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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Invasion by Jon S. Lewis

Genre- Juvenile Fiction/Science Fiction
Invasion (A C.H.O.A.S. Novel) by Jon S. Lewis
Series- A C.H.A.O.S. Novel, book 1
Published by- Thomas Nelson
Copyrighted- 2010
Number of pages- 321
Age Group- Young Adult
Description of Book- hardback, list price $14.99, ISBN 978-1-59554753-8
Extras- Reading Group Guide, CHAOS Sketchbook

Sixteen-year-old Colt McAllister moves to Arizona with his grandfather after his parents died in a tragic car accident. Fortunately he has Dani, a childhood friend and he quickly makes a new friend, Oz.

Trident Biotech, a company Colt has always been suspicious of may be responsible for his mother’s death. Mary, an investigative reporter, was on the verge of exposing a secret mind-control program.

Colt and his friends work on learning the truth and learn about a part of earth the average person doesn’t know: aliens, flying motorcycles and shapeshifters.

About the Author- Jon S. Lewis lives in Arizona with his family, where he writes for DC COMICS. He is also a coauthor of the Grey Griffins trilogy and Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles.

My Thoughts- After I read the book I wondered why Thomas Nelson published this book as it did not seem Christian and there were only a couple of questions in the reading group guide that dealt with morals.

I knew Jon S. Lewis had done some work for DC Comics and this book seemed like a comic without the pictures. The book reminded me of the movie, Men in Black. It had the secret society and beings from other worlds that befriended humans.

The joining of comic book theme with Colt’s life was genius. Reading comics is not really my thing. So, when I was able to “read” a comic book I thought it was super cool. I was able to imagine the Phantom Flyer, Thule soldiers and other characters.

I enjoyed reading this book and eagerly await the second installment coming in 2012. I recommend this book to young adults.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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