Explorer X - Alpha
For most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime"for Aadi it was life altering. After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars, Aadi finds that the immunization is the catalyst of an insidious experiment. He realizes what is happening too late for a change of fate. The full experiment is set in motion when he and his co-pilot, Eirena, crash in a distant galaxy called Shrenas, where they change and realize the full extent of their power. This turn of events forces him to grow up quickly, accept his change, and to decide to save a world, or to do what he was trained to do"dominate it. His power is coveted by the warring leaders of Shrenas, and he is forced to choose sides"a decision that may prove just how much humanity he has left.
- Paperback | 366 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
- 11 May 2010
- Phenomenal One Press
- Elkridge, MD, United States
About L. M. Preston
L. M. Preston loved to create poetry and short stories as a young girl. She worked in the information technology field as a techie and educator for more than sixteen years before she began writing science fiction. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha, is the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds.
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In EXPLORER X - ALPHA by LM Preston, Aadi is sent off to space camp instead of the sports camp that he longed to go to. Little did he know that the camp would forever change his life. After getting an immunization before the camp\'s trip to Mars, he and his teammates discover that they are part of an experiment. The travel to Mars goes extremely wrong and Aadi and his partner, Eirena, discover that they are on a planet they have never heard of and come across creatures they never dreamt of. Aadi and Eirena have to do what they were trained to do and fight to stay alive. The characters were okay for me. I thought that the main character, Aadi, was a strong, positive character. And I liked that the females were strong (both mentally and physically), as well. But I have to admit that I got a couple of secondary characters confused quite often. There were two characters named Dakota and Damien that I often got mixed up and had to go back and figure out which kid I was reading about. There were also times toward the end when the story was talking about the different species that I got confused. But other than that, the plot was good and well thought out. I thought the idea of an experiment on these kids and what happened as a result was fresh and new. And I liked reading about all of the technology that was in the book in the year 2080. There were several that I thought that I wanted now! The book ends on a cliffhanger and you don\'t really know if they are safe or not. I want to read the next book in the series to find out more!show moreby TeensReadToo