During the summer of 2015 I picked up a book at my favorite bookstore in NYC. Little did I know that it would give me nightmares for weeks.
That book was Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer.
The book centers around a strange occurance somewhere in South America. There is an inexplicable presence, a barrier of some sort, separating the world we know from a new world within.
The new world doesn't seem that different other than some new species as far as the eye can tell, but when a team was sent in to research and observe, they were never heard from again.
Neither was the next team, or the next, of nine others after that. No one came back, until one man in the final team was found. He was completely comatose, and when his wife heard of this, she volunteered to be in the next team (she's a biologist!)
The 13th team enters the strange new area to uncover what it is, and where everyone has gone.
There were points in this book where I was actually scared to turn the page, and I can't remember that happening to me in a very long time. I didn't continue the series but when I saw the trailer for the film adaptiation I was so excited!
Unfortunately, I left the States the day before this came out in theatres so I'm here in Korea impatiently waiting for it to come out.