In Invasive Species we meet Trey. Trey is a man without roots, more at home observing wildlife and ecosystems in remote places. Better with solitude rather than dealing with people. Now that is something I can definitely relate to, the older I get, the harder it becomes to deal with people!
A horrific experience in Tanzania leads Trey to hunt down sightings of an unusual wasp. But this is clearly no ordinary wasp, its giant and really mean! Sightings and encounters start happening all over the globe, but what will this mean for mankind?
Invasive Species makes me think about a conversation I had with an old friend regarding insects. My friend had a particular dislike for insects, proclaiming “Look at them, they look like aliens!”. In a way my friend is right, looking closely at insects they do have an alien look to them, it’s why they make for great monsters. I’m not particularly fond of wasps, and the wasps in Invasive Species are particularly nasty critters. They make me shudder!
As you can imagine Invasive Species hit some of the cringe buttons for me. As a story however it takes a while for the plot to get going. I think it took me half of the book to get invested in the story-line, mainly due to the pacing of the book. The second half of the book is much better written. It feels like the author actually got into the plot. In fact, the second part of this book is so good that I have given this 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. Scary wasps? Yep! If a creature feature is your kind of read, then I recommend Invasive Species.
****Disclaimer – I bought this book with my on money. This is my honest review and represents only my opinions****