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Alienation (C.H.A.O.S. #2)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  480 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
Earth's last line of defense against the coming alien invasion is 16-year-old surfer Colt McAlister.

But before he can save the world, he has to survive the day.

All Colt wants to do is return to his old life . . . where aliens don't exist . . . where mankind hasn't been targeted for destruction . . . and where his parents are still alive. Unfortunately life doesn't work tha
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Thomas Nelson
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Julien Carroll
Jan 07, 2014 Julien Carroll rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People of all ages
Recommended to Julien by: My English teacher
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Maryam Dinzly
Dec 15, 2015 Maryam Dinzly rated it really liked it
Okay, I have to type out this post super fast because I have to go home soon (I'm at work HAHA) and I'm too lazy to touch the laptop at home. So, let's go!

This is the second instalment to the CHAOS series. If you've seen my review of the first book, you would have known that I refer this whole series as the Agents of SHIELD book-version HAHA. Which is true. The book deals more with aliens, rather than superhumans though. So, basically, Colt has been invited to join the academy, and he's half sca
Jan 04, 2012 Celine rated it really liked it
The next instalment in the C.H.A.O.S. series, Alienation is definitely action-packed. And with action-packed I mean PACKED. One moment we're flying around with jetpacks, trying to evade a tank-size wasp. Just moments later we're attacked by some scary shapeshifting assassin.

I had this whole nice long and thoughtful review planned out, but Goodreads decided this was a perfect moment to start some maintenance. So it was deleted. I will thus be making a nice pro-con list!

- Tons and tons of acti
Mary Grace
May 12, 2013 Mary Grace rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm

Alienation is book two in the CHAOS trilogy by Jon S. Lewis and it was as good as Invasion.

Funny thing, I’ve read Alienation before I read Invasion thinking it was book one. Lo and behold, I was wrong all along. Good thing though, Alienation can be read stand alone.

Picks up right after Invasion and continues the story as Sam, Oz and
Danielle enters as CHAOS agents. Invasion already gives us an idea that these three would be part of the prestigious agency
Tahlia Newland
Feb 08, 2012 Tahlia Newland rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, urban-fantasy
This is the second in a series and I didn’t read the first one, however the story included enough reference to the first book that I got the necessary background.

The story.
The story is that of a sixteen year old boy and his two friends one a boy and the other a girl computer whiz. It’s set in our world after WW3. Alien races have been discovered, and the Thule, six armed shape shifters, have used up all the resources on their home planet and have targeted earth as their next home. They’re prepa
Julie Witt
Feb 12, 2012 Julie Witt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, ya, sci-fi
I received an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

This book is the second installment in the C.H.A.O.S. series by Jon S. Lewis. C.H.A.O.S. stands for Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural.

From Goodreads: "After his parents were killed in a car accident, Colt McAllister was drawn into a world he thought only existed in comic books-one where mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles don't even scratch the surface."

Colt, Danielle and Oz are
Rachel's Book Reviews
Sep 10, 2012 Rachel's Book Reviews rated it it was amazing

Perfection in a book if I ever saw it.

This is sequel to 'Invasion.' When I saw Alienation on Netgalley, I almost died of happiness.

You know, I review more fantasy than any other catagory, but Sci-fi has always been my favorite. A lot of people wonder why, or worse, wonder what's the difference between the two. While this isn't the perfect example, the reason I love sci-fi so much is becuase it's POSSIBLE.

Fantasy is fantasy. I highly doubt any one will ev
Aug 20, 2014 Kayle rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book and looked forward to reading this one, hoping it would be just as good. I was not disappointed.

Colt, Danielle, and Oz have all been accepted into the CHAOS top secret academy to train to become agents. The problem is, someone seems to want Colt dead. Meanwhile, Colt discovers a secret about his past that will change everything he though he knew about his future. Now he's the only one that can save Earth from the Thule.

Colt has grown a lot since we first met the surfing co
Jan 26, 2012 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Really great book, really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to read the next (and last, I think) book. Yep!
Jan 21, 2015 Steven rated it really liked it
This book was really great, just like the first book in the trilogy. One thing I liked about it is it took place just about a few days after the previous - this doesn't usually happen in the books I read. Keeping the plot and the setting the same, I think, is always good to have. The author also kept the majority of the same characters too. The only thing that I didn't like was that the author used the same exact terminology, personification, and phrases as the first book - it was full of cliché ...more
Abdol-Rahman Ali
May 26, 2015 Abdol-Rahman Ali rated it it was amazing
Alienation by Jon S. Lewis is about a 16 year old boy named Colt Mcalister who is earths last line of defense against the coming alien invasion. The government believe that colt is the key to survival so they sent Colt and his two best friends Oz and Danielle to military came in Virginia. At the camp colt and his friends are trained to fight against aliens known as the the thule.

