Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Megalodon Rising by Alex Laybourne.
About the Book: A new threat has been found lurking off the American coast. Fresh from a tour of duty on the Syrian coast, the last thing that Carrier Strike Group Sixteen wanted was another mission. Charged with finding and eliminating the threat, nobody was prepared for the true horror that awaited them.
A creature from the deep, long since written into the annals of history. The Megalodon has awoken and both it and its young are hungry.
My Review: I’m a huge fan of Alex Laybourne’s work, and these novels have become a fun delicacy for me.
The story is fast moving and keeps you riveted. While the end can be abrupt for some, I like it. It can either lead into a sequel or remain a fun read that leaves the future to the reader’s imagination, and that can be better than any author can come up with. This reminds me of my guilty pleasures on the SyFy channel.
The characters are pretty interesting as each carries their own problems with them. If there’s something I’d like to see more of, it’d be the development of more of the military characters. While the main character and his mom were enticing, it felt like there was a missing moment between them and the others in the book. That doesn’t take away from the fun of watching a kid being a kid, but times a hundred.
If you’re looking for a quick escape and don’t mind monsters, this is the perfect thing.