There is something in the deep. Something large. Something hungry. Something prehistoric.
And Team Grendel must find it, fight it, and kill it.
Kinsey Thorne, the first female US Navy SEAL candidate has hit rock bottom. Having washed out of the Navy, she turned to every drink and drug she could get her hands on. Until her father and cousins, all ex-Navy SEALS themselves, offer her a way back into the life: as part of a private, elite combat Team being put together to find and hunt down an impossible monster in the Indian Ocean. Kinsey has a second chance, but can she live through it?
Mega by Jake Bible. Book #1 in the Mega series. Narrated by Neil Hellengers. Audio book published by Tantor Media Inc., 2018. Run time is 9 hours and 1 minute. Originally published in 2014.
This is my 2nd time reading this book. The very first time was in 2016. I had just as much fun this time around as I did the first time I read this book! I basically even wrote the same thoughts down in my 2016 and 2021 reading journals. 😀
Mega is filled with action pretty much straight out of the gate. The opening chapter hooks you and never lets go. You get plenty of set up in the beginning without it ever taking too long. There is more action then you can even shake a stick at. The finale at the end ramps up the insanity with plenty of blood, guts, and suspense!
My favorite thing about Mega would be the characters. They have a wonderful chemistry with each other. The banter between the two brothers is particularly great. There was a nice amount of growth with the main cast, while still leaving us with a lot of questions. In the beginning, the set up builds a backstory of how each member of the team and crew are broken outcasts and misfits. It is amazing watching the team bond and grow together.
This 2nd time around, I listened to Mega with an audio book (1st time was on kindle). The narrator does a perfect job finding everyone’s voice. I loved how everyone sounded different and unique, with personalities and quirks shining through. Gender, age and accents were all on point.
Mega is such an entertaining and fun book! The ending makes me want to run right out and listen to the next book in the series. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a fun action packed story that is filled with sea monsters and big explosions! What a great summer read.