Exo by Fonda Lee ~ Review



Exo

by 
Hardcover384 pages
Published January 31st 2017 
by Scholastic
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars


Synopsis:

It’s been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose alien rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist government, and Donovan’s high social standing along with his exocel (a remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guarantee him a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan’s abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience, determined to end alien control.

When Sapience realizes whose son Donovan is, they think they’ve found the ultimate bargaining chip . But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could spark another intergalactic war. And Earth didn’t win the last one . . .
 



Review:

Thank you Scholastic for sending me a copy of Exo for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

Exo was a very fast paced read. It was also clean and I could see even middle grade kids enjoying this. The pacing was also perfect for reluctant readers. This book kicks off with tons of action in a war between the humans who have embraced the invasion and work with the aliens and use their technology to assist them. Then there are the humans who want Earth back and will fight to the death to take back their planet.

This story was a fast read that kept me turning the pages. It was also completely heartbreaking. I cried so hard. I am a mother so certain scenes really got to me. This was my first book I have read by Fonda Lee but I look forward to reading more from her. I felt her writing was different from other books in the YA Genre and tapped into emotions usually not in an action story. I am highly recommending this book.




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About the Author:

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Her debut novel ZEROBOXER was an Andre Norton Award nominee, Junior Library Guild Selection,, and an ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Her upcoming novel, EXO, will be released in January of 2017. Fonda is a former corporate strategist, avid martial artist, and an enthusiast of food, film, and books. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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