Alienation took my breath away. I found myself reading as quickly as possible and I do believe my heart rate was elevated! I believe we all, at some point in our lives, would like to experience the thrill of doing something TOP SECRET. Perhaps be a spy? Jon Lewis allows us to do this from the safety of our chair. The target audience is young adult, so grab the nearest young adult and read it together! Machines bring back memories (remember Total Recall?), instructors teach you to fly with jet packs, aliens change shape and become people, and friends are always there for you in Alienation. A wickedly wonderful combination!
Alienation is inspired by the life of King David in the Bible. Jon Lewis does a wonderful job of creating a contemporary and unlikely hero with parallels to the life of David. Lewis says, "In Alienation I want readers to realize that like Colt, we all have a special calling. We just need to figure out what it is."
About the book:
After his parents were killed in a car accident, Colt McAllister was
drawn into a world he thought only existed in comic books-one where
mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles don't even scratch the
Along with his best friends Oz and Danielle, Colt is now training at
the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural
academy. But strange accidents seem to follow him. . . even with the
security of the school grounds. What first seems random
soon turns deadly. But who is targeting Colt?