Monday, July 16, 2012

Alienation by Jon. S. Lewis (ARC)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Alienation (C.H.A.O.S. #2)
Jon S. Lewis
Pub. Date: January 3, 2012

Synopsis: Along with his best friends Oz and Danielle, Colt McAllister is now training at the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural Academy. But strange accidents seem to follow him. . . even with the security of the school grounds. What first seems random soon turns deadly. But who is targeting Colt?
The C.H.A.O.S. (Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural) series is basically Fringe meets Men In Black, sans humor, so if you're a sci-fi lover, you're probably gonna enjoy this series. There's plenty of intergalactic species trying to get Earth via gateways, and a particular monster called the Thule that want to invade and eradicate the humans so they can take over the Earth. C.H.A.O.S., who's always worked in secrecy until recent events forced their organization into the spotlight,  control the main gateways, but tiny slips are still popping up in random spots, and the Thule are close to developing technology that allows them to open their gateways wherever and whenever they want, making invasion imminent.

Colt, along with his friends Oz and Dani, are about to join the C.H.A.O.S. Academy to train to be future agents. And if the Thule master their technology within the next few months, they'll be the last class that receives this type of training, and the last hope humans have to defeat the invaders. They have access to secret technology, like hoverboards, flying motercycles, unusual weapons, etc. at their disposal, so training is actually pretty entertaining at times. Especially since some random alien species and robots suddenly turn on Colt, trying to knock him off. Similar to John Connor in Terminator, Colt is expected to lead the humans to victory, and he's the only human ever to  successfully blend his DNA with that of the Thule, which gives him additional strength and protection. But even the humans aren't sure whether he's trustworthy, so with both humans and aliens putting him on a hit list, Colt's just trying to survive day by day.

ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley.

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