Invasive

Invasive

Book - 2016
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On the isolated Kolohe Atoll in the middle of the Pacific ocean, a charismatic billionaire employs a team of scientists to conduct cutting-edge research that he hopes will change the world. In a cabin on a remote lake in the Adirondacks, FBI futurist Hannah Stander finds a barely recognizable human body, which appears to have been skinned alive by thousands of genetically engineered ants. Hannah's investigation leads to Kolohe, where the scientists vehemently deny any connection to the body. But the more Hannah studies the group, the more she suspects their research has sinister applications, and the more she realizes no one may get off the island alive. --
Publisher: New York : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062351579
0062351575
Branch Call Number: WENDIG C
Wendig, C
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 24 cm

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The island of Hawaii, mad scientists, genetically engineered ants, and one bad-ass FBI agent named Hannah Stander... What more do you need?


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cottageunderh
Aug 16, 2017

Holy crazy cow, Batman. This book was crazy good. And that's besides the freaky ant drawings crawling all over the pages in the book. Nessa has formication: the sensation that ants or other insects are crawling on one's skin. Yeah. I haven't read a good science fiction Crichton-esk book since well, Crichton. And this is book 2! How did I miss reading book 1!?! So guess what, that is next on my reading list. Thanks Goodreads. I would tell you more about this book but that would ruin it. So read it now before all the bugs wake up for Spring time. Go. Now. Before it gets really buggy out there...

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zipread
Nov 13, 2016

Invasive. by. Chuck Wendig.
Now here's a plot that the movie makers could make into the kind of flick that would scare the livin' bejees out of half the audience. It's got all the right ingredients: genetically engineered super ants that love to tear the skin of their victims; Hawaiian island overwhelmed by these insect monsters; mad scientists; and a heroine who gets all the bad guys and sets the world on the path to redemption.
No car chase scenes; no exploding airplanes --- nothing like that.
But still the story works: it gets you hooked straight away (not like some books that drag and draw you along); and then it just tears along with the plot.
I could'nt put the book down. It even kept me up at night reading it. And that' a good thing.
Not much character development or all those other high falootin' things my English teacher kept on about.
Just intense, riveting and engrossing.
Good for reading under the blanket with a flashlight.

AL_LARISSA Oct 16, 2016

I highly recommend this book to the sci-fi geeks who love crazy technological advances. A mix of mystery and adventure will take you to new heights that you probably have never seen before.

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JackPurcell
Oct 07, 2016

A tolerably entertaining read if you skip past the page-filler flashbacks lasting several pages and not contributing anything to the plot, and the dreams told endlessly in loving detail as a continuation of the story in the wrong direction, until she awakens.

Annoying.... but you can skip those and come out with an entertaining [much shorter read].

This book was crap

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