☆✮ My Review ✮☆
At first glance of the synopsis I originally thought, “oh, this is Terminator meets War of the Worlds” but this book has its own unique twist.
I appreciated how the author, Jessica Frances, shows us the gritty details of going from one life to be on the edge of survival. It isn't easy. Especially when you’re one of the hunted.
Each chapter was compelling and mind gripping. I was literally on the edge of my seat as you see firsthand the chaos and destruction that takes place while still carrying a figment of hope.
I'm now really curious as to where Ms. Frances where take us next in books two and three. I mean, there's so much possibilities and stakes at risk. I wonder!
Anyways, a great start for the Invasion Trilogy! I can’t wait for more from this trilogy!
-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8
☆✮ Excerpt ✮☆
The truck moves again and this time we do topple over. Neither of us have put seatbelts on, so we both crash to the ceiling, my head taking most of the impact as my legs fall into the steering wheel.
I scream in shock, and as my mind catches up, I realise there is no way Hank and Lisa would be okay after being crushed into the road.
“Hank!” I scream out again, panicking as the truck is hit once more and we slide along the road. “Lisa!” I screech when we finally stop and hands grab hold of me, dragging me through the windshield which broke long ago.
It’s Hank, and as he drags me free, he quickly moves back to take hold of Marduke. Blood pours down from my forehead, but I don’t bother checking myself any further. My eyes first find the machine as it leers over us then I see Lisa off to the side, hiding by some bushes.
“We need to get out of here, now!” Hank has Marduke up and on his feet. The truck shakes as the machine shoots at it, and I’m half expecting a fireball to burst out at us.
“Take this!” I thrust the grenade into Hank’s hand and then wrap Marduke’s arm over my shoulder.
Hank begins shooting with the handgun, heading around the truck and jogging in the opposite direction to Lisa.
I stumble her way with Marduke, hoping Hank can keep the attention on him while we get away.
Marduke grunts in pain as he has to put heavy pressure on his knee, and I cry in shock when I feel his body jolt forward from the impact of a bullet hitting his back. He pushes me off him and I lose my balance, falling to the ground.
“Run!” he yells at me. But before I can even consider moving at all, an explosion erupts and everything goes black.
☆✮ About the Author ✮☆
Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. After having the Taken Trilogy taking up space in her head for years, she was relieved to have a break and her mind clear. But apparently the free rent was spoken to Mattie and her friends, because now she is hearing new voices and a whole new story. The Invasion Trilogy was then born.