January 20, 2021

#BookReview: Weed by @osephDLacey @Netgalley

Synopsis: Fortescue Hall - the palatial stately home of Lady Cynthia Fortescue and the hub of her global business empire. The Hall is a pressure cooker, simmering with the secret resentments of abused staff and her rival sons, Jacob and Herbert.

On her birthday, Jacob and Herbert vie for their mother’s favour with lavish gifts, one of which is a rare and unusual seedling. Pincher, Her Ladyship’s cannabis-cultivating head gardener, is fascinated by the new plant but it goes missing before he can inspect it more closely. Then people begin disappearing.

It soon becomes clear that Fortescue Hall is infected with a genetically enhanced parasitic organism – a species of plant which uses humans as hosts and food.

As the Hall is overtaken by sentient growth, the Fortescue's and their staff find themselves in a fight not only for their lives but for the future of the world. Could it be that mild-mannered Pincher is the only one who can save them all?


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review:  I was a little skeptical when I first started the story but ended up getting hooked on the book. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of gore and violence. It reminded me of one of those horror flicks that you just can’t stop watching. The descriptions in this book are so vivid I could picture the gore as the plants took over the humans. It was a little slow to start but once the action picked up it’s highly entertaining. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who loves horror stories. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Trigger warning: Rape, drug use, extreme violence

Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer, D'Lacey is best known for his shocking eco-horror novel MEAT. The book has been widely translated and prompted Stephen King to say "Joseph D'Lacey rocks!".

When not realising his fantasies on paper, he dabbles in Yoga and continues a quest for the ultimate vegetarian burger recipe.

He lives in Northamptonshire with his wife and daughter.

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