From School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-When 15-year-old Jake goes to visit his father, a bat biologist working in the Amazon, he hopes for a bit of adventure and perhaps a chance to prove himself. However, the trip takes a terrifying turn when he discovers that the creature responsible for the disappearances of the expedition's workers is a giant bat. As the bloodthirsty creature repeatedly attacks the camp and cuts off the only hope of escape, it falls to Jake to fight it. The suspense is tight and this fast-paced, gory tale will keep the most reluctant of readers on the edge of their seats. Fans of Zindel's other horror novels and readers just looking for a good scare will be satisfied.