by Jon S. Lewis
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Book received from: Publisher
Colt McAllister is just a normal 16-year-old boy who loves to surf and play video games with his friends. He spends his days doing normal things in his normal home. Wait. No. Back up. That is not right at all. Colt McAllister is anything but normal, as he found out when aliens began to invade Earth and he was charged with saving the planet. That is when things got interesting, and everything changed in his life.
Alienation is the second installment in the C.H.A.O.S. series that follows Colt through his adventures in Earth-saving. We pick up with Colt living with his grandfather after his parents are killed in the midst of him fighting aliens. He quickly learns that his involvement in top-secret missions are no coincidence, as he enters the CHAOS Military Academy, a training ground for those on the forefront of the coming war.
Colt realizes that those he thought he could trust may be working against him, and his life is in danger. While fighting robots, aliens, and the officials who call the shots, he finds out who is behind the plot against him. What he finds is more than he bargained for, and he begins to question everything he knows.
Lewis has created a world that reads like perfect video game material, with hoverboards, robots, shapeshifters, and espionage. He does a good job of catching those of us up to speed that have not read the first book in the series. Although, the attachment to the characters would probably have been stronger if I had been there from the start. Alienation is a fast-paced adventure that is sure to spark the imagination of many teens who would rather be fighting aliens than taking out the trash.
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