There are some things i like about this book. The main thing i like about this book is that it tells what happened to
Oct 28, 2015 Connor rated it really liked it
Author:Jon S. Lewis

This book was about how Tom McAlister is somehow attached to the alien Thule when they try to invade the world. He finds out that he has alien blood in his DNA! On top of all that pressure, his best friends dad has hired an alien bounty hunter to kill Tom! Can Tom make it out alive or is he a goner.

In this book, I liked how the author used context clues to make the writing more creative.

I would recommend this book to someone who likes a good book and just wants to
Sep 10, 2015 Lou rated it liked it
I didn't see that coming! Wow!
So, Alienation, the sequel to Invasion. I finished this book a lot quicker than its prequel, but not because I enjoyed it more. As seen by my ratings, Alienation has three stars just like Invasion. I'd say I enjoyed this book just as much, if not a little less, than Invasion.

Alienation is set a few months after the events that took place in Invasion. Humans are now aware of the existence of aliens, but the government is doing everything they can do to prevent mass panic. What the general popula
Megan  Nicole
Apr 30, 2014 Megan Nicole rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This review first appeared on Books i View / I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Alienation by Jon S. Lewis is an action-packed exciting installment of the C.H.A.O.S. series by Jon S. Lewis; which will be sure to please fans of the first book.

Alienation picks up right after Invasion as Colt, Oz and Danielle are about to become C.H.A.O.S. agents. The plot intensifies as someone is out to kill Colt and it could be anyone within the C.H.A.O.S agency.

I love the friendship between Co
This wasn't as good as the first one. I feel like there was a lot of good stuff at the beginning and in the last chapter, but that a good chunk of the middle was filler. Fuck, several chapters were just outlining what was going on on a virtual simulation!

So Lobo has been arrested. I wasn't expecting that to happen so fast. I still don't trust Oz. I'm excited for Pierce. He seems like the kind of privileged bully he could make things interesting for Colt. Also, I still want Danielle with Colt, no
 ☆∞Love Frances∞☆
Feb 23, 2012 ☆∞Love Frances∞☆ rated it really liked it

To say this is an Y.A. Novel is to mean it literally. While it was very well written & entertaining, it is undoubtedly going to appeal to young men between 10-18 (adults too) more than young ladies & women. That's just MY opinion however. Some young ladies & women may love it to pieces.
As we begin book 2 in this series, we have seen Colt go from typical teenage boy believing Aliens were comic book fodder, to being the key player in an intergalactic (soon to be) war.
Having lost his p
Wendy Hines
Jan 25, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it
I have to admit I was a little confused in the beginning of Alienation. I did not read the first book in the series, Invasion, but Lewis did a good job of catching the reader up in the first few chapters. Colt and his best friends Danielle and Oz are working hard, waiting until they enter the C.H.A.O.S Academy - a military academy where they will be trained to defend Earth against alien shape shifters.

There's a deadly virus that has erupted, killing anyone in its path within 48 hours. A biologi
Jan 22, 2012 Cassie rated it really liked it
Alienation is the second action packed book in the C.H.A.O.S series by Jon Lewis. I was first introduced to this book when I signed up for the book tour through Litfuse but after reading about it, I knew it was going to be a fun read. I was a little hesitant when I received the book because I had not yet read the first book in the series but it turns out I had no reason to worry. The author did a wonderful job of filling the reader in, and although I hope you read the series from the beginning, ...more
Jaime (Twisting the Lens)
All of my reviews are originally published at:

