 And I‘m so sorry about the migraine — that‘s terrible! 🤕🤕 I hope you‘re back to 💯 tomorrow! 🤗😘♥️ 4mo
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LauraJ
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This was fun and the mad-scientist stuff was pretty sound. The main character was raised by doomsday prepers, which makes her incredibly resourceful against the genetically modified killer ants that drive the story.

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LauraJ
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Started reading this, but switched to the audiobook, which is surprisingly good. Ants, genetics, murder...fun stuff!
#catsoflitsy

Lauram I had to do a re-read of your post because I thought you wrote “fun fluff.” 😺 6mo
Leftcoastzen What a cute baby😻 6mo
AlaMich I need a tiny kitten in my life right now!! 6mo
Daisey Cute and funny 😄 6mo
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rohit-sawant
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Weaponized. Ants. CW's brilliant prose, layered characters & terrifically thought-out storyline elevate what would‘ve been a B-movie of a novel in the hands of a lesser author. Sciency elements add a sense of verisimilitude, making it scarier. It trains a thoughtful lens on humanity & the biosphere. Cinematic in style, incredibly tactile, dropping you right in the middle of the action, which is not where you want to be. Again. Weaponized. Ants.

rohit-sawant Also, I could read a whole book about Ez Choi just going about her day. 😄 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds interesting but also kinda creepy. Weaponized ants, ugh! Great review, as always. 🐜 🐜 🐜 8mo
CouronneDhiver Yikes! 8mo
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Reggie Funny, you know it‘s good when you start imagining the characters in regular settings. 8mo
rohit-sawant @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you! And yeah, it was super creepy. I'll never look at ants the same way again. 8mo
rohit-sawant @CouronneDhiver It had more than a few 'Nope' moments! 😬 8mo
rohit-sawant @Reggie Absolutely! Love it when characters stay with you like that. 8mo
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RiaWritten
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Here‘s a finished #shelfie. I managed to get all the books on there but this is getting a little ridiculous. Though it does look like there‘s room for a few more.

rather_be_reading theres always room for more! 8mo
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rohit-sawant
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Just started with this yesterday and already about halfway in. Soo good!

vivastory This was a fun one. Have you read 8mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Definitely making it my next Chuck Wendig book! 8mo
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Colleeeenj
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This was a bit of a stretch for me to read because I do not mix well with bugs. But it was a thrilling read and I think I enjoyed it overall. I would love to read more books with the same protagonist.

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Conservio
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5/5 for ohhhh shitttt 4/5 for main character and 5/5 for overall execution. Warning: if ants or other insects give you the heebie jeebies ya might want to avoid this book. Unless you purposefully want horror.

I'll admit the first 30 or so odd pages I thought it was going to be thriller trash and I was constantly double checking his ant facts. But then I relaxed about it and learned some cool stuff! #thriller #onesitting

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Conservio
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It is my deepest desire to be a mad scientist. I wouldn't murder people, but you bet your aunt fanny I would genetically engineer everything.
#madscientist #ants

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Conservio
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Celebrating October with this read. #horror

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awishman
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The ants go marching one by one...

#Hallowreads #CreepyCrawlies

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MorbidAi
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"The world is not ours. we think it is. but it isn't. the greatest lie we tell ourselves is that we are in control."

This is a creepy crawly book! ?

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MorbidAi
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Happy Monday! Starting the audio book for the sequel of Zer0es today 🙌💻

tdupree1 Crazy 2y
MorbidAi @tdupree1 so itchy! 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜 2y
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Daughter-of-words
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#bookhaul and Michael's haul! Can you tell I'm excited for Halloween 👻🎃💀💀

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BookDude
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Comparisons to Michael Crichton's are numerous and deserved. Invasive is about genetically-engineered ants posing a threat to humankind. You'll probably figure out who the baddies are fairly early, but it's still a fun book.

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awishman
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#junebookbugs #insects

This book is bio-horror that will make you itch and squirm. Chuck Wendig is such a visceral writer. I experienced formication while reading! I think fans of Crichton would like this one.

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rohit-sawant
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Two words: weaponized ants.

I absolutely love Chuck Wendig and look forward to adding this to my shelf soon.

#insects

#junebookbugs

@RealLifeReading

vivastory I enjoyed this one. 2y
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keyesnotkeys
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Perfectly creepy & tense 🐜🐜🐜

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Jimheskett
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You wouldn't think a book about killer ants could be done well, but Wendig nails it. Fun and exciting.

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You'd think a book about killler ants might not be believable, but Wendig delivers

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cmckinnon
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Looking forward to diving into this one. It's set in the same universe as Zeroes, which I thought was really good.

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forbirdsandtea
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I do believe that Ruby would like me to shift my attention! #birds #parrots #pets

rubyslippersreads Ruby is lovely! 3y
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vivastory
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This should scratch my killer bug itch (pun definitely intended) until the release of Boone's sequel "Skitter."

MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 i foresee psychosomatic itches in my future. 3y
vivastory @fern I was definitely experiencing that when I read Winters' "Bedbugs." Even had a nightmare about it. 3y
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AllisonMP
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Odd what a deep Kindle discount will lead me to read. Very quick, kinda fun despite bugs. Might go back and read the other book with the same protagonist and no insects.

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ScarletQuill
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Hey ya'll! Invasive is only $2.99 on the Kindle store today!

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JoeRugola
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A great plot - very X-FILES-ish - but not much in the way of character, even for the protagonist, in whose head we theoretically spend a lot of time. A+ on the freaky typography, though. 😬

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JoeRugola
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Fortunately, our condo does not have an ant problem.

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kristenlcoates
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Littens! I started this without knowing it was a sequel! Can I get by without having read ZEROES?

MrBook I hate when that sort of thing occurs. 3y
SarahSaysRead I did the same thing with his other series, I read Mockingbird (I think?) without realizing it was a sequel. 😂 It seemed fine at the time but I never went on to read the others. 3y
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RanaElizabeth
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And I thought losing my bus commute when I moved to work from home would kill my reading numbers...ha.

Tagged another amazing read from this month, one sure to have you itching and looking for bugs everywhere. 🐜

Simona Nice numbers ‼️👏 3y
Yournewfriendsams Trillium Lake? 3y
RanaElizabeth @Yournewfriendsams That's an impressive guess! I actually forget, it might be Mirror Lake. 3y
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CaseyMoore
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A fun read, especially for fans of Warren Ellis and Michael Crichton. This is one of those books that when it gets going you don't want to put it down. If not for work, I would have stayed up all night the first day I had it to finish.

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CaseyMoore
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More added to the stacks.

Melwilk Dracula is one of my all-time favorites. First book I ever read that gave me the creeps while I was alone reading in bed. 3y
CaseyMoore @Melwilk my goal is to read some of the classic horror books during October and the fall. 3y
Melwilk @CaseyMoore Great plan! 3y
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TeeCee
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Exciting, fast-Ish read. (Just don't read after going on a hike with ample mosquitos = crawly dreams!) Great thriller, not as dark as Wendig's Miriam Black books ... Then again ...

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JustinSteiner
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This page-turner is set in the same world as Wendig's Zeroes, though it's quite different in tone. See, there are deadly ants swarming and eating people and it's up to futurist, survivalist, and FBI consultant Hannah Stander to figure out what's going on. Creepy and compelling!

TeeCee In the freezer to escape the ants??? I just finished this one, too, and am a little jumpy about insects ... 3y
JustinSteiner Thought it would be a fun way to nod to the story. 3y
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Mel
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Bring on the creep and crawl #biblioweekend