Friday, September 7, 2018

Bird Box

Bird BoxGoodreads Synopsis:    Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

My Thoughts:

-    You know how some horror books are fun and exhilarating? This book was exhilarating, but not fun. I was so freaked out by the end.

-    The writing was really good. I was so hooked. I couldn't stop reading. 

-    My faith in humanity weakened a bit after reading this. This book definitely didn't help my trust issues.

-    I wish there had been more of Malorie going down the river. I was so scared for them!

-    I usually don't read books that freak me out, but my friend was raving about this one. I'm glad I read it. It is good to read outside of my comfort zone, but I think my scary book quota has been filled for a while. 


  1. I’m glad you tried it. Sorry it scared you and weakened your faith in humanity.

  2. Your comment about your faith in humanity having diminished a bit after this book had me thinking why readers ever trust another human ever again. Think of all the times books put us inside the minds of the psychopath or sociopath. We have probably read more about murder, infidelity, theft, and everything else under the sun. Maybe this is why so many readers are introverts?