Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box

Title: Bird Box

Author: Josh Malerman

Format: Audiobook

Source: Scribd

My Rating: 4 stars


Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

My Thoughts

This has been on my TBR for a while but I was never in a hurry to get to it until I saw that the movie was being released on Netflix on the 21st of this month. I immediately looked on Scribd to see if it was available and luckily for me it was.

This book alternates between the past when everything is just starting to happen and to the present day which I think is 4 years later. Normally when I read books like this I struggle to keep up between all the switching back and forth but I didn’t have that issue with this book.

Every review that I have read on this book says something along the lines of it being a scary book or creepy etc. Scary things usually don’t scare me because they are so predictable and laughable but I totally get the creep factor with this. I mean imagine not being able to open your eyes for the simplest things. I think listening to the audiobook added to the creepiness and suspense of the story.

I think the author did an amazing job building the suspense of the story but I was left a little unsatisfied once I finished. I wanted to know more about the “creatures” that were causing all the trouble. There were several things left un answered which is why I couldn’t give this 5 stars. If a sequel gets released I would definitely read it.



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