This is book number two in The Hatching series. And it is exactly like the first one. Filled with so many different characters from all around the world that I don't care who's who. I don't want their life story, I want action. They're preparing for the spiders? Okay, fine. But there are so many different characters, everyone doing their own thing, that there is not enough actual action from the spiders. So, again, the concept of flesh-eating spiders is cool but it is not executed very well in either book.