Monday, September 6, 2010

DNF: Explorer X - Alpha

Explorer X - Alpha by LM Preston

Published: February 7th, 2010 by Phenomenal One Press
Genre: YA science fiction
Binding: ARC
Page Count: Goodreads says 400 and I'm not inclined to get up and check my copy (it's Sunday, I'm lazy)
Part of a series? I think maybe.
Amazon link.

Summary (from goodreads): For most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime for Aadi it was life altering. After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars, Aadi finds that the immunization is the catalyst of an insidious experiment. He realizes what is happening too late for a change of fate. The full experiment is set in motion when he and his co-pilot, Eirena, crash in a distant galaxy called Shrenas, where they change and realize the full extent of their power. This turn of events forces him to grow up quickly, accept his change, and to decide to save a world, or to do what he was trained to do dominate it. His power is coveted by the warring leaders of Shrenas, and he is forced to choose sides a decision that may prove just how much humanity he has left.

Review: Well, this isn't really a review, because I didn't finish this one. I just couldn't get into it and I was forcing myself to read to the fifty page point. The voice didn't work for me, the dialogue was unrealistic, I didn't connect with Aadi, and I just couldn't make myself read it.

Hardcore science fiction fans might like this one more, but I can't in good conscience recommend it, as much I hate saying it.

No roses for this one because I didn't finish it.

Peace and cookies,
Laina

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