Invasion (C.H.A.O.S. Series #1)

Invasion (C.H.A.O.S. Series #1)

by Jon S. Lewis
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lpcoolgirl More than 1 year ago
Epic book. Just epic. A bit sad with the deaths, and the hurts, but there's romance, and there's goodness, and it's a genuinely good book! Really enjoyed it! It's more for the 10-14 boy set, with action, and a boy narrator, but it can still be read by pretty much anybody because it has action, mystery, paranormal/supernatural, and aliens, and if you liked any Stargate movie or show, or Doctor Who, then you'll enjoy this book! It was really good! Loved the romance, and how it was maybe developing there, which is appropriate given the ages of the characters, and yeah, it was really cute! There was a lot of heroics, and heroes, and the mentions of WW11 was really nice, and in a way, helped to get used to the horror of the war. The one character survived it, and his missions were made pretty much public knowledge. So I really enjoyed that! This was a really good book, if a bit boyish for me. Oh, well. I can deal, and I can't wait to read Alienation!
marybeth46 More than 1 year ago
I really didn¿t care for this book very much. It¿s not what I expected. I thought is would be alien invasion or something related to that theme.It was rather a disappointment. I mean it would be okay for those who are tweens and young teens and are into comic books and science fiction, but I don¿t believe anyone who is not of this age or into these types of books would care for it much. The book deals with a boy who loses his family and he gets caught up in a comic book world of heroes and villains. Almost to much fake fiction for me. It¿s really not even imaginary believable in the fiction world. After the first chapter I pretty much lost interest as it was obvious that it was for the younger crowd and filled with way to much comedic alien goobldy goop. (Nice words huh?) If you have a pre-teen or teenager who is into sci-fi this is probably right up their alley and they would also enjoy some of the pictures in the book,but it clearly is not an adult book by all means.
DSaff More than 1 year ago
The Phantom Flyer, aliens of all types, people with red eyes, jet packs, flying motorcycles and more await the reader of this wonderful science fiction book! CHAOS is a secret government agency dedicated to closing the holes between our world and others, all the while dealing with threats as they develop. Colt is sixteen when everything in his world crashes around him. When he moves to Arizona to live with his grandfather, he comes to face to face with alien life forms. He steadily works to find out the reason behind his parent's deaths with the aid of his friends Dani and Oz, and what he uncovers could destroy the world as we know it. Will they uncover the plot in time? How does Hitler fit into the story? Who was the real Phantom Flyer? Who will survive the battle? I really enjoyed this book. It is fast paced, and while geared for the young adult crowd, can be enjoyed by all. (It will remind many readers of times we would sit and read/imagine comic books with their heroes and villains.) There were moments of tenderness, suspense, thrill, and fear throughout the story that will keep you glued to the pages. Thank you to Net Galley for my copy. I read it on my Nook and thank them very much!
Jmas6 More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I'm in my teens and I loved every minute of reading Invasion by Jon s.lewis. It was very exciting and clean. I can't wait tell the second one comes out. I highly recommend this book for people of all ages.
Joshua89 More than 1 year ago
In a a galaxy far far awa-wait a minute, its hapenning right here and right now,and there will be an Invasion. Giant robots, aliens, flying motorcycles,this book has it all! Colt McAlister thinks he is a regular teenage boy, but is he? Colts parents are killed in an "accident" or so he thinks untill he gets a phone call that will send him on an adventure full of action and aliens,and his grandpa maybe the Phantom Flyer!Oh and he might have more in common with the girl of his dreams than he thinks...This book is full of CHAOS!
MinKin17 More than 1 year ago
After reading "I AM NUMBER FOUR" I immediately wanted to find another book that satisfied my need for more....INVASION was IT!!! This book is on your edge exciting. You really get into the characters and after I read this I want more C.H.A.O.S. novels in my library! I'll be watching for them for sure.....I highly recommend this book.
BailsChris More than 1 year ago
 I love books that are like this. That hold so much promise for the future of the series and yet keep the reader wanting for more. The author has completed a well-written novel and well fleshed out characters that capture the reader from the beginning. It starts out in the middle of the action which enchanting in so many ways. Often when books have a lull in the first chapter or two, it loses readers almost immediately and so I was happy to see that this wasn't the case at all. The plot is very interesting, entwining a lot of qualities and items that fascinate a lot of people which only makes it that much more interesting. I really liked this book.¿Colt was a character that I wasn't too sure about in the beginning as I was trying to grasp how his character would be in this story. His voice as a character grew a lot within the first chapter and I began to really like him as a character. I felt like I could relate to his original feeling about monsters because he really wasn't too certain about it at first, which is something that I could truthfully relate to. I feel like I would claim that there is no way possible for this to happen. Yet after he is introduced and acquainted to the idea, he seems to flourish in the situation, proving that he is not only knowledgeable about things but also that he is a strong fighter. In that chapter he proved to be more than a surfer and continues to throughout the story. But sadly he forgets everything that occurs and all that remains is a vague ideal of everything he did. That certainly didn't make his life any easier though once everything begins to get worse.¿I found Danielle to be an adorable character. She was the type of friend that Colt needed with out all the emotional complication that comes with most friendships in this genre of literature. It is good that she is there when he faces the loss that no one wants to experience, for sure. They have been friends since they were toddlers, so I suppose that isn't any surprise. Once problems begin to arise though, she proves to be more than just a friend. She proves to be an expert hacker, just the type of person that Colt needs. I liked her character a lot. ¿Oz is the type of character I think I would have expected to be the main character, simply because of his background. He is the son of the leader of C.H.A.O.S. which makes him the type of person that could either help or hinder the plot as well as the organization. However, he proves to be a worthwhile friend to Colt and perhaps something more for another main character. He is flirty and sarcastic, something that makes his scenes even more entertaining. He was pretty awesome.¿It's a good book, so definitely check it out and see if it's the type of book you would like to read! 
