Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Assault by Brian Falkner

The year is 2030 and aliens have taken over the earth...

Random House sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

A young team of soldiers has been genetically modified to appear as the Bzadians do.  They are to infiltrate the troops and find out just what they are doing at their home base in Australia.  While the mission itself is fraught with danger and the other side is just as determined to win as they are, they have one more complication.  Someone within the group is a traitor...

They have trained together for a long time and it's hard for Chisnall to believe someone on his team could be doing that.  He knows it's true however.  So the battle to get inside and find out the Bzadians' secrets is even more complicated than usual.

This is a story of war with five teen soldiers and two seasoned troopers they meet up with later.  Not all get out alive.  And some of their beliefs will be shaken by the end.  No one really wins in war and that's true in this story, too.

The story moves well and the author keeps you interested in the story.  Most young adult males will enjoy this story as Mr. Falkner weaves his tale of war in the future.

Happy reading.    

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