Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
I have been participating in what I call Sea Monster Reading season. There is nothing better than sitting on the beach reading a great sea monster tale. I absolutely love sharks so of course I started this sea monster season with The Meg Series by Steve Alten. This review is for Meg: Generations the sixth book in the Meg Series. This is an extreme guilty pleasure series and I'm just here for the sharks and sea monster carnage. Meg: Generations is chock full of science geeky facts and the introduction of even more predatory sea monsters. Please note: It is possible to read this book as a stand alone since Steve Alten does a good job of recapping events in the previous five books, but I do recommend reading the books in chronological order.
Meg: Generations takes place immediately after the events in Meg: Nightstalkers. This is an action packed creature feature just waiting to be turned into a movie. We have megalodon's, helicoprion's, mosasaurs's, plesiosaurs's, mosasaurs', and titanoboa's. That is just a few of the creatures that make an appearance in this book. Steve Alten definitely wrote this one for all the Megheads. There is so much going on not just in terms of action, but with our series regulars too. We have at least four different storylines taking place at once. David Taylor is dealing with girlfriend drama, and the headache of running a multi million dollar aquatic park. Terry has Parkinsons disease and advanced cancer, Jonas is dealing with PTSD and the trauma of caring for Terry. Mac is helping David run the park and deal with residual lawsuits from the victims of the Megalodon sisters (Bella and Lizzie), and the Crown Prince is still double crossing everyone. On top of that we meet a whole new cast of characters...whew! The sea creature fights are very satisfying. But.....we are left with a HUGE cliffhanger!!! Ugh, now I have to wait until Meg: Purgatory is released.
If you are a fan of this series, like prehistoric creature carnage, science fiction horror, and deep sea adventures give this book a try. Published by Macmillan-Tor/Forge, Meg: Generations is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give Meg: Generations 4 out of 5 gems. Happy Reading!