Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash


Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder.

During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast.

Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade.

During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone.

Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed.

Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.


Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.


I have read a couple of Michael Phillip Cash’s books and this one did not disappoint.  Although we haven’t suffered from a swarm of Cicada – we have struggled with many natural disasters in the last few years and the warnings are all too familiar.  Prepare for disaster – stock up on supplies.  Make sure you have what you need to survive.  This book has the feel of an apocalyptic novel and the humans desire to survive.  Some of the characters evoke some strong emotions making the story very difficult to put down.  Another great story by Michael Phillip Cash.


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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