Hello Gemmies! I recently finished reading the MEGA series by Jake Bible. This series was a surprise joy read for me, so I thought it would be fun to do a series spotlight for you. I love my creature features and Jake Bible has seamlessly blended the military thriller, science fiction, action, humor, and horror, genres into one hell of an entertaining roller coaster thrill ride! The MEGA was so much fun to read, I ended up binging the entire series over a 2 week period!
We follow a privately funded elite combat team made up of mostly ex navy seals to find and hunt down an impossible monster in the Indian Ocean. The action starts right from the first book and never lets up. The stakes get higher with each new adventure. Jake Bible has created a unique story full of pulse pounding action, including a band of unlikely hero's, cheeky humor, and an array of character's you just root for the shark and other monsters to eat! The character development is where I think this book really shines. You will fall in love with this group of misfits. They are flawed, funny, and brave.
Listed below is the synopsis for each book. The reading order is pretty easy to follow just go in number order! :-)
MEGA Series Reading Order:
Book One: MEGA
Book Two: MEGA 2: Baja Bad
Book Three: MEGA 3: When Giants Collide
Book Four: MEGA 4: Behemoth Island
Book Five: MEGA 5: Murder Island
Book Six: MEGA 6: No Man's Island
Synopsis for MEGA:
There is something in the deep. Something large. Something hungry. Something prehistoric. And Team Grendel must find it, fight it, and kill it. Kinsey Thorne, the first female US Navy SEAL candidate has hit rock bottom. Having washed out of the Navy, she turned to every drink and drug she could get her hands on. Until her father and cousins, all ex-Navy SEALS themselves, offer her a way back into the life: as part of a private, elite combat Team being put together to find and hunt down an impossible monster in the Indian Ocean. Kinsey has a second chance, but can she live through it?
Synopsis for MEGA 2 Baja Blood:
Team Grendel is back and this time they have double the monster sharks and double the trouble as a drug cartel and the Mexican Navy are both ready to blow the Beowulf III out of the water! When a top secret, undercover mission goes wrong for one of the company's operatives, Ballantine must call on Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III to take down a drug lord and stop Southern California from being overrun by a new substance more addictive and deadly than any drug on the planet. But things are never that simple as Team Grendel find they are under siege by cloned Megalodon sharks that developed a taste for the new substance, sending the monsters on a drug fueled rampage of bloody violence along the Baja Mexico coastline! Blood is in the water and the feeding frenzy is on!
Synopsis for MEGA 3: When Giants Collide:
Team Grendel has made some enemies. The Team of ex-Navy SEALs, scientists, and highly trained misfits may have saved countless lives, but they are now paying for their heroism. Pursued relentlessly across the globe by an unknown group, Team Grendel finds themselves disavowed by the United States and other sovereign nations for their work outside legal channels. Across the South Pacific ocean, Team Grendel must flee, headed for a sanctuary only their boss and benefactor knows about, fighting for their lives the entire way. But, as is the luck of Team Grendel, there is more than just human enemies chasing them down. As they battle their way across the open waters, something so giant, so relentless, and so hungry, pursues them, ready to end their war on the monsters of the deep. The mother of their nightmares has come to the surface and it will not stop until the Team is dead and devoured! Yet, even a monster shark of nightmarish proportions has its own enemy and Team Grendel is about to find out what happens When Giants Collide!
Synopsis for MEGA 4: Behemoth Island:
Running from the world, their ship crippled, their supplies dangerously low, Team Grendel follow Ballantine’s lead to a promised paradise. A place where they can hide and regroup, rest and plan the next step in their lives. If only life were so simple. Within hours of arriving at their idyllic island, Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III quickly realize that once again they have been thrust into a nightmare of gigantic proportions. One might say it is a behemoth of a bad dream! Giant dinosaurs! Man-eating plants! Cannibal cavemen with a hunger for fresh meat! Behemoth Island puts Team Grendel in the middle of Hell and doesn’t let up until the beaches are covered in blood and the jungles are burning!
Synopsis for MEGA 5: Murder Island:
Team Grendel is out of options. With a mysterious enemy destroying their refuges, the crew of the Beowulf III is forced to seek sanctuary on an island that wants nothing more than to kill them all, an island that is pure death and evil. While Ballantine struggles to find them a less deadly option, Team Grendel must risk their lives to help a teammate. Something is wrong with Darby and an answer must be found before it is too late. But finding that answer may mean not all of them will make it out. Fear! Death! Terror! BLOOD! Nothing is right, nor will it ever be again, when Grendel and the crew land on Murder Island!
Synopsis for MEGA 6: No Man's Land:
The last fight is here! Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III have met their match. A sadistic maniac has them in her clutches and the last MEGA is on the hunt for revenge. It is a race to see which evil destroys Grendel first! Or will the team of misfits, mad scientists, and ex-Navy SEALs finally prevail and be allowed a chance to live out their lives in peace? Probably not… The mystery is over! The enemies have surfaced! Now all Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III have to do is survive one last conflict! Get ready for the sixth and final installment in the MEGA series!
If you love killer sharks, military action, weapons, flawed characters, dark humor, marine biology nerd fiction, and deep sea adventures this series is for you! Published by Severed Press, all six books in the MEGA series are available for purchase from all major booksellers. Have you read this series? Are you looking forward to reading any of these books? Let me know by leaving a comment below! Happy Reading!