Skylla only knows that she has been kidnapped and held prisoner by the foreign invaders and their human allies. And that the world is ending. Or so the humans think. The invaders have made it clear that their arrival is one of hostile intent, and as their takeover spreads, so does the panic across the globe. No one knows how to defeat them, or if it’s even sane to try.
Jet, Skylla’s human captor, is up for the challenge, though. A traitor in Skylla’s eyes, he is working with them. But Jet has his own agenda; one that doesn’t include babysitting Skylla or helping the enemies. And as the human race struggles to keep the invaders from achieving their goal, Jet and Skylla’s paths collide to reveal the truth behind Skylla’s abduction.
The invaders are headed for the water. Jet is headed for the water. But that’s the last place Skylla wants to be. That’s where the future of humanity lies, and where the bridge to their yesterdays was burned. On a mission to take back what is rightfully theirs, Earth’s population is determined to make sure this isn’t the end. But some endings were never theirs to begin with. (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.
In the beginning I really enjoyed this book: the first chapter had me hooked. The aliens and main characters are interesting and unique, the Invader universe complete with many details. I enjoyed this book, but felt there was just a little too much that was attempted to be included all at once. The first half felt like a reasonable pace (though Skylla and Jet are apparently insanely good runners/hikers), but the second half I struggled to keep up with the quick changes and abrupt events.
Once Kale was introduced, the book felt like a mash up between “The Host” meets “Twilight” meets “Hunger Games” to me. I am not saying that in a bad way; just that it became less of my cup of tea as it were. Skylla became more indecisive and dependent on the guys and lets herself be pulled in one direction and then the next. To avoid spoilers, I’ll leave it at that. I think huge fans of Twilight/Bella might enjoy this book, but I am undecided as to whether I’ll continue the series.
Warning: Contains sexual content, violence and references to sexual abuse.
Rating: 3 stars!
Who should read it? Fans of Twilight looking for a different twist; such as aliens and saving the world.
Want to read the whole series?
- Restitution (The Keepers Trilogy #2)
- Restoration (The Keepers Trilogy #3)
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