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Invasive Species by Joseph Wallace

(Excerpt from Goodreads) There can only be one dominant life form on Earth.

In the remote African wilderness, a rainforest is dying. But something else has come to life: A newly evolved predator that has survived the depredations of mankind, only to emerge from its natural habitat faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything humanity has ever faced.

And it is no longer man.

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My Review

5 stars

This story start out with Trey Gilliard. He is an explorer and likes nothing more than to be out away from people. He stumbles upon a new species of wasp. With deforestation, many species seem to be dying but the thieves, as they are called by the natives, have adapted and become more vicious than your normal wasp. And now they are spreading throughout the world. Humans are no longer the dominate species.

This is a very creepy story, I don’t know if I can look at wasps the same again. Most animal species are dying with hoe humans are treating this world but the thieves have evolved to be bigger, smarter, and will give humanity a run for its money.

I got sucked into this story and couldn’t wait to see how it went from there. Then when the thieves start spreading, I couldn’t help but cringe. I loved how they affect society, especially since we all think we are intelligent people and could handle anything. This story is amazing. I can’t wait to read Slavemakers to see what happens next.

To purchase Invasive Species make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Joseph Wallace’s website.

I received Invasive Species for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Slavemakers by Joseph Wallace

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Twenty years ago, venomous parasitic wasps known as “thieves” staged a massive, apocalyptic attack on another species—Homo sapiens—putting them on the brink of extinction.

But some humans did survive. The colony called Refugia is home to a population of 281, including scientists, a pilot, and a tough young woman named Kait. In the African wilderness, there’s Aisha Rose, nearly feral, born at the end of the old world. And in the ruins of New York City, there’s a mysterious, powerful boy, a skilled hunter, isolated and living by his wits.

As the survivors journey through the wastelands, they will find that they are not the only humans left on earth. Not by a long shot.

But they may be the only ones left who are not under the thieves’ control…

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My Review

5 stars

20 years after the thieves have taken over the world, we join a few human survivors. In one group, 281 people have survived after taking a rare vaccine in Africa. They have built a boat and plan on exploring the ravaged world. More humans than expected have survived, unfortunately they have become the hosts for the thieves or are being controlled. True humans are far and few between. Will the last few humans survive or are they going to fall to the control of the thieves.

Although this book is a follow up to Invasive Species you can read it as a stand-alone book. In this book you are following multiple humans as they are surviving the thieves. Part are a group that took a questionable vaccine others have been surviving by the skin of their teeth. I love learning about hoe each person has found their own way to keep going with the threat of the thieves.

Invasive Species was a great thriller and Slavemakers is a great follow up. I was really surprised by the ending but it was perfect for the story. If you like apocalyptic/dystopian thrillers this book and Invasive Species are some that you need to check out.

To purchase Slavemakers make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Joseph Wallace’s website.

I received Slavemakers for free in exchange for an honest review.

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