Thursday, February 4, 2016
When he has the first dream, he thinks she's an angel. She has silvery wings and tells him she's here to help because of the baby. Her words are logical and smooth. She says they will fix the baby. It will be perfect, like it was meant to be.
At first Steve wants to believe her. These creatures will fix the baby, and everything will be fine again. But it doesn't take long for the uncertainty to creep in. How exactly can they fix the baby, and what is growing in the nest under the eaves of his house?
By the time he realizes the truth, it may be too late to save the baby or to save himself.
Kenneth Oppel's new book is a masterwork of slow creeping menace and horror. That preys on the human desire to wish everything could be well and perfect. I highly recommend this book, but warned it is very creepy, especially if you are afraid of wasps!