Karen-Em More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read that I would let my kids read. There wasn't any foul language and the romance was minimal. The action was high keeping the reader engaged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book it the best book ever! It has things both girls and boys alike could want. It has action, adventure, romance and aliens. You're sure to love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Invasion by Jon S. Lewis is a book about a 16-year old named Colt. His dad drives him to a top secret military academy while they’re on vacation in Washington D.C. He wonders if it is run by Trident Industries, a global leader in biotechnolgy, of which the academy has a lot of. Turns out the military academy is training teenagers to fight alien invaders. The only problem is, he has his memory erased after leaving because no one is supposed to know. Then, Colt’s parents are killed in a car “accident”. They were killed because his mom was writing an exposing article about… well I won’t say who (or what). Now, the only one Colt knows that knew about his experience and can tell him what happened is dead. The book turned out to be very interesting. It had a main character I could relate to, an interesting plot, and realistic non-main characters. I liked the character Danielle. I liked her interest in technology, something I share with her. Now onto the things I didn’t like. Though the list may be longer, it doesn’t mean it outweighs the good. One, though it’s from a Christian publisher, God is not mentioned at all that I remember, and church is only mentioned a few times. There may be a whole lot more spiritual factors in the second book as there was in Sneak (the second book in the Swipe Series by Evan Angler). Two, it involves aliens and, while it’s a cool element of the plot, it’s unrealistic and, in some aspects, unbiblical. The Bible, in words inspired by God himself (what words in it aren’t?), says Jesus died for all creation. If aliens exist, then they were created. Why would they need dying for? They don’t live on Earth, corrupted by sin. Three, (SPOILER ALERT) When Danielle hacks the Frontier agents computer, it’s a simple tower-and-monitor desktop. You would think a futuristic/high-tech company would have upgraded their systems. Four, it takes a long time until Colt is be told what happened. (END SPOILER) I give it 3.5 stars. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much,i reread it a couple times
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When I first picked up Invasion by Jon S. Lewis, I was very hesitant because I have been warned that it is very out there and hard to follow for such reasons. I thought this may be the cases with the flying motorcycles described on the back of the book, but I still took a shock and glad I had. Colt was a normal child until his life changed with an “Accident” that took the life of his parents. When deaths occur many say that you life has ended and others say it is just the beginning and for Colt, it was just the beginning as he was forced to start over knowing a single soul, but meeting another he couldn’t shake off the feeling that he knew. Everything changes with the discovery that life was more than what was seen and his parents were agents that fought to keep it that way. They were a group that fought to prevent the invasion of aliens. In this discovery he discovers different realities, weapons that are unable to be comprehended by our human minds and of course other life that have been impacting human’s without our knowledge. This book brings comic books to life in an imaginative and quite different piece of literature (maybe it is just different because I don’t do comic books) that keeps you intrigued during the whole book. I would recommend picking it up. I am happy that Booksneaze had put this story in the books that I could get a free copy from. This is a good way to find new writers.
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lilberry More than 1 year ago
Colt McAlister has always been a fan of the Phantom Flyer comics, on his spare time he likes to think about the aliens and C.H.A.O.S. agents from the comic books. After McAlister's parents are killed in what seemed like a car accident his life changes radically, from moving from sweet California to the hot hot times of Arizona, learning the truth about why his parents where killed and learning that all those comics he has been reading may be more true then he thought. Now Colt with the help of his friends Oz and Danielle will have to fight against the Trident a million dollar company that is taking us to the next age in technology and may want to obliterate all of man kind in the process. This is one of those books that you say "I liked it but..." I mean the story is original and it plays around with history, more specifically world war II, the characters are entertaining and I must confess I grew rather fond of Danielle because she is smart and doesn't really play the part of the victim, she takes the bull by the horns. But it just seemed like the Jon S. Lewis left some ideas unfinished around the book, parts that you would expect to read more, for example this training scene that promises to be harder and more kick-ass the next time around, but we never get to see it or read from it again in the book. Maybe it was because the author had so many ideas he liked to share with us, but that left a hole in the story and we where left with few hooks to catch the reader and make him/her not want to be teared apart from the book. Overall the book leaves us with a promise for redemption and a great message, I would like to see the growth in Jon S. writing and so I will be reading the second book from this series, I'll be telling you how that goes.
