Review of A Swarm Descends

May 28, 2016 Book Reviews 6

Review of A Swarm Descends

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Swarm Descends (Ferals #2) by Jacob Grey
Published by HarperCollins on April 26th 2016
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss

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The second book in this gripping, high-impact, high-energy new series.
After the Spinning Man was banished to the Land of the Dead in an epic struggle between good and evil Ferals, Caw’s life has become safer, free of the darkness that had stalked Blackstone for so long. But there’s a new villain in town – and the Mother of Flies will stop at nothing to make crime, corruption and chaos descend once more.
Caw must use every ounce of courage, and every friend he can find, to face-off against some truly terrifying Ferals. Dark family secrets will be revealed – and he will learn to be very careful about who to trust…

Also by this author: Ferals

middlegrade fantasy ARCREVIEW

First Line

There are ghosts in this place, thought Caw.

What I thought of this book

Ferals 2 takes place just a little after the aftermath of book one. The feral world is still feeling the effects of the Spinning Man and the death of some of their own.

Caw is determined to find out more about his parents now that he knows they just didn’t abandon him and they find his old house. He also meets a young girl who is in his house, but she is human and should she be trusted.  He also meets the worm  feral who gives him a stone and tells him it was his mothers and now it’s his burden to bare. It’s always been the crow talkers burden.

He has no clue what the stone is but it does make him feel weird when it’s in his pocket. Then some other nasty ferals start chasing after him wanting the stone. They keep saying that she wants the stone and soon we find out that it’s the mother of flies that wants the stone. The fly talker is very bitter because her family has always been looked down on and now she wants her revenge. She doesn’t really care who she has to use or what she has to do to get that stone.

Just thinking about that lady and her swarms of flies gives me the creepy crawlies! I know if I had to be a feral I would so hope to have a cooler animal than flies!

Caw has grown up a little after what happened in the last book but he is still young and a bit to easy in his trust of others, especially young human girls. He likes to see the good in everyone and I can’t fault him for that. He is learning his way in the world the hard way and it makes him a good character.

Overall I enjoyed the second book in this series and I am curious to see what is going to happen next. If you like middle grade fantasy novels or have a young reader then I would recommend this series. Just make sure you start with book one or you will get  confused.

Reading Challenge

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge 2016
  • New Release Challenge 2016
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6 Responses to “Review of A Swarm Descends”

    • Stormi

      Me too, the next one is going to involve a white spider…interesting…lol. Almost wish there was illustrations…lol.

  1. Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

    I’ve not heard of this series, but it does sound interesting. I haven’t tried many middle grade books. I did enjoy the Blackwell Pages, the only one I have tried, but K.L. Armstrong (Kelley Armstrong). I would be willing to try another one. Great review. I wouldn’t want to be surrounded by flies either. I would hope that the special super power is the ability to deal with them. LOL

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