Imagine you’re in a post-apocalyptic world where if you open your eyes and see some…thing… you will die horribly. How are you going to survive? How are you going to get food and water and protect yourself with your freaking eyes closed? Sounds fucking terrifying huh? Welcome to Bird Box.
“It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”
What’s it about? Mallory finds out she’s pregnant the day the world ends. Something is making people go crazy and murdery when they see ‘something’ and the only chance for survival is to never open your eyes outside. Unless you want to die and awful bloody death. For five years Mallory has trained her children to be like baby versions of Daredevil with super developed senses so that when they eventually have to leave their home, they just might have a chance of making it to safety.
What I thought: I really liked this book. It was bloody creepy. I have never read a book that actually seriously creeped me out before. It would be quite difficult to write a book where much of the action happens in the absence of sight, but it is done so well in this book, and it really proves that what you cant see if far more terrifying than what you can see. This book truly represents the most terrifying apocalyptic scenario I can think of. This book is rather subtle in the details it provides of both events and characters, but the impact is huge and incredibly original. I can’t recommend this highly enough for any horror fan.
I rate it 5/5 stars