Monday, January 26, 2009

Red Handed by Gena Showalter

Yes, a review, how unexpected of me.

****Red Handed by Gena Showalter****

Originality- 19/20
Characters- 18/20
Quote-ability- 6/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 85/100
Grade- B

Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother's trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn -- the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has never seen, she's brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school. Except, what her mother doesn't know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Investigation and Removal agency, where she'll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone -- the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen-year-old agent she met in the woods that night -- doesn't make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules....

I've needed another alien fix after reading The Tommyknockers, and I got exactly what I needed right here. I really liked that everyone new that aliens existed and that they were mostly accepted into schools and the workplace. But of course just as there are bad and dangerous humans there are also aliens like that. There comes in this agency to keep the bad aliens away. The training Phoenix and the others have to go through is breathtaking and intriguing. At first I found the training harsh and the teachers cruel, but when unexpected danger arises I understand the need. Phoenix was a very relatable character. Tough and brave, but also calm and understanding. The plot was very different and kept me turning the pages. I can not wait to read the book that follows!

1 comment:

TruBlu93 said...

you've been tagged!!