Published May 13th 2014
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?
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Bird Box when I started it but I’m so surprised by how great it turned out to be. I love post apocalyptic and horror so Bird Box was everything I want in a book and more. So many times though out this book, I had chills and it was so scary. I can’t even imagine living in the world that Josh Malerman created in this book. The writing was so beautiful and detailed. Somehow Malerman was able to build a world based mostly on sounds and yet I was still able to picture everything clearly.
The characters were believable and very well written. I was so invested in Malorie and her two kids. I spent the whole book hoping for the best and expecting the worst for Malorie.
Overall, I really loved Bird Box. It was the perfect horror book and I know I’m going to be thinking about it for a very long time.