September 07, 2018

#BookReview: The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Tor Books
Recommended Age: Adult 
Genre: Horror 
About the Book:

"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted."--New York Timesbestselling author Jonathan Maberry

Spawned by Brendan Deneen’s own experiences relocating to a New Jersey suburb with his young family, The Chrysaliscombines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and impending parenthood.

Welcome to the dark side of suburbia.

Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when they lose their cheap Manhattan apartment. Leaving “the city” is hard, but the blow is softened when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the suburbs.

For Tom, the bills, the mortgage, and Jenny's unexpected pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for this kind of responsibility.

Then he finds the thing in the basement. It makes him feel like a winner even as it scrambles his senses. A new job soon has him raking in the big bucks—enough that Jenny can start making her entrepreneurial dreams come true.

The Deckers' dream home conceals more than one deadly secret. As Tom's obsession with the basement grows, Jenny realizes that to save her family, she must expose everything. Before it destroys them all.

No one ever really wants to grow up…but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive.





About the Author: 
Brendan Deneen is the award-winning author of The Ninth Circle, as well as the graphic novels ScatterbrainFlash Gordon: The Mercy Wars, and The Island of Misfit Toys. He is also the author of the bestselling picture book Night Night, Groot. Deneen lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughters.




Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Well although this one is pegged as a horror it really isnt which was really disappointing. 

Do I Recommend this book? Not really 

Notes and Opinions: So this horror wasn't really a horror and well I have to say that it just didn't work for me. I ended up DNFing it about half of the way in and just really gave up on it.  The entire thing was a crap shoot for this reader.  

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