Saturday, April 11, 2015

Monster Squad: The Iron Golem by Christian Page

Autumn's Hollow is a really nice place to live.  The problem is that there are four children there that have special talents.  When those talents start showing themselves, it worries the kids.  What's happening to them?  It actually started years ago...

New Generation Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This story really begins in 1938, when an alien spaceship crashes on earth.  It's in the Roswell area and the scientists who go out to see what happened end up getting bathed in a strange light that changes their body.  They also find an iron robot that is alive and can take action if the right person talks to him.  One family seems to be his mode of understanding commands. I was not surprised to find out one of the weird scientists becomes insane with the idea of using the robot and the nanobots to create super-warriors and extend his own life.

It's a good action-packed read that keeps you on toes, but I would have preferred a bit less detail and a shorter story.  It took me a while to figure out what was going on, how everyone was related, and why it mattered.  All the detail interrupted the flow for me.  But it's written for young adults, so they may enjoy all the historical references and detail.  When I've lived through it, it's not the same for me.

There's plenty of danger, several chase scenes, and a very evil plan at stake here.  Even at the end of the story, there's still more to do.  There will be another in this series.  Maybe more than one more.  All I know is that you want that Iron Golem on YOUR side, not the other one.

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