“Invasion” by Jon S. Lewis

Colt McAlister moves in with his grandpa after his parents’ fatal accident,, but he soon finds that life in Arizona is even different than he expects.  Suddenly nothing is what it seems – from motorcycles that fly to supposed alien invasions.  With his best friends in tow, he struggles to solve the mystery of his parents’ accident and to find the truth behind Trident Biotech.  Is this worldwide leader of electronics really manned by a group of aliens – and if so, can Colt stop them from killing all human life on Earth?

This book is surprisingly well written.  The fantasy elements are detailed and complete, creating an entirely new world inside the story.  The plot built in intensity and culminated in a series of events that perfectly resolved the issues of this story and opened possibilities for the next book (which I can’t wait to read).

With the main character being a sixteen-year-old boy and the massive amounts of hand-to-hand combat, technical details, and just plain gross stuff, this book will thrill teen boys.

That aside, I did have one problem with this story.  As a Christian fiction book, it is definitely heavy on the fiction and light on the Christian.  Colt does know Christians and attends church, but he is not a believer himself, and none of them try to explain anything to him.  The alien aspect of the book is woven so seamlessly into history and the details of the story that it may be confusing for some people who wonder what the Bible says about aliens.  Having a disclosure-type statement somewhere in the book may clarify these issues for those people who are not clear on what the Bible has to say bout them.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.

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