Author: Michael Buckley
Trilogy: Book 1
Publication: HMH Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Summary: Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.
Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders.
Review: Undertow was a compelling and entertaining story, this story reminded me a lot of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy. Although this book isn’t about angels and devils, they both are about a girl who has to make a difficult decision that will impact the rest of her and her future. Fathom was an OK character in my opinion. he kind of annoyed me a bit when Lyric kept on trying to help him, but all he did was cold shoulder her. I don’t know how I feel about Doyle because I don’t exactly love him, but I don’t hate him either. Overall this was a great start to a new trilogy. I like where this is heading an I can’t wait for book two. I think if you like alien books then you will like this.
You can buy this here: http://www.amazon.com/Undertow-Michael-Buckley/dp/0544348257
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