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

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  573 Ratings  ·  95 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
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Thomas Nelson
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Mary Grace
May 12, 2013 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
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Tahlia Newland
Feb 08, 2012 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
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Julie Witt
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, sci-fi, ya
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
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Celine
Dec 11, 2011 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!

Pro:
- Tons and tons of acti
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Maryam Dinzly
Jan 04, 2015 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
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Rachel's Book Reviews
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
http://www.rachelsbookreviews.com/sci...

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
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Julien Carroll
Jan 07, 2014 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.
Louisa
Dec 11, 2011 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!
Lou
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't see that coming! Wow!
Stephanie

Jon S. Lewis- Alienation
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Reading this book gave me some perspective on Invasion. I guess with Invasion I kept expecting to see other planets. That doesn't seem to be the goal of this series. This isn't about traveling around, it's about the impact those other places can have on Earth. I'm kind of disappointed, but the story is still good!

Alienation gives you a much broader understanding of CHAOS and their technology. Most of it was pretty interesting, some of it I couldn't understand. I
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Whitney
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
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Jeni
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good middle book of the trilogy.
Dick Humphries
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book of 3. I found it fun. Although for a teen readers it has been a good read. Fast paced and keeps your interest.
Amloid Mesa
Oct 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Decent story, a worthy continuation of the C.H.A.O.S. saga bring on the next.
Rebecca (Unbound Pages)
This review also on The Library Canary!

I really liked the first book in this series, Invasion, so I was looking forward to reading this one. But I was kind of disappointed. It was okay. There was a ton of action just like the first book, but I had a hard time believing certain things and connecting with the characters.

For Colt, it’s one thing after another. Every time it seems like he is out of the woods, something else happens. This poor kid cannot catch a break. However, there were parts that
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Lucinda
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book two in the C.H.A.O.S trilogy (Alienation) exceeds all expectations, with its intense plot full of twists and turns and much suspense that leaves you breathless. Cyber attacks, alien invasions and flying spaceships this science-fiction extravaganza will delight fans both young and old who enjoy this genre, and are looking to read something original and new. Each chapter ends on a dramatic cliffhanger that makes you want to read on hence this book is so engrossing from beginning to end, maint ...more
Victor Gentile
Jan 26, 2012 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
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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
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Vanya D.
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Alienation" was an amazing journey comprising many blood-curdling adventures. It was full with striking creativity, high-tech gadgets and of course - more aliens. The characters we met in "Invasion" have grown from the careless teenagers, into responsible young adults. They're now able to put themselves, and their own needs in second place, leaving #1 position for the protection of our world against the alien invasion of the Thule lizardmen.

Friendships were broken and rebuilt in this installmen
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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
Kaylea
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
For Colt McAlister, life changed dramatically when his parents were killed in a car accident - which wasn't quite the accident people initially thought.

Through a series of events, Colt learns of a world that he never imagined - filled with jet packs, flying motorcycles and a grandfather who was the "Flying Phantom" during World War II.

Colt wants to be normal, but normal is no longer an option.

Instead he finds himself in the midst of a epic battle to save his life - and attend school at a top sec
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Jennifer
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Alienation (C.H.A.O.S. Series #2)

by. Jon S. Lewis

4 Star Rating


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595547545
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 86,672
Age range: 11 – 15 Years
Series: C.H.A.O.S. Series , #2
Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Summary: We catch up with Colt, Danielle, and Oz as they are getting ready to go to the CHAOS military academy. The boys are practicing obstacle courses with their jet packs when an alien wasp comes out o
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Jonas S
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I just read Alienation of The Chaos Trilogy it’s the second story of three. It started with Invasion and ends with Domination. I didn’t read the first one so I didn’t know what was happening at first but when I got into it, it made more sense like what happened in the first one. This book is really different from almost all other novels the only ones that it’s close to is the other books in the trilogy. The story is mainly about two characters Oz the son of the Lobo director of the Chaos agency, ...more
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
Review:

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
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Lis Carey
Jan 29, 2012 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
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E.A. West
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sixteen-year-old Colt McAlister is back for another exciting adventure full of aliens and intrigue. This time, however, someone is determined to kill him. Thanks to the government’s belief that Colt is the one who will save the world from an invasion of six-armed, shapeshifting aliens, he must survive multiple attempts on his life. His friends Danielle and Oz are determined to help him in any way they can, but can he truly trust them? Can he trust anyone?

The second book in the C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy
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Sara Thompson
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
To start with, I got this as an e-ARC so I wasn’t able to tell whether this was the first book of the series. Part way through the book, I looked it up to find it was the second book. There were some things that felt awkward reading this out of order but for the most part I was able to connect to the characters and follow the plot of the book. This wasn’t a favorite of mine but that’s not the books fault. I’m not real big on military action sort of stories. This is a book about aliens but it’s m ...more
Cassie
Jan 01, 2012 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
 ☆∞Love Frances∞☆
Jan 15, 2012 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
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Devon Ashley
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
The C.H.A.O.S. (Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural) series is basically Fringe meets Men In Black, sans humor, so if you're a sci-fi lover, you're probably gonna enjoy this series. There's plenty of intergalactic species trying to get Earth via gateways, and a particular monster called the Thule that want to invade and eradicate the humans so they can take over the Earth. C.H.A.O.S., who's always worked in secrecy until recent events forced their organization into the spotl ...more
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