Aliens in Disguise: Rise of the Heroes

Aliens in Disguise: Rise of the Heroes

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ISBN-13: 9781477422533
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/26/2012
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

In April 2011, at the age of 10, Matthew turned his love of reading into his first book. He worked on it all that summer, sometimes getting up at 6 AM to write down ideas that came to him in his dreams. When asked why he writes he will say, "I have an idea and HAVE to write it down." He is currently working on his sequel to Aliens in Disguise.

Matthew likes, having fun, playing games, and reading like a machine. He read all seven books of the "Harry Potter" series in one month. By age ten, he's read everything by Roald Dalhl, the whole Percy Jackson series (twice, maybe more), every Diary of a Wimpy Kid, all the Calvin and Hobbes/Garfield/Peanuts comics he could get his hands on, and he's beat Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario 64, Kirby, and Mario Galaxy 2. He also played Little League baseball and put in one year of Hapkido. He has completed Cub Scouts/Webelos and is currently a Boy Scout working towards his Eagle Badge.

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Aliens in Disguise: Rise of the Heroes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Pam_G More than 1 year ago
This young author got it right! Summary Aliens in Disguise is a young adolescent book that is in the fantasy genre. In this engaging novel, Dragonamir, an intelligent young alien from Jupiter, gets picks on by his others. His goal is to attend this elite Space Academy, hoping to get in with his special power over gas. He quickly finds out he is chosen, despite being several years too young. There he meets other young kids who have their own special powers. They become fast friends and are secretly trained to fly and use their powers. Unknown to them, they are to be the Heroes who will save the planets. Then the Academy gets attacked and they barely escape, crash-land on the forbidden planet of Earth, and attempt to find a way to rescue fellow aliens and get home. This book reminds me more of a movie than a book, with its humor and descriptive personality traits. It reads well and fast! Evaluation The 10-year-old author is remarkably imaginative and insightful. One of the best aspects of the novel is his message. Throughout the novel, the characters face different forms of bullying, and they learn that having a strong support system helps to diffuse the situation. The author also has a good imagination. His characters each have distinctive powers and personality. One controls gas, another the minds of others, another Earth elements like rock and metal, another ice and the last electricity. However, they don’t learn to work together until they meet Alex, their new Earth friend. I was impressed with the language and structure of the novel. It flowed nicely, the dialogue was very fitting for a YA novel, and the characters were humorous. One girl always make a fist pump, Jakarta uses his mind control to make his enemies fall with his signature move (finger in nose). And at one point they almost die and then Jakarta pretends to freak out because they were late to class. The plot is not too predictable and generally makes sense. And the ending is perfect – a potential next novel. The author could improve the novel by fixing a few typos and misspellings, as well as a few moments within the plot. One such example is when the kids just tell Alex about being aliens after spending the day trying to hide it and another is when Mr. Sparks so easily training them to fly early. Yes, it’s later explained why, but it wasn’t believable as it was happening. At least not for me. Aside from that, I have no disappointments. It was a pleasure from beginning to end. Overall, I would give this a solid 4 stars. Maybe even 4.5 stars if websites allowed such ratings. I enjoyed the book as an adult, so I would imagine that it would be equally enjoyable, if not more, for middle schoolers, who deal with bullying regularly. It would also be perfect for all those who enjoy YA, fantasy, aliens, and Men in Black.
Freeman_Writing More than 1 year ago
M.M. Scott’s Aliens in Disguise - Rise of the Heroes is a YA Science Fiction novel that takes some creative characters, new ideas, and combines them to create a book that you simply have to keep reading. As a writer, I am extraordinarily impressed that this book was written by a 10-year old, and thoroughly enjoyed the read. In the realization of his wildest dreams, young Dragonamir, a 4-horned Jupitarian, has been selected by the elite Space Academy to go straight from his elementary school to an intense military environment where his creativity and resourcefulness will be put to the ultimate test. Unbeknownst to him, Dragonamir’s special skills with manipulating gasses have made him stand out as one of a select few heroes who may be Jupiter’s only hope in the coming turmoil. With his uniquely gifted friends and cohorts, Jakarta, Solarina, Mizu, and Ignita, Dragonamir’s adventures tickle the mind with well placed humor while taking readers through the worlds of infinite possibility. This tale has a taste of Ender’s Game, combined with the uniquely humorous twisting of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. As such, my favorite parts of this book were the unique ideas combined with great laughs and a likable storyline. If I had to find a fault with it, however, it may lie in the story’s rapidly developing plot without quite enough buildup to make the developments sound believable, and a few minor formatting errors. That being said, this book would still be a great read for audiences ranging from the Young Adult audience to any sci-fi lover looking for some refreshing new material.
timcarmom More than 1 year ago
Aliens in Disguise-Rise of the Heroes is a science fiction book probably suited for intermediate or middle school kids. The story is about Dragonamir, a boy from Jupitor who is chosen to go the Space Academy. It is there that he is grouped into classes with 4 other aliens from different planets. The other aliens, Jakarta, Solarina, Mizu and Ignita (along with Dragonamir) have special powers. They learn that they are the only aliens from their planets with these powers which is why they were chosen to go the academy at their young age. They are caught in an attack at the Space Academy and they land on Earth, where they befriend an Earth boy, Alex. Alex helps them escape from Earth and return back to the Space Academy, of course not until after they encounter the aliens responsible for the attack at the academy. I have not read any other books similar to this. This book is written by a 10 year old boy and the story line is great. He is very imaginative, I kept giggling at the part where Jakarta uses mind control to get people to stick their fingers up their nose. While I enjoyed the story line and give this boy credit for writing a book at a young age, I noticed that there were many run-on sentences. There were also a few editing errors. With regard to the references to bullying in the book, I felt that they were just thrown in there since bullying is such a hot topic in schools. That part didn't seem to be necessary to the plot. I wish this author well in his writing career. He has a wonderful imagination and I can envision sequels with these same characters in the future. His characters being 10 year olds would probably appeal to children around that age range.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is a good friend of mine i sit next to him in class
Book-man-11 More than 1 year ago
Fast, funny action packed! This a great start for a young author, and when I say young, I mean this kid is only 10 years old! The characters are interesting and the dialogue is witty. He takes you to the floating cities of Jupiter and space battles in the Jovian moons. The good guys are a band of alien kids who have to deal with teasing, bullies and a bad guy who is trying to kill them. Good thing they have special powers and each other. There is some good advice here from a young kid to others his age on how to deal with bullies and difficult situations. I can't wait for the next book in the series.