Saturday, February 25, 2012

Invasion by Jon S. Lewis

Book Description:
He didn't ask for the job, but now all that stands between us and chaos... is Colt.
Colt McAlister was having the summer of his life. He spent his days surfing and his nights playing guitar on the beach with friends. He even met a girl and got his first car. But everything changes when his parents are killed in a freak accident.
He's forced to leave his old life behind and move to Arizona with his grandfather. The only person he knows at the new high school is a childhood friend named Dani. And Oz, a guy he's sure he's never met but who is strangely familiar.
But what if his parents' death wasn't an accident? His mother, an investigative reporter, was going to expose a secret mind-control program run by one of the world's largest companies. Before she could release the story, what if agents from Trident Biotech made sure she couldn't go public?

Vowing to uncover the truth, Colt gets drawn into a secret world of aliens, shapeshifters, flying motorcycles, and invisible gateways.
The Invasion has begun.

My Thoughts:
This was an interesting book.  Colt's parents are killed in a car accident and his world is completely turned upside down!  Not only is he an orphan but everything he 'knew' about life seems to be wrong.  His grandfather, whom he moves in with, is a lot more than he seems to be.  What if the accident that killed his parents wasn't really an accident?  How can a 16 year old save the world?
I liked the story line.  Some of it was a bit tough to swallow but then again it is science fiction so all is fair!  The characters were great.  The author doesn't gloss over the fact a teenager lost his parents but he goes through grief and it is well written.  Aliens, awesome guns, portals, this book has a bit of everything.
I rate this a 4/5.  It is intriguing and I look forward to the next one.
Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.