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Conquest: The Chronicle of the Invaders, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.

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CONQUEST finds new juice in a standard science-fiction premise: the alien invasion. Bestselling mystery writer John Connolly, in collaboration with Jennifer Ridyard, knows how to keep the suspense cranked high, and together the authors deliver a densely plotted thriller that avoids many of the problems that plague potboilers by less experienced hands. Human and alien characters are presented as fully rounded individuals, with conflicting motives and relatable traits. The setting is fresh and the scientific speculation plausible. Best of all, there's a real sense at the end of the volume that the best is still to come, that the next two volumes will be just as original and pulse-pounding.

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