Brood X is the story of a young couple, Seth and Lara, expecting their first child and facing an impending disaster of great magnitude. Seth decided to document the whole pregnancy and ended up documenting much more.
The characters were very much like real people and their reactions were typical in the situations they faced. Unfortunately, I did not like the main character of Seth. I think he was supposed to be wise-cracking and funny, but I just found him terribly annoying.
The story took quite a while to lead up to the main focus of the book, but when it did, it was a story well-told. The tension, the horror, the bugs were all described to perfection. It is a fairly quick read and I do recommend it.