Explorer X: Beta

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Barely escaping their captors, Aadi and Eirena are determined to save their dying friend. After their final confrontation with the species that tortured them, they've changed-unfortunately, not for the better. The changes caused by a terrible experiment force Aadi to accept the possibility that he may never be fit to go home, and that holding onto his sanity, or leading his friends to safety will end in failure and may rip his friendship with Eirena apart, forever. Time is slipping away and the possibility of ...
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Overview

Barely escaping their captors, Aadi and Eirena are determined to save their dying friend. After their final confrontation with the species that tortured them, they've changed-unfortunately, not for the better. The changes caused by a terrible experiment force Aadi to accept the possibility that he may never be fit to go home, and that holding onto his sanity, or leading his friends to safety will end in failure and may rip his friendship with Eirena apart, forever. Time is slipping away and the possibility of losing his friend is not an option, but the foe that awaits them may be worse than the one they left.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984198955
  • Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 258
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge, she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a techie and educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction with the encouragement of her husband, who was a Sci-Fi buff, and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha, was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
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  • Posted April 12, 2012

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    Action adventure and intelligence too! Following on from Explor

    Action adventure and intelligence too!

    Following on from Explorer X – Alpha, L.M. Preston’s second middle-grade novel in the series stands alone quite effectively with just enough reference to past events to leave readers hoping they’ll find the earlier book. Young teens sent to space camp have found there’s more to themselves and everything else than they’d ever imagined. Genetic manipulation empowers them to transform and fit in with alien societies, breathing the air of foreign worlds and coping with radical extremes of temperature. But they’re still teens, still determined to be human, and still eager to help each other.

    In this novel Dakota copes with the guilt he feels at bringing a friend into danger. Meanwhile Aadi learns to live with his mistakes and Eirina deals with fears brought on from remembered pain.

    The author has created a fascinating mix of technology and genetics in the premise to this series. Her characters are pleasingly resourceful, convincingly inexpert, and satisfyingly resolved to overcome the odds stacked against them. Civilizations attack the strange and are suspicious of individuality—some nice life lessons stored in there. And innocent games have somehow morphed into war.

    Cross Lost in Space with Ender’s Game and the Fantastic Four, then you’ll have something a bit like this book, as teams of child gladiators battle for survival on an alien world. It’s an easy read with fast-flowing adventure, fun dialog, interesting dilemmas, and intriguingly imaginative science, plus a nicely straightforward storytelling technique and just the right amount of backstory. Highly recommended.



    Disclosure: I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review as part of the Lighting Book Promotions tour

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