Alien Jungle (Colonial Scouts Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I always love the writing of Smolen. She paints such vivid pictures I am instantly transported to her alien worlds. But besides the strange worlds there are always well rounded characters to flesh out the scenes. Trace and Impani are the central characters in this well written novel. As this is a young adult book the romantic scenes do not contain explicit sex, but we are well aware of the romantic feelings. I think people of all ages will enjoy this book.
Trace had a bit of a bungle on his first mission as team leader, so he’s surprised when his better qualified girlfriend Impeny gets passed over and he is selected to lead a five person team on a rescue mission. Now Trace needs to save the day and figure out how to get along with his girlfriend again.
He learns that each person’s traits can either be troublesome quirks or great strengths, but did he figure it out in time to stop the mold zombies from taking every last living colonist into the fungus forest? Don’t be lazy, read it for yourself! Har har har.
On top of Trace’s other difficulties, the colony is run by non-other that his father, who has a bone to pick with Trace for his career choice. The colony is about more than money, they are studying the rapid growth of the indigenous plants to find a cure for galactic famine.
I have not read the first book, but it was very easy to jump into the adventure with Alien Jungle. This story is appropriate for all ages and I’m looking forward to listening again with my nine year old son as soon as we get past our sword and sorcery kick.
I sometimes feel a bit bogged down when a story has multiple points of view, but there was a really good balance here. We get bits from a few other characters, but its easy to tell that Trace is our protagonist and the side POVs often give the reader a glimpse of Trace that he wouldn’t see about himself.
At first, I was a little put-off by the teen angst that's prevalent in the book, but then I realised that 18-year-olds DO think this way, got over it to just enjoy the story -- and what a story it was! I won't give any spoilers, but I was pleasantly surprised by the way the central mystery unfolded. There were just enough clues to help the reader figure things out just before the scouts do. The ending was an emotional surprise that felt very satisfying. All in all, I recommend this book to anyone who likes a great adventure, and I will definitely look into the rest of this series.
Author Roxanne Smolen skillfully weaves a multi-threaded story arc; deftly deploying cliffhanging segues between scenes to create a wonderful page-turner. Alien Jungle is a compelling science fiction adventure. It features futuristic technology and bizarre aliens, but it’s about much more than that. The core of this story focuses on Trace overcoming his fears, accepting his weaknesses, and resolving his insecurities. Failure will not only end his career and dash his love-life it will also cost him his best chance to reconnect with his father. The book may be set in the distant future, but this is a tale that resonates with people from any time.
Alien Jungle features action sequences, numerous battles, and the angst of young love. Smolen treats all of them in an age appropriate manner. Using the movie ratings system Alien Jungle scores a rating of PG. Appropriate for teens and even pre-teens who are solid readers, it will also appeal to crossover adults interested in reconnecting to their inner teen. A fun-filled adventure, I highly recommend Alien Jungle.
**In the interest of full disclosure, I received a free copy of this book **