Monday, November 4, 2013

Infestation by Timothy Bradley

Andy is sent to a reform school for boys in the middle of the desert where the food is horrible, the air conditioning doesn't work, his roommate likes to set fires, and everyone is covered with bug bites.  Things seem pretty bad already but when a major earthquake hits Andy is one of the few students not in the main building at the time which turns out to be a blessing.  The earthquake awakens and releases a race of giant mutant ants with voracious appetites for whomever gets in their way.  Andy and his friends have to find a way to get to help before the infestation spreads outside of their small school to the rest of the state or the world.  This is just a downright crazy premise straight out of the SyFy channel but if you just let yourself go with it it's a fun book.  The boys meet a scientist who was working at the school so there's even a bit of real science mixed in but not in an obnoxious way.