The Devouring - Simon Holt I will admit there were parts in this book where I was like Wha?!? What that stands out is the eating of the big hairy spider. I do not have a super weak stomach but it kind of grossed me out.Overall the writing was well done and it ended with me having a mild curiosity about what is to come next. I do wonder though if this was originally outlined as a series as I felt the end of book one tied things up well enough that 2 more books were not required. The concept was interesting (and somewhat new to me) the characters were well developed and as always, it was nice to see a strong female lead.