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Dark Energy by Robison Wells

Monday, November 16, 2015


Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest, killing thousands of people. Since then, nothing–or no one–has come out.


If it were up to Alice, she’d be watching all of this on the news from Miami, Florida. Instead, she’s the newest student at a boarding school not far from the crash site–because her dad is the director of special projects for NASA, and if anything’s a special project, it’s this.


A shell-shocked country is waiting, glued to televisions and computer screens, for a sign of what the future holds. But when the aliens emerge, they’re nothing like what Alice expected. And only one thing is clear: Nothing will ever be the same again.

Goodreads Summary

As far as alien encounter books go, this one was a great and fast read!  Readers like me who don't want to be able to guess the ending and who enjoy being completely surprised will find this the perfect book!  Alice's father is the director of special projects at NASA and just when she is installed in a boarding house in Minnesota a UFO crashes near the area.  She is struggling with settling in and getting used to her new room when she has to get used to having two aliens aka "guides" around the schools and interacting with her, as well.  Alice can already tell that the Guides are not quite what they claim to be and, after seeing a blood-spattered room, is sure that she needs to find the truth.

Alice's character was a lot of fun to get to know.  She is half Native-American and I love how the author incorporated quite a few words and some of her culture into the novel.  Having a dad work at NASA has to be one of the coolest things in the world; he was a good character and, with his connections, enabled Alice to step into the UFO.  There were a bunch of other great characters from the two aliens attending the boarding school with Alice to Alice's potential hilarious love interest.  The author offered many twists and shocking surprises when it came to the "guides" that the reader is sure to enjoy!

4 Stars

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  1. This one sounds really interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I'm always on the lookout for books with twists and turns.

  1. I can honestly say that I don't think that I have read a book about UFO's. This might be the perfect one to start!