Annihilation #1 – Jeff Vandermeer (Book 7 #20BooksOfSummer20)

img_4077 Synopsis:

“For years, Area X has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border – an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness. The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate it. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.

Now four women embark on the twelfth expedition into the unknown”


This is a book that was a spur of the moment buy for me, with a little bit of persuasion thanks to Jen, as she has been talking about this book and the series to me for a while now. This is also the reason why I have picked it up and decided to read it now and have taken it off of my TBR pile. I need to read it!! I know that it has been made into a movie-adaptation, which I haven’t seen, but I have been told that it isn’t as good as the book.

This book is such a short read and is the perfect choice if anyone is planning any read-a-thons, plus it’s an easy book to get in to. It is a bit of a strange one, maybe that is an understatement, to the point that I feel like I need to go back and re-read it. But I am first going to continue on with this series to see how and where this series is going to go and see if this all makes any more sense. My head has somewhat gotten around what has happened and what is happening within this book, I say this with a tiny grain of salt, but I do want to continue reading the rest of the series and see where it’s going to go. I am interested to see where book 2 is going to pick up from and from whose point of view.

What I love when it comes to books, movies etc, is a good mystery and this book has it in buckets. This mystery adds to the suspense and this is what kept me reading, even through the weirdness. It’s this mystery and suspense that is making me so eager to continue on with this series and I will be continuing on, excitingly so. Let’s Just hope for answers.

Published by ShayneysReviews

Hello! My name is Shayney Hardcastle. I am a massive book enthusiast so I created this blog as my own little place where I can write and express my thoughts and review each book I have read. I am 23 and am currently living in a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom, and love how reading let's me explore the world outside of this small town. I have also recently been sent more and more books and ARC by authors to review and wanted a place to review them that wasn't just on Goodreads and Amazon.

One thought on “Annihilation #1 – Jeff Vandermeer (Book 7 #20BooksOfSummer20)

  1. I was way to excited to see what you thought 🤣 book 2 doesn’t give answers and I don’t think book 3 will either. But I can’t help but read it. It does tell you more about it. Shame I can’t send my ebook to you


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