Book Review: Aliens in Disguise by M.M. Scott
Aliens in Disguise: Rise of the Heroes by M.M. Scott
Genre: MG Science Fiction
Published: May 26th, 2012
Author Links: N/A
Dragonamir was like any other boy in school…on Jupiter.
He had to deal with yelling teachers and mean bullies. That changed when he realized he had special powers…or did it? His skill got him recruited at a young age to the Space Academy, but there he discovers he still has to deal with bullies and worse. He and his friends accidentally awaken an ancient Evil which is intent on destroying them. They are chased across the solar system and crash on Earth. There they meet Alex, a human boy, who helps them hide from then men in black, fight the ancient Evil, and find their way home.
Do not read this ALIENS IN DISGUISE if you are over the age of 12.
The message, the characters, and the plot are written from the eyes of a child. When I originally wrote the review for this book, I kept telling myself that the author wrote this story like he was a kid himself. Well, I was right. The author was ten years old when this book was published. Keeping that in mind, it makes more sense how the plot escalated so rapidly in sections.
I warn adults not to read this book, for one reason: there is no science in this science fiction. Many things that happen in this book are scientifically impossible and if you remember anything from psychics (or Mythbusters for those that skipped high school) , then these impossibilities will irk you. There are also a couple of times where one of the alien kids knows something about Earth that they shouldn’t plausibly know. So, adults will notice the impossibilities and inconsistencies.
However, if you’re a child at heart you will fall in love with the characters on their crazy journey from space to the classroom. I plan on sharing my copy with my nephew, especially since he’s 10 and wants to write his own book. I also purchased another copy for my mom to share with her 10-year-old school kids.
ALIENS IN DISGUISE is very well-edited and overall so much better than many indie books. Great characters. Interesting plot. Very visual descriptions. It’s one hell of a fun read.
The fact that a kid wrote the book makes it more relatable to other kids. Buy this book for your kids. They WILL love it. Just don’t read it yourself.
(I received a copy of this book from the author/Goodreads in exchange for my honest review. I have also purchased a copy for my mom to share with her own 5th graders.)
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A plague is spreading across the land. Crops are rotting. People are dying in the streets. Sora, with the help of her magical Cat’s Eye necklace, is the only one who can stop it.
She must travel overseas to the Lost Isles, a place of legend and mystery. Only there can she destroy the bloodmage, Volcrian, putting an end to the curse. She is accompanied by Crash, a lethal assassin who once threatened—and saved—her life. But Sora is beginning to question her dark companion. He seems to be carrying a secret; a hidden past that could endanger them all.
Meanwhile, they are hunted by an underground society known as the Shade. For centuries, the Shade has waited for the perfect opportunity to step into the light. Now they are perilously close to resurrecting a Dark God and unleashing a wave of unimaginable destruction. They only need to collect the three sacred weapons, and Sora has already found two….
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(I received a copy of this book from the publisher/Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.)
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