Review – Dark Energy by Robison Wells

  

Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest. Since then, nothing—or no one—has come out.

If it were up to Alice, she’d be watching the fallout on the news. But her dad is director of special projects at NASA, so she’s been forced to enroll in a boarding school not far from the crash site. Alice is right in the middle of the action, but even she isn’t sure what to expect when the aliens finally emerge. Only one thing is clear: everything has changed.

This review does not have any spoilers*

Dark Energy by Robison Wells

HarperTeen 2016 (273 pages)

I received this book through Fantasy & Sci-if Books (www.fantasyandscifibooks.com) where they send you a new book monthly along with a bunch of swag relating to the book, this was my first month trying it. 

I found this book a bit slow at the beginning…it actually took me almost 150 pages to get into it, yet I didn’t want to put it down. Some of the relationships weren’t as believable as I’d liked (its unlikely you become best friends with someone after only a few hours of knowing them) but I let it slide based on the books pace and how fast things developed overall. 

The humour between Alice and her dad was awesome, I was wishing I had a dad like him. But later found many characters had the same style of humour which then made it not super authentic. 

I had an issue with the love story here. The guy who plays the love interest is not who I wanted the main character to be with, and kept waiting for a twist or love triangle to develope. 

I usually like one book easy reads, but almost wish this book had been a series or even two books as I think it could have gone into more detail…the ending is only like 20 pages total and that’s with a wrap up.  Granted it was a short book in general but would have like known more or seen more of the bad guy. 

Over all it was an easy read and I was entertained. I got really interest about 2/3 of the way through so if you like the beginning half you’ll like the end. 

I gave it 3/5 stars. Entertaining but would like more. 
Until next time…
AJ Eversley 

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