Sunday, April 7, 2013

Book review: Domination (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel) by Jon S. Lewis

I should preface that this is the third book in the trilogy and I would therefore recommend that any ready catch up on the prior storyline before reading this book. I clearly was at first uncertain about certain characters that I presume were introduced in the prior two books of the series. Nevertheless, for a young adult, this book is an entertaining adventure into a future in which Colt, the hero of the story, must defend humanity against alien enemies. The storyline is fast paced, includes sci-fi elements, but at its core is a story about good and, with the hero overcoming evil.

Somewhat reminiscent of the TV show The Pretender, kids are trained in special schools to defend mankind. One of these kids, Colt, may be the long awaited hero since he is the first successful experiment of injecting human children with Thule blood. Thule are the alien enemies of humanity and legend has it that Thule can only be destroyed by the Betrayer. The encourage the appearance of a Betrayer, children have been injected with Thule blood and Colt is the first success in rearing such a forcible warrior. The experiment has additional effects on Colt, who wonders what his future may be and experience loss and sacrifice in the name of his mission.

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The book has an age appropriate study guide in the end that poses several questions aimed in encouraging the young readers to apply some of Colt's experiences to their own lives. The questions are appropriate for children starting with age 10 and can still be relevant to teenagers. Overall, an interesting young adult read that encourages children to apply storylines to their lives and draw lessons or inspiration from books.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book through booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed herein are my own and have not been influenced by booksneeze or any other third party.

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