Blurb via Amazon Kindle Store: Cadence, JD, and Orlando couldn't be more different from one another. Under normal circumstances, the three wouldn't so much as say hi to each other if they could get away with it. Then an alien crashes through the roof of their local mall, and everything changes. Not only do the three teens gain new abilities, but they're also chosen to help fight in an intergalactic war where the next chosen battlefield is Earth.
Reluctant at first, they change their minds when the fight hits close to home. Teenagers from school start to go missing, and some are dead. Together they must learn to work together and solve the mystery behind these disappearances before more lives are lost.
SupaGurl Book Tours is currently running a tour for the Control Series. In collaboration with this, I decided to review book one of the series rather than book two. If you read my Signs of Being A Serial Reader post, which you can read by clicking here, you know I CANNOT stand reading second books in series. I just cannot do it.
So that's why I decided to review book one of the Battlefield Series.
Let me start by saying that I just love the dialogue in this book. Especially with the character, Orlando. He is so witty and sarcastic that it made me just want to open the book up to see what he had to say next. I found that the characters were very well written. Especially Orlando and Alan. They had the most background story to them and towards the end of the book, the story starts to become their's, if that makes sense. You see more chapters in their point of view than any other character, which is great, considering they're so likable.
The plot is something very unique. You can tell the author took a lot of time and thought into developing the series. The alien gadgets, the alien powers, the aliens, are just so cool. The great part about it is it's not hard to understand at all. You don't have to remember all these names and stuff. The author also was good at creating an image for the reader. It's like seeing the special FX in your head.
I've seen reviews that say the plot was "slow". Obviously some things took a little longer to develop, but at least it was entertaining at the same time. It wasn't like you were reading miscellaneous, unimportant stuff. There just wasn't non-stop action all the time.
There are some loose ends in the story that I'd like to see developed in book two and three. If you'd like a review for book two, comment below! Ultimately I enjoyed the book and choose the keep it on my bookshelves. I hope we see more from the other characters, and there is more action in the next book.
Just in case I wasn't clear, I give it an eight out of ten.
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J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.
I'll have a link to the giveaway coming soon!
Oh, yeah. I know the image for the book is ghetto. No need to tell me.