(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Although alien invasions isn’t a unique plotline, I found this book to be quite an intriguing read – even if there did end up being two different first person POVs and one third person. Although it was interesting to see what happened from the two main characters’ points of view, I would have much preferred it if the book had stuck to third person… and definitely not switched between first and third.
I did find it quite easy to relate to the characters and I was as confused and uncertain about what was going on as they were. It was interesting to see how Brandon and Gracie each handled what had happened to them – and how each of their upbringing caused them to react in different ways.
I did feel that the blurb gave away a lot of the book. It was interesting to see how the characters got to that point, but I felt that it didn’t hold back a lot of the mystery.
I liked the interactions between Gracie and Brandon, but I did feel that Brandon’s character development, in particular, seemed a bit rushed. The time when he changed/matured felt as if it was glossed over.
The tentacled creatures/drones were really quite scary. By the end of the book, I had a little more understanding about their purpose… but not quite all that was going on. I would have liked some more answers to my questions.
There was quite a lot of action in this book that kept me reading throughout. I felt the author did a good job of showing the fallout of what happened and I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Jake.
I do think this book should have a sequel, since there was a lot that wasn’t explored that could have been. I would probably read a sequel, if there was one, at some point in the future.
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