I just finished reading Explorer X Beta by LM Preston for a blog tour.
Barely escaping their captors, Aadi and Eirena are determined to save their dying friend. After their final confrontation with the species that tortured them, they've changed-unfortunately, not for the better. The changes caused by a terrible experiment force Aadi to accept the possibility that he may never be fit to go home, and that holding onto his sanity, or leading his friends to safety will end in failure and may rip his friendship with Eirena apart, forever. Time is slipping away and the possibility of losing his friend is not an option, but the foe that awaits them may be worse than the one they left.
I read the first book in the series awhile ago so I was confused at the beginning of the book, but after that, I pretty much remembered what had happened. Although like in last book, I got a lot of the different species and characters confused. I don't normally read sci-fi so maybe this is why.
There is definitely lots of action in this book! I was continuously wondering just what was going to happen next and if the teenagers were going to get home!
I would definitely reccommend this for teen boys. I'm not so sure that teen girls would get into it much, but I think that teen boys need something they can really get into. And I think this series would definitely be it. There's fighting and aliens and different species and different planets. I think this book would be right up any teenage boy's alley!
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 33
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 30
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of a blog tour for publicity of this book
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