Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Alienation" by Jon S. Lewis

I recently finished reading ALIENATION, the second book in Jon S. Lewis’ C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy, and I’m not ashamed to admit that as a man in my mid-thirties, I REALLY like Colt and Oz. I was no where as cool as either of those guys when I was in High School, so I enjoy being swept into a world not only where Aliens are trying to destroy all human life as we know it, but a world where Teenagers are allowed in the fight! I work with teenagers, and I know a few who would enjoy that chance.

Lewis brings back the fun in this second installment, and while again, Young adult fiction is the genre, making it an easy read, it is not a dull read at all. We pick up where we left off with Oz and Colt  headed out to the C.H.A.O.S. Training academy, but now, Danielle has been recruited as well. Colt quickly turns the heads of a few fellow cadets, but not necessarily in a good way. But, really, who’s going to let bullies scare you when there are shape-shifting aliens who have infiltrated the campus and have worse things than insults on their agenda. Colt takes it in stride, even while dealing with a discovery that threatens his friendship with Oz.

The dialogue is smooth, the story is fun, and the characters are believable. I’ve met some High School Athletes who seem to fit the same physical build of Oz, so I don’t doubt it can happen. I personally, am looking forward to the third and final book, and would recommend this book to young adult readers, and to the parents of the same. There are some Christian themes in the book, but Lewis does a good job of weaving it into the story naturally so it doesn’t appear as a “how-to” manual on teenagers trying to live their faith in a world being overrun by aliens. Because THAT would be applicable. 

In fairness of full disclosure, I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze.com.

No comments:

Post a Comment