Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Earthfall by Mark Walden

Sam has a metal plate in his head from surgery when he was younger.  He had bad headaches and seizures and the plate helped him.  It also helps him when a UFO settles over London and turns everyone else into mindless "walkers" that do what they are ordered by the "drones".  Is Sam the only one not affected?

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It was published at the end of August, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

This story reminds me of a video game.  There are explosions, monsters, tunnels, guns, and action all over the place.  Sam and his friends are fighting the Hive and they're aren't enough of them to beat the bad guys.  Warriors don't give up and that's what Sam's team is.  If death bothers your young one, this is not a book for them.  I imagine most boys would think this book is cool because there's no pussyfooting around; this is all action, danger and you either win or die.

This is the first in the series and I'm wondering what Mr. Walden has planned for the next book.  Sam seems to have an immunity to the drone's poison; they hurt him, it started to be infected, and then it healed.  Everybody else died.  There are several ways it could go, so I think readers will want to read the whole series.  After all, this game has gone up to a more difficult level now...

Happy reading.

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