Something is out there…
Something terrifying that must not be seen. Once glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is it where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in abandoned house near the river, Malorie has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat- blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?
Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar And frightening, Malorie embarks in a harrowing odyssey- a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
“Malorie!” Shannon calls again. “There’s another report on the television! Something happened in Alaska.”
9 months before the twins were born, things started happening. Horrible, gruesome things.
A man tearing off another mans lips with his own fingernails then killing him self, a woman burying her children alive and then taking her own life, a man wielding an axe attempting to kill another man and succeeding.
“Once she told me I looked like the sun to her, because of my hair. I asked her if I shined like the sun, and she told me, “No, Daddy, you shine more like the moon, when it’s dark outside.”
Tom, poor Tom, lost his daughter to the creatures. He lost his whole world. But the way she died was too horrific for a parent to endure. No parent should see their child like that.
“If they don’t know what they do, they can’t be ‘villains.’”
I’m going back and forth on wether Malorie was a good mother or not. I understand that she has to train an teach her children to help them survive and that she had to be strict but the methods that she used didn’t sit well with me.
“What’s in the box?” Cheryl asks.
Behold. The Bird Box.
“MAN IS THE CREATURE HE FEARS.”
I have to admit, this is probably my favourite horror book ever! So action packed and this is the first horror book to actually make me feel scared. Like something was right behind me, ready to strike. I was constantly looking over my shoulder. Loved it!