Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Explorer X - Alpha by L. M. Preston

****Explorer X - Alpha by L. M. Preston****

Originality- 19/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 82/100
Grade- B

For most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime—for Aadi it was life altering. After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars, Aadi finds that the immunization is the catalyst of an insidious experiment. He realizes what is happening too late for a change of fate. The full experiment is set in motion when he and his co-pilot, Eirena, crash in a distant galaxy called Shrenas, where they change and realize the full extent of their power. This turn of events forces him to grow up quickly, accept his change, and to decide to save a world, or to do what he was trained to do—dominate it. His power is coveted by the warring leaders of Shrenas, and he is forced to choose sides—a decision that may prove just how much humanity he has left.


This book was a lot better than I thought it would be. I wasn't crazy about the cover art but the summary really got my attention. Everyone knows I love a good book with a lot of new concepts and ideas in it.

I was very impressed with this novel. My only complaint would be that almost all dialogue sounded very stiff. This might be due to the fact that the events are taking place in 2080, so maybe things are different. Everything thing else was really interesting. There was no way I could really predeict what would happen next since everthing was so creative, that way everything was a surprise. The characters were pretty well developed as well. We get a backstory for the main ones, which I was very pleased with.

I'm not a very big sci-fi reader, so to say that I liked this book is a very big deal. If you want to read something new and exciting you really need to check this book out. It will leave you wanting more.


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