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Review of Bug Queen by Jen Ponce

The Bug Queen Cover

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!

You can purchase Bug Queen on Amazon here.

About the Author:

Jen Ponce author

 Jen Ponce lives in the Panhandle of NE with her kids, cats, and fish. She loves stories with elements of fantasy or horror and works hard to put the fantastic in the mundane. Writer of kick ass women and oogy monsters.
You can follow Jen Ponce at the following:


Sarah lives on a beautiful half-acre full of beloved trees. She shares her space with three dogs, a snake, and lots of outdoor critters. She is an animist who has studied Druidry, paganism, religions, and metaphysical subjects for 20 years. She has also studied anthropology, history, and mythology academically. She believes firmly in living a spiritual life, not just in having a spiritual practice. She uses her knowledge to help women live a meaningful life they love by aligning with their soul.

7 thoughts on “Review of Bug Queen by Jen Ponce

  1. Sarah, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book with us, it sounds like a really interesting tale. Funnily it reminded me of One Hundred Years of Solitude and all the bugs that infest the family house in that story!

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