Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining audiobook review to share with you today. MEGA 5: Murder Island by Jake Bible is the fifth book in the MEGA series. This series is so much fun and has brought me a lot of joy! You get action, humor, horror, thrills, and love, MEGA 5: Murder Island really has it all!
MEGA 5: Murder Island takes place immediately after the events in MEGA 4: Behemoth Island. Their ship severely damaged, low on supplies, and all of their viable refuges being blown to hell, Team Grendel needs help and a rest! Out of options our lovable misfits land on one of Ballentine's secret deadly islands so they can repair their ship and get some supplies. Of course deadly chaos erupts almost immediately. There are no mega monster sharks in this book, but there are plenty of other monsters to keep you on the edge of your seat. And let me just say the creep factor was ratcheted up to 1000 for me in this book. Trigger Warning: If you hate insects you will be freaked the heck out with MEGA 5: Murder Island. Jake has delivered another well thought out adventure with even more twists and turns and secrets to decipher. There are plots within plots. Will we ever get to the bottom of all of Ballentine's secrets?
The relationships between the characters is really great in MEGA 5: Murder Island. We get more insight into the inner turmoil that some of the team members are facing. This is especially true with Darby and Max. Their are some heartbreaking moments, but also the trademark dark humor Jake Bible is known for. I honestly don't know how Team Grendel is going to get through this one, but if i've learned anything, its don't count this team out!
MEGA 5: Murder Island is narrated by one person, Neil Hellegers. Neil is great for this series! His pacing is perfect and he does a wonderful job bringing all of these characters to life. Neil adds just the right amount of sarcasm to successfully nail all of the dark humor. He is also able to add enough differentiation to his voice to give each character a unique personality. His narration for Ronald is particularly great in this book.
If you love giant carnivorous beetles, plot twists, giant crows, dark humor, killer blow flies, misguided scientists, and Island adventures go read this book! Published by Severed Press, MEGA 5: Murder Island is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give MEGA 5: Murder Island 4 out of 5 gems. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. Happy Reading!