PUBLICATION DATE: January 3, 2012
lienationis book two in Jon. S. Lewis’ C.H.A.O.S. series. It follows Colt McAlister as he, Danielle and Oz ready themselves to go to alien hunting camp. Colt is attacked and learns much about his burgeoning abilities. The government has deemed Colt as the one who will champion their species against the aliens. Well, the aliens get wind of this and start hunting Colt. He has to survive numerous attacks on his life, all while trying to cope with his new life.
Thule blood is an interesting plot line. I personally love any sort of made-up word that makes me hope it’s actually real. As Colt begins to discover and learn to live with his superhuman abilities, you root for him every step of the way. The story goes quickly and does not linger over unnecessary plot lines very often. The relationship between the three gets shaky, and it’s interesting to watch how the characters cope with the distrust and stress.
There are big reveals that do not disappoint. I very much enjoyed the variety of aliens. Usually it’s your stereotypical little green men, but as it turns out, Lewis does not settle for typical very often. I can’t wait to see how his imagination will surprise me in the next book.
Oh, David Duchovny, why did the X-Files ever have to end? At least with the C.H.A.O.S. series, we don’t have to miss secret government plots and alien interference too much. Alienation is a great sequel to Invasion, and fans of the first book will not be disappointed. Can we trust Oz or not? Do we want Colt to take over C.H.A.O.S., or is he to green? Is it skill that keeps him alive, or just luck? Colt is an interesting character to follow mostly because he is constantly evolving. It’s great to have the reader learn new things about the main character that the character himself did not know. Makes me wonder what new revelations are coming in book three!