Saturday, December 31, 2011

Book #56 - Battle Earth

51HWwU7mAEL._SX105_Another sci-fi one for me this year. I think it was a record sci-fi year overall for me. Battle Earth was one I took a chance on, grabbing a $2.99 novel from Amazon. In this one, we have a transmission from a base on Mars, a research station that’s attacked. They manage to warn the Earth, which must prepare for a massive invasion from aliens.

The book goes back and forth between two elite units, one British, one US, and their commanders who leave a joint training exercise to go forward and stop the aliens.

It’s a little depressing as city after city falls, and there is little success for the humans. However they battle constantly, and it’s a wild ride as I found myself constantly rooting for them, even as they failed over and over.

The tide stems slightly near the end, and I found myself hoping for a second book.

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