Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Task Force (Recon Team Angel #2)” as Want to Read:
Task Force (Recon Team Angel #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Task Force

(Recon Team Angel #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A sci-fi military thriller perfect for kids who love Halo and Call of Duty!
They depend on each other. Humanity depends on them.
The final invasion is coming. The aliens have massed on the northeastern edge of Russia, waiting to attack as soon as the turbulent waters of the Bering Strait turn to ice. Recon Team Angel must act now.
It’s up to them to shepherd a task
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published December 1st 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Task Force, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Task Force

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.20  · 
Rating details
 ·  132 ratings  ·  16 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Ms. Yingling
Dec 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I love book talking The Assault, because all I have to say is "If aliens come to Earth and want just a TEENY bit of Australia, just say NO!" And this is why. The Bzadian forces are waiting until the Bering Strait freezes so they can launch their final assault on the U.S. To combat this, the Allied Combined Operations Group brings out the teenagers that were physically altered to look like the aliens. Lead by Lucky Chisnall, they launch lots of attacks against the Bzadian forces, and Lucky comes ...more
Sean Harding
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Fairly lame story telling with lots of explosions and little character development in this the second of the series.
Not much to recommend here.
Ethan Taylor
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book “Task Force” by Brian Falkner is a sci-fi novel set in the late 2020’s. It is the second book out of three in the Recon Team Angel series. The main character is named Ryan Chisnall, a teenage soldier who has his human features changed to those of the Bzadians, aliens that have invaded Earth.

The aliens are preparing for an invasion of the Americas, the last remaining holdouts of humanity. Ryan and his team are sent to support a mission to attack a fuel factory in the Bzadian’s capital c
Cole Ellwein
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Attention may have some probably spoiler alert. I picked this book because I read the first one and I saw this was part two. It takes place in Australia which is now New Bzadia. The war between the humans and the Bzadian's are getting closer to the end the humans. So to buy another year the humans try to destroy there source of energy. That's how the book starts. Chisnall is still dynamic just not as much as the first book. He is more out-going, tough, fearless, and a little bit hard headed. "M ...more
Brenda A
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-con-2013
Ugh. Okay I'm kind of annoyed because I'd written like three paragraphs for this review and then my computer took a poop and shut down the internet on me and because I'm dumb and don't save it in word while I type I wasn't able to revive it.

Basically though I can tell you what the idea was of my original review: this was awesome. It's the second in a series, but it's great as a stand alone, which was perfect for me since I haven't read the first book. It was fast paced and was written in such a
Kurtis Chan
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought that this book was excellent, fast-paced, and action-filled. This book is about a group of teenagers, going behind enemy lines and trying to help the humans that live on Earth take back their planet. They have to succeed in their mission or The Free Territories or the United States, will lose the Ice War and lose the Earth to a race of aliens call Bzadians. This book was really good exhilarating because it had a lot of explosions and military terms that you would have to know so the en ...more
Clayton Yuen
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
Action packed from beginning to end, lots of fighting and killing, and the storyline in unique and interesting. Task Force is another great (sort of YA) action novel by Brian Falkner, that does follow along the line of the Halo Video Game. The kids that make up the Angel Recon Team have funny and weird personalities, their banter is comical and perfect for the age (teenagers).

I give this novel 5 stars because it is exactly as it created and intended, for the YA audience and more, with lots of mi
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another good read for one who is interested in science fiction, much better than the first book in my opinion. Though I did find it short, is was sweet, and left me with a desire for more, but not too much. More mystery in this book, since there is another traitor on the human side of things, but no one knows who. Im pretty sure theres less action in this one, but the end, oh the end. Its probably one of the biggest cliff hanger Ive ever really recognized in a book. I really want to read the thi ...more
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Sara Douglass 'Book Series' Award. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
Gail Shipley
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good YA book on war. Shows how confusing war is for children caught up in it. Definitely not for middle school or younger.
Tom Escott
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
same as last book
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I like this science fiction book, however, there is a lot of jargon that I do not understand. Luckily there is a glossary at the back of the book that defines these terms.
Nico Basile
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice sequal
James King
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
it was awesome. that's all I have to say

strong points everything

weak points none
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Page-turning action. Weapons are well designed and the action is clear and understandable. Very Gripping.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another great and gripping book in the trilogy! Couldn't put it down.
rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2016
Leon Southey-Ray
rated it liked it
Jan 29, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Aug 08, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2018
rated it really liked it
Dec 26, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2016
Julie Davis
rated it it was amazing
Jul 17, 2015
rated it really liked it
May 04, 2015
rated it it was ok
Sep 06, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2016
Wood Family
rated it it was amazing
Dec 16, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2015
rated it really liked it
Apr 30, 2018
Carlos Francisco
rated it it was amazing
Sep 05, 2017
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other books in the series

Recon Team Angel (4 books)
  • Assault (Recon Team Angel, #1)
  • Ice War (Recon Team Angel, #3)
  • Vengeance (Recon Team Angel, #4)