- File Size: 706 KB
- Print Length: 265 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 153065307X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J. R. Cleveland (March 17, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01D3Y2SKY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,400,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Abducted: Escape From Kraile (Abducted Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The characters were simply amazing. When dealing with alien characters it can be difficult to make them relatable and still maintain their alien characteristics. Mr. Cleveland has done a remarkable job of creating alien characters that are believable, and downright scary at times (giant spider-like aliens, good lord!) who also have very humane qualities that make you either love, hate or feel some type of emotion for them.
This is a young adult novel, yet it really doesn't read as one. I'd safety call it an adult novel other than the fact the man character is a teenager. The language is certainly adult level reading and there was nothing in it that made me feel like I was reading one of my kids' books. They would certainly enjoy it as much as I did, but I feel it's definitely appropriate for either audience.
The book is very well edited and I only found two minor things that needed to be fixed. I was impressed.
The book stands alone and doesn't leave off on a cliffhanger. I am always glad when an author doesn't leave me hanging. I will definitely be looking at other works by Mr. Cleveland.
The essence of the story is there is a 13 year old boy whose parents "died" in a space mission 5 years earlier. He finds aliens in his grandfather's barn and is abducted on a mission to save his parents. He meets many fascinating and terrifying hurdles in the path, though. The book was really well thought out and I found myself "in" the story. There are books I start reading and just cannot go on, but this one I looked forward to picking up and didn't want to put it down.
Quick things I liked:
Mostly lack of profanity...and what was used I would label as mostly minor (pissed and the like). It was a minimum and I love that.
Excellent plot and character development. Good twists. Some expected and some not. I am going to recommend this to friends for good, clean fiction.
Emotive description. I got into it and choked up (we have an 8 year old boy) when he was reunited with his parents and I was so sad when Leonidas (one of the alien abductors who were good guys) left him...but it was so well thought out and written that I understood why.
Cons: I wanted to keep reading ;). It is 12:33am and I normally go to bed at 11. We have two kids and one is a toddler and she wears me out. So, that is a testament to the good writing.
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Honestly, I lead a very busy life with small children right now and we homeschool and I have many other responsibilities. If this book was not good I would not have read it cover to cover. It is very good!
I haven't read the whole book myself but I did read the first few chapters before I handed it over to him. I liked it enough that I will finish it when I have a free evening, although it isn't the genre I usually read. The author's writing style is engaging and the main character (a 14 year old boy) is relatable/great character development. A very imaginative series with unexpected plot twists. I like the fact the author makes use of a wide range of language (the book isn't dumbed down) and very descriptive sentences. This is no Captain Underpants series (and that's a great thing in my book.) I asked my son if there was anything he didn't like about it. He told me it wasn't long enough. :)
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Although the main character is a teenager, readers of all ages will enjoy this well-written story.Read more
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After discovering two aliens trying to milk a cow in his Grandfather's barn, thirteen-year-old Luke Summers is...Read more