Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest. Since then, nothing—or no one—has come out.
They have arrived.
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 anyth ...more
“So you’re inviting me and my friends to go inside the ship?”
This was a YA sci-fi story involving aliens, but I found it a bit unbelievable.
I didn’t like the main character in this book, as she annoyed me a bit. I don’t know what it was, but she was just irritating to me.
The storyline in this was about alien’s crash landing, and NASA trying to discover who they were and ...more
Because where was this book twenty years ago, when it was EXACTLY the kind of sci fi story that my teenage self was looking for?
Where was this book five years ago, when I read that much buzzed about, critically praised book about aliens landing during the Black Death and it turned out to be a craphole of wasted opportunity?
WHERE WAS IT, ROB?
Well, never mind! And you, you lucky readers, you! THE BOOK IS HERE NOW.
And I'm not even going to tal ...more
Quick & Dirty: An intriguing, suspenseful twist on an alien story that I enjoyed immensely.
Opening Sentence: Want to hear something freaky?
Five days ago, a massive UFO skidded across two countries in the American Midwest, killing more than 15,000 people. Alice’s life is uprooted when her father, director of special projects, moves them closer to the base of the site. Alice moves into a boarding school for talented, rich children. And then, the a ...more
• My review of this book can be found on my YouTube here: Dark Energy by Robison Wells
March 29th 2016 by HarperTeen
ARC from Young Adult Books Central
Alice's father is an important NASA researcher, so when an enormous space ship crash lands in the Midwest, killing a large number of people, he is sent to investigate. Because he will be working long hours, and Alice's mother (who was an enrolled member of the Navajo) is deceased, he enrolls her in exclusive Minnetonka School for the Gifted and Talented so that she can be near him and not too far ...more
It's been a tick since I've read an Alien story that captivated me as much as this one. I felt like I blazed through this story. Whole pages seemed to pass me by and before I knew it the story was over. While the incredibly fast pacing certainly helped with that, without the brilliant writing from the Author none of that would have mattered.
From start to finish I was completely hooked into Dark Energy and its characters. I especially loved the relation ...more
The story is all about how Alice and her friends view the aliens arrival and the subsequent events that follow. You get a in-depth look at how it would feel if aliens actually did descend on the e ...more
Welcome to my tour stop for Dark Energy by Robison Wells which features a review and author interview! His latest is a Sci-Fi adventure intertwined with US history and this fast-paced story will have your fingers flying to flip the pages. The tour runs from March 21st through April 1st and consists of a guest posts, interviews and reviews. There is also a tour-wide giveaway for a finished copy of Dark Energy! Please visit the tour page for all the details & to follow the tour and don’t forge...more
'Dark Energy' is an interesting new young adult science fiction novel that revolves around the landing of a UFO in the Midwestern states of the U.S. At the beginning of the book, our main character - Alice - is moving to her new boarding school in Minnesota, and not by her choice. Her father is the director of the special projects department at NASA, which means that the UFO will be the center of his life for quite a long time. The story talks about all the different theories and ideas ...more
I have read Robisnon Wells books and quite enjoyed them. So when I saw this one coming out, I got a little excited. I like his writing and I like stories about aliens. This book was short, bu it was a good solid read. I liked the characters, I liked the story, I liked the paced, I just wished there had been more at the end.
Aliens have landed. In the processing crushing houses and farms and people but once they come out of their ship.... we can attack or negotiate or whatever the presidents want ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/Dark Energy may perhaps be overshadowed by having a similar plotline to the popular Undertow series by Michael Buckley. Take human-like aliens, mix them with a girl in high school, add hunky warrior love interest and requisite YA triangle, and you get the general idea. But similarities aside, Dark Energy suffered from some of the most glaring "logic and believability" issues I've come across recently; I just couldn't sus ...more
I was super excited to read Dark Energy, I've read just about all of Robison Wells books and pretty much enjoyed them all. My favorite was Variant and that book was super creepy and terrifying, so I thought Dark Energy would be just as explosive. Sadly, it wasn't.
What I Liked
Few books make me smile/laugh, I just have a different sense of humor, or don't get it. But the main character of Dark Energy had me smiling with her jokes/wit/humor. I enjoyed that bit a ...more
Look forward to reading more by this author.
"All the best heroes are orphans," Dad said. "You'd be in good company, if you went on a quest or something." He looked at the other girls. "You're not orphans, are you?"
"Not me," they both answered.
"You'll never amount to anything....”
"I guess so," Kurt said.
"Well, Kurt," Dad said, "just remember that I specialize in tying things to rockets and sending them into space. And sometimes they accidentally blow up."
"You'll have no reason to kill me, sir."
"Kurt. You make sure she doesn't cry, okay?"
Dad smiled happily at Kurt and then sagely at me.”