Book Review: Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash


Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder.

During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast.

Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade.

During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone.

Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed.

Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.


A chilling story of cicada infestation that will give you chills and goosebumps. Told splendidly retrospectively as security officers and an EMT watch a video camera made by a couple and their friends from before the infestation. You feel yourself rooting for them to survive despite their initial reluctance to take the threat seriously, which only heralds what’s to come.

Enjoy reading this thrilling short book that centres around Seth and Lara who cannot predict the biblical proportions of the disaster about to strike them.

Amazon UK

Amazon US


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