I'm now a senior citizen but as a teen I loved science fiction. This novel is one I thoroughly enjoyed now and would have devoured then.
This novel has everything that makes science fiction so much fun. There are adorable aliens and really scary ones too. There are lots of advanced scientific technique and gadgets. There is space and time travel, with rips in the fabric of space time. There are great teen characters who must save the world from evil.
That brings up the allegorical nature of the story. Lakin has crafted a good plot that parallels the introduction of evil into our world and its growing influence in our society. A subtle aspect of the battle against the evil forces is how the teens have to work together. Each teen has a unique skill and only as they work together can they counter the many facets of the evil aliens.
I recommend this novel to teens who love science fiction involving the battle between good and evil. You'll be entertained by some great science fiction scenes and you'll be encouraged to think about overcoming your obstacles and working with others.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
C. S. Lakin writes novel is numerous genres, focusing mostly on contemporary psychological mysteries and allegorical fantasy. Her novel Someone to Blame (contemporary fiction) won the 2009 Zondervan First Novel competition. She also writes historical Western romance under the pen name Charlene Whitman. She has published twenty novels and eight writing craft books. Her award winning blog, www.livewritethrive.com, offers insights, instruction, and encouragement for writers. She currently works as a freelance copy editor and writing coach, specializing in helping authors prepare their books for publication. She edits for individuals, small publishing companies, and literary agents and does more than 200 manuscript critiques a year.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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