Tuesday, October 28, 2014

White Sands by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Aliens have arrived but they're not friendly...

Simon and Schuster and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published this month, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

The boys are excited about going to White Sands to stay with their father over the weekend.  Dad is going to teach them how to shoot guns and plans to take them hunting.  It's just a regular family weekend except it's at the base.

I live about 50 miles away from White Sands.  The sand is truly white and it makes it eerie.  All you usually hear is the wind.  You might see an oryx.  And you can often see planes maneuvering in the sky.  They train there and at Holloman Airforce Base.  It was easy for me to relate to this book and the story.  It's science fiction, but it's still a bit spine-tingling.

The only people who know that the aliens are coming are the ones in command.  They have been preparing for space travel for them and a few friends.  There's no way to save earth when these aliens have been laying waste to so many other worlds.  So those with the power and control will evacuate.  Sorry you peons...

Meanwhile, those left behind are still wondering about the ship that took flight when they begin to notice new ships coming in.  They're not ours.  Dad and boys first realize something is wrong when a plane crashes right into their truck.  They barely escape with their lives.  Now anything that uses electricity to run no longer functions.  It gets worse.

This is a scary story because it has an air of believability.  You know it's not true, but maybe it could be in the future.  This is a prequel to the Orbs series and and I'm going to be watching for that series.  After all, we leave the boys hiding in tunnels.  They don't know where they are, where the tunnels go, and the aliens are after them.  How can the next book not be as exciting as this one???

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