Genre: Horror, LGBT
I will start this review by saying that Jen Ponce puts out some seriously awesome books (and lots of them!), so I have several of her books that I will be reviewing over the next few months. She’s one of my favorite authors, and she’s a really kick ass person, so you should follow her on the social media links at the end of the review!
Bug Queen review:
Vedalia Kirkaldy had no idea what she was getting herself into when she inherited her uncle’s house in the small town of Maysville. The house is infested with bugs, of which poor Vedalia has an intense phobia, but she must struggle through her fear to find the valuable box—ironically topped with a scarab—which her uncle left her. Vedalia’s fear of insects becomes even more ironic when she learns that not only are bugs following her and talking to her, but she must listen and befriend them in order to save the world from an alien infection that’s turning the people of Maysville into fungus zombies.
Bug Queen by Jen Ponce was an excellent read! I must say, there were a few times I got creeped out enough I had to put the book down for a few minutes. Of course, I picked it right back up, though, because I had to know what would happen next. The characters are funny, witty, and sometimes, downright creepy. I’m a big fan of bugs, so I was intrigued by a story of a woman who was the Bug Queen. I loved the alien fungus; it was disturbing and disgusting, and I wanted nothing more than for Vedalia and Sabra to be victorious against it. The romance is minor in the story (the need to save the world obviously takes center stage), but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I could feel the connection between the two women, and it was a nice subplot to remind the reader that even in the midst of total chaos, love is still important. This was a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it!