Sorry, this is long. Below is a review of the C.H.A.O.S. series by Jon S. Lewis. It’s a sci-fi, alien adventure series aimed at the young adult market. I borrowed the first two books from the library and was given the third to review. There are probably some minor spoilers scattered here and there, but I tried to avoid major plot points. Enjoy.
In 2010-2011, aliens seemed to be making a huge impression on the pop culture psyche. In the movies, the studios released Skyline, Cowboys and Aliens, Transformers, I Am Number Four, Battle: Los Angeles, and even Mars Needs Moms. On television, shows like Flashforward, The Event, and Falling Skies constantly reminded us that an alien invasion was all but imminent. Given this media attention, the ground was certainly fertile for an Christian alien book series. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here… but is it any good?
The C.H.A.O.S. Series by Jon S. Lewis
Despite some logical flaws, this is a nice introduction to a trilogy filled with emotion, excitement, and energy, one I can’t wait to continue reading. Readers obviously sign on to suspend their sense of disbelief and it pays off as you flip through the pages and Colt McCalister’s story unfolds. The story begins almost as a dream. Colt is dropped off at a mysterious camp where he tests his ability to fight aliens and save the world. Like the video games he loves playing. Anyway, it’s like a dream because after the testing, all the applicants have their memory wiped.
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