From Goodreads: Colt McAlister was having the summer of his life. He spent his days surfing and his nights playing guitar on the beach with friends. He even met a girl and got his first car. But everything changes when his parents are killed in a freak accident.
He’s forced to leave his old life behind and move to Arizona with his grandfather. The only person he knows at the new high school is a childhood friend named Dani. And Oz, a guy he’s sure he’s never met but who is strangely familiar.
But what if his parents’ death wasn’t an accident? His mother, an investigative reporter, was going to expose a secret mind-control program run by one of the world’s largest companies. Before she could release the story, what if agents from Trident Biotech made sure she couldn’t go public?
Vowing to uncover the truth, Colt gets drawn into a secret world of aliens, shapeshifters, flying motorcycles, and invisible gateways.
The Invasion has begun.
This is a very interesting sci-fi novel dealing with an alien invasion. Although the story is somewhat cliché, with Colt McAlister and his newfound friends battling evil aliens intent on destroying all humanity, it is quite original as well. I liked the idea that Colt finds that what he’s been reading in his comic books is actually true. I haven’t read many novels that put such an emphasis on a hero obsessed with comic books, and I think this will add in its appeal for younger readers. And, yes, while it is a little cliché that the hero is “nerdy” in that aspect, owning memorabilia from the comics, etc., Lewis also makes Colt a strong, self-assured character. He’s even quite attractive, according to the girls in the novel. But, that aside, this novel’s fast pace and interesting situations make is a great read, especially for those in love with sci-fi. Although I personally found the “love-story” portion of this novel a little bit out of place, slowing the pacing to a near standstill for me, overall, I thought this was a good read and recommend it to anyone who enjoyed I Am Number Four. Three stars.
Thomas Nelson has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read a copy of this novel, via Netgalley.