The Rising: A Novel

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Alex is just a normal kid. A senior in high school and captain of the football team, he’s got everything going for him. School is more of a challenge for him, but he’s got Samantha as his tutor. Sam is top of their class and hopes to be an astronaut someday. One night at a football game, Alex has an accident that lands him in the hospital. Things start to get really weird after that. His doctor is murdered, and then his parents. Sam witnesses the death of Alex’s parents and follows his mother’s instructions to get Alex and run.

It was always apparent that Alex was adopted, but he had no idea he might not even be from this planet or that he could be the key to saving it. So Alex and Sam go on the run to find some answers and to stay alive. Along the way, they meet Raiff, who has watched over Alex his whole life. They also discover they are being hunted, both by those who killed his parents and by a wealthy tycoon who has vowed to exterminate all aliens since they killed his father. And so The Rising begins, a new series about the fate of two worlds in the hands of a young man.

For some reason, this book had a very similar feel to me as the James Patterson Maximum Ride series–possibly because they are both about teenagers who are different, but I think it also had to do with the writing style. The authors of The Rising write in