Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Invasion: A CHAOS Novel
Author: J.S. Lewis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
When a drunk driver kills Colt McAllister’s parents, his life is turned upside down… and he had no idea that was only the beginning. Before his journalist mother died, she was about to expose a mind control program run by Trident Industries, one of the world’s largest conglomerates. When an informant inside the company tells Colt that his parents were actually murdered, Colt becomes a target as well.
With nowhere to go, he’s forced to move in with his grandpa in Arizona. Bizarre things start to happen when Trident Industries awakens sleeper cell assassins who don’t realize they’re being used to commit murder. It’s impossible for Colt to know friend from foe.
Then Colt learns that Trident is a front for a group that wants to open a gateway to a world filled with shape-shifting aliens who want to wipe out humanity so they can colonize Earth. With the aid of his friends and a secret organization called CHAOS, Colt joins the fight to save mankind.
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book that I have read by Mr. Lewis. I may have to seek out some of his earlier works. He does a great job at sucking you right into the story. The characters are strong and likeable. It is filled with action. Since this is a first in a series, a large part of the book sets the background for the sequels that will follow. I liked how the author brought in some World War II mythology into the book. My only regret is that is ended too soon. I wanted more! I look forward to Colt's further advenures. This is a great novel for YA readers.
* note: I read an Advanced Reader’s copy of Invasion supplied courtesy of Thomas Nelson. I was not approached or compensated in anyway for this review. By receiving a complimentary copy, I am in no way obligated to write a good or bad review. I am an honest reviewer and my reviews are based on my own opinion and only written by me.*