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jwitt33 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of a trilogy and I really enjoyed reading it! C.H.A.O.S. is a government agency that has been around since before WWI to deal with and stop the invasion of Earth by aliens. Colt McAlister is a typical California teen until his parents are killed in a car accident and he is sent to live with his grandfather in Arizona. It is there that he learns that the aliens and government agents from his favorite comic book, “The Phantom Flyer and the agents from CHAOS”, really exist, and his family is smack dab in the middle of it. Colt, with the help of his friends Danielle and Oz, set out to find the person responsible for killing his parents, and possibly bring down Trident Industries in the process. There is so much action in this book that I read it in one day! The kids in the book are very likable and the book reads very quickly. I really liked this book and I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series, Alienation :D
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Invasion was three hundred and nineteen pages of Christian science fiction. It was geared, I felt, more towards the young adult set and in that vein it is fast paced. It offers new thrills that you likely won¿t find within the Christian fiction set. The first in the C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy it introduces us to young Colt McCallister, a sixteen year old boy who has just lost his parents. In the midst of grieving over the loss of his parents he discovers that their deaths may not be an accident and this sends him on a journey for justice, complete with twists and turns, new friendships and ultimately leaves him wondering who can really be trusted. Along the way he finds out that things are not always what they seem and he learns that age is not nearly as important as using your head. As a mom in her late 20¿s this book was not really my cup of tea, however it was well written, fantastical and would be a GREAT read for young adults looking for wholesome reading material. Overall, Invasion gets an A in my book, just the right mix of science fiction, a little romance and a lot of mystery!
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BMSmom More than 1 year ago
Thrill, suspense and flying motorcycles will captivate you while immersed in the pages of Invasion by Jon. S. Lewis. The first of the C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy, this exciting story delves into a world beyond our reach. After suffering through the traumatic loss of his parents, 16-year-old Colt McAlister is transplanted from sunny, ocean front San Diego to his childhood home of Arizona. McAlister must learn not only to live without his friends and frequent surfing trips, but with his grandfather and an amazing secret that is not his own to share with the world. Attending a new school, and having no car, are the challenges one would expect for McAlister to face. However, he is suddenly thrown into a life of comic book heroes, robotic assassins and shape shifting aliens. McAlister, along with a childhood friend and a new friend he hopes he can trust, must navigate a possibly fatal line between what he once considered truth and fiction. They are, after all, the only things standing between us and CHAOS. Somewhat reminiscent of Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, Invasion is a wonderful story for a young science fiction fan. Although the dialogue can be a bit difficult to follow in the first few chapters, the overall flow is smooth. The constant suspense helps make this a quick and enjoyable read.
sjskogerboe More than 1 year ago
Invasion. was. crazy/mind-blowing/awesome/spectacular/fantasmal/bombastic/etc. I can't really come up with words for this novel. Honestly, I said to my mom, "This is AWESOME." I was on page two. :-) *** Colt McAlister is the average California kid. Blond, mop-headed, blue eyes, fair skin- and he loves to surf. When on a vacation in Washington, his dad takes him to a military academy which turns out to be a training camp for potential cadets for CHAOS, a organization that protects Earth from anything not from Earth, i.e. Aliens. Six armed, fur covered, two-headed, robot melded Aliens. But an accident makes it necessary for Colt to move, and the precious few things he learned at the academy are forgotten. Now living in Arizona, Colt struggles to fit in. But, after overhearing a conversation that, by all logical standards, did not make any sense, Colt starts to research, looking for answers. And as he soon finds, those "answers" are looking for him, too. Nothing could prepare him for his coming discovery- Aliens are on Earth. In fact, they've been on Earth for quite a while, and they have gained enough control to bring the Earth to its knees. All that stands between the Aliens and world domination is McAlister. (And, perhaps, a computer hacker, a jock, and a jetpack or two.) *** Classic Scifi, brilliant plot, and the characters were amazing. McAlister was 100% real, and the plot was engaging enough that I was up until midnight reading. It was simply wonderous, and if I go on any longer I think I might tarnish its glory. The only thing I have left to say is "Go and buy it. And tip the cashier." Happy reading! I was provided with a complimentary copy of "Invasion" through Booksneeze, a book-for-review program. This in no way affected my views or opinions of the book.
crichmanfreebies More than 1 year ago
"Invasion" is a book written by Jon Lewis and published by Thomas Nelson. It is a fiction book that is well written and keeps the readers attention and holds it from turn to turn of page. If you like science fiction you will love this book about aliens and science and how it all comes together. The story line develops into a very interestig tale and keeps the suspense. It was very entertaining and I enjoyed reading it from cover to cover. It's extremely imaginative and the author expresses his story in a way that will keep you guessing. Nothing like a good old science fiction book this time of year. I recommend you curl up with this good book and have a nice night relaxing.