Colt McAllister is just a normal 16-year-old boy who loves to surf and play video games with his friends. He spends his days doing normal things in his normal home. Wait. No. Back up. That is not right at all. Colt McAllister is anything but normal, as he found out when aliens began to invade Earth and he was charged with saving the planet. That is when t
Ms. Yingling
Apr 17, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Colt is back with his friends Oz and Danielle. They are concerned because the government is warning people away from a nuclear reactor meltdown, but the real problem is an alien virus from which no one recuperates. There are too many things going on to worry about that for too long. Oz's father, Lobo, has hired Krone, a Thule shape-shifting assasin, to kill senator Bishop, who is a friend of Colt's grandfather, The Phantom Flyer. Once Bishop is dead, Krone comes after Colt, although Colt doesn't ...more
Mar 06, 2012 Cody rated it did not like it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, but being the second in the series I had to go read the first one beforehand. After finishing the first book, I got a little depressed knowing that reading this book was in the foreseeable future.
I'll admit that the preface of the book, where the author got us caught up on what happened in the first book via a comic book based on the characters of this book was pretty clever. Also there was a line in one of the first chapters where it was stated that CHA
Dec 08, 2011 Janina rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment of the C.H.A.O.S series called Alienation by Jon S. Lewis. After everything with the invasion, Colt and his two best friends, are about to begin training at the Chaos Academy, The Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural academy. But as things soon get underway, Colt finds out that someone wants him dead, but who would want to kill him and who could get past safety and security of the within the Academy's wall.

I really enjoy the characters in this s
Victor Gentile
Jan 26, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Jon S. Lewis in his new book “Alienation” Book Two in the C. H.A. O. S. series published by Thomas Nelson returns us to the future world preparing against an alien invasion.

From The Back Cover: Earth’s last line of defense against the coming alien invasion is 16-year-old surfer Colt McAlister.

But before he can save the world, he has to survive the day.

All Colt wants to do is return to his old life . . . where aliens don’t exist . . . where mankind hasn’t been targeted for destruction . . . and w
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

Alienation is the 2nd book in the C.H.A.O.S. trilogy and picks up shortly after Invasion left off. I'm just going to say it, I love this series!! It really just keeps getting better and better! I was so concerned Alienation would suffer middle book syndrome. So I was definitely pleasantly surprised that this was not the case.

One of my favorite things about Alienation was its perfect pacing. My focus remain glued to the page, my mind never having a chance to wander. I read Alienation in on
Alexis Neal
The adventures of orphaned surfer teen Colt McAlister continue as he and his two best friends--hacker prodigy Danielle and uber-buff warrior-to-be Oz--prepare for their training at the super secret C.H.A.O.S. academy. Which would be more than enough to keep these teenagers busy without the near-fatal 'accidents' that seem to dog Colt's steps everywhere he goes. Is someone out to kill him? Who? And why? Can Colt solve the mystery before it's too late?

In this sequel, Lewis wisely returns to the mo
I have to say I was impressed with J.S. Lewis’s second installment in the The C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy. In my opinion ALIENATION is a pretty strong read, continuing the story of Colt McAlister with his pals Oz and Danielle as they start their training as cadets at the CHAOS Academy. Although Colt is still a reluctant participant; after all that’s happened, he doesn’t feel at this point that really has much choice in the matter.

In ALIENATION we really get a better look into the characters themselves.
Brenten Gilbert
In 2010-2011, aliens seemed to be making a huge impression on the pop culture psyche. In the movies, the studios released Skyline, Cowboys and Aliens, Transformers, I Am Number Four, Battle: Los Angeles, and even Mars Needs Moms. On television, shows like Flashforward, The Event, and Falling Skies constantly reminded us that an alien invasion was all but imminent. Given this media attention, the ground was certainly fertile for an Christian alien book series. And that's exactly what we've got he ...more
Lis Carey
Feb 09, 2012 Lis Carey rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-sf, fiction
This is the second volume in a fun little series about teenagers who are The Only Hope for Earth's resistance to alien invasion. No, that doesn't make much sense, but, really, it doesn't have to. Lewis gives us an engaging group of teenage friends, a secret government agency that's supposed to be the main line of defense but may be compromised, secret heroes and villains, and a fast pace with neat stuff happening on nearly every page.

The intended audience is young adult readers, but if you can l
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
May 20, 2012 Jo (Mixed Book Bag) rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of Alienation (The title was what caught my attention) from Amazon Vine. This is book two in the trilogy. I have not read book one but I did not have any trouble keeping up. There was a lot of back-story dropped in small snippets throughout the book and it was enough to keep me from feeling lost. In addition, issue 12 of The Phantom Flyer, The Menace of the Thule comic book is at the beginning of the book. That let me know who was who before I ever started to read the book ...more
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“Oz had access to information the rest of the world didn't know existed. His dad was the director of an organization called CHAOS-Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural. They were a bit like the CIA or the FBI, but instead of going after drug cartels or spying on the Russians, they protected the world from nightmares like bioengineered monsters, alien life forms, and sparkling vampires.” 1 likes
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