Saturday, December 1, 2018

Valiant by Merrie Destefano


Description from Goodreads:
The Valiant was supposed to save us. Instead, it triggered the end of the world.

Earth is in shambles. Everyone, even the poorest among us, invested in the Valiant’s space mining mission in the hopes we’d be saved from ourselves. But the second the ship leaves Earth’s atmosphere, our fate is sealed. The alien invasion begins. They pour into cities around the world through time portals, possessing humans, forcing us to kill one another.

And for whatever reason, my brother is their number one target.

Now the fate of the world lies in the hands of me, a seventeen-year-old girl, but with the help of my best friend, Justin―who’s suddenly starting to feel like more―maybe if we save my brother, we can save us all…

Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am freaking out over this book! Aliens are normally not my thing, but OMG. And then that ending. I didn't know if I wanted to cheer or throw the book. I resorted to stomping around my house because the copy I read was a personalized autographed copy that I won in a giveaway.

Sara wasn't your typical protagonist. I was relieved to see that the author didn't resort to using a cookie cutter type character for her (or any of her characters). All of the characters were relatable, believable and real. The storyline is one that I haven't seen done a thousand times. I can't even think of examples to give you an idea of what it was like.

I haven't read Sci-fi in a long time because the books are just there. I don't connect with any of the characters, and I don't feel anything when I read them. With Valiant, I laughed, cried, had a panic attack, and cheered for each small victory. It has been a while since a book has got me this excited.

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