Thursday, February 18, 2010

Explorer X-Alpha (ARC) by LM Preston Review

explorer Explorer X-Alpha (ARC) by LM Preston 
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press 
Pub. Date:  February 7th, 2010
Pages: 366
Age Level: Young Adult 10+  
Obtained: Received for Review

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.

My Thoughts:

The beginning to the novel was a little slow for my liking but about halfway through the book it started to pick up. The novel revolves around Aadi, a teen sent off to space camp against his will by his parents and soon is caught in a battle of good vs. evil. I think the reason why it was so slow for me was the writing. It just sounded like they were more adult then teenagers. Phrases were repeated often and the sounded like robots a lot of the time. Although, I will give the author kudos on how she would change the point of views every once in a while so that we could see it from a different character’s perspective. Those were def my favorite ones to read. I loved the idea of the novel and the overall message it expresses. There was def some action, a little romance and dangerous situation in which the author put the characters choose their own destiny. Overall it was a pretty good read, it’s one that you can sit down and read on a sunny day. Anyway, I give this novel 3.5 out of 5 paws.

Comment Question of the Blog:

3.5 pawsIf you could go to any summer camp, which one would you go? Ex. Space Camp, Cheer Camp, Running Camp, Basketball Camp? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,

That Chick That Reads

1 comment:

  1. I'm a geek I guess and first instinct is Space camp... but really probably cheer camp... lol.