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Friday, May 6, 2011

Book Review: Invasion by Jon S. Lewis

Invasion by Jon S. Lewis. A C.H.A.O.S. Novel.

Invasion by Jon S. Lewis

Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: January 2011
List Price: $14.99
ISBN-13: 9781595547538

Review: KABOOM!!! SMASH!!! CRASH!!! goes the windows and walls of the room. Exciting action like this fills every page of Invasion, the first book in the Chaos series by J.S. Lewis. It is a science fiction book that is imaginative, thrilling and entertaining.

As Colt, a 15 year old boy, makes his way through the hole in the wall, plasma bolts shoot all around him. He takes a run to the nearest object he can find, which happens to be a phantom. He climbs aboard and takes off to avoid being hit by any plasma bolts. But wait I am ahead of myself. Let's go back. Colt is sitting on the couch of his hotel room when there is a knock. He answers it, and it is a police man who informed him that his parents have been killed in a car accident. This horrible turn of events forces him to move in with his grandpa and attend school in Arizona. He is told to go to an old air force base where he meets up with a man named Van Cleeve. They are attacked by the trident group. They are the people who are controlling minds. Colt barely escapes with his life. It turns out that his parents were actually killed by a man who was being controlled by a chip in his head. Will Colt be able to stop him?

I liked all of the creativity in Invasion like the plasma bolts and the mind controlling. But unfortunately it was a bit unrealistic. Nonetheless, I was pulled in by the 3rd chapter. I was taking my time, but I enjoyed it a lot. I was swept away when the fights and guns were introduced. It gets your blood racing like you are actually there. The big problem is the mind controlling because you can make a person do whatever you want them to do. This has frightening implications. For example, if the president or somebody important is controlled then that could cause a lot of problems. Invasion is worth reading simply to find out what happens in the end, so read the book and enjoy.

Review written by Carson (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Raab Associates for providing a copy of Invasion for this review.

Have you read Invasion? How would you rate it?

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