Saturday, December 31, 2011
She slipped a USB drive into Colt’s hand. “There’s a file called Operation Nemsis – as in the Greek god of revenge.” “Okay,” Colt said, confused. “One of the documents is a list of people who have been targeted for termination,” she said. “Senator Bishop’s name is on there… and so is yours.”

Book: Alienation by Jon S. Lewis, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2011
Genre: Science Fiction
Target Audience: Boys 13-20
Subjects: Aliens, Loss of parents, friendship, dating relationships, courage, greed, power
Summary: Now it’s not only the aliens who are out to get Colt, it’s the good guys too! The director of  C.H.A.O.S. wants him dead. It seems that when Colt was young, people were injected with alien DNA in hopes that one of them would become the legendary Thule Betrayer who would turn against the aliens and save the humans from them. And Colt is the only one who’s body did not reject the DNA. So he’s supposed to be the savior of the world. That would mean taking over the job of director of C.H.A.O.S. and that’s exactly what the current director can’t allow. So Colt gets added to his list of people to get rid of and the alien who works for him begins the attempts to kill Colt.
Notes: This is the second in the C.H.A.O.S. novels, a series that explores the question of “What if aliens were real and were determined to take over our world?”. In this book Colt is about to start his training at the C.H.A.O.S. academy with his friends Oz and Danielle. But before he can get there, he learns about his being injected with the alien DNA as a child and the legend. And he learns about the director’s plans to kill him. There is not as much focus on the loss of his parents, but still some as he continues to mourn them. He notes that he is into the anger stage of the processes of grieving. Then action takes back over and we don’t hear much more about it. He continues to do the right thing no matter what trials come his way. As for outright spiritual elements – this book, unlike the first one, actually includes a spiritually focused scene. Colt’s grandfather gives him a medallion with a Bible verse on it about God being our refuge and strength and says that while he was fighting, this verse would encourage him to not give up. And towards the end, there is a scene where Colt finds his grandfather reading a Bible.
Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Peter 2:11 – Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.

Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from the publisher through 


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