Saturday, January 7, 2012
Alien Invasion and Other Inconviences
Author: Brian Yansky
Rating: 3 stars
Summary: A polite race of telepathic killer aliens, a ten-second world conquest, and one teenage boy collide in this wry, gutsy adventure.
Jesse is in history class when a formidable, efficient race of aliens quietly takes over the earth in less time than it takes him to brush his teeth. Most humans simply fall asleep and never wake up. In moments, everyone Jesse knows and loves is gone, and he finds that he is now a slave to an inept alien leader. On the bright side, Jesse discovers he’s developing telepathic powers, and he’s not the only one. Soon he’s forging new friendships and feeling unexpectedly hopeful. When a mysterious girl appears in his dreams, talking about escaping, Jesse begins to think the aliens may not be invincible after all. But if Jesse and his friends succeed, is there anywhere left to go?
Review: Eh. It started out too quick; in the middle of the first page the invasion happened. I would have liked to learn more about that main character guy, whatever his name was. Also, if Lindsey was a smoker, aren't there side-effects to quitting cold-turkey? She seemed totally fine. But I have to give it points for taking place in Austin, Texas. There were some good jokes, too. Overall, it was an okay book for one about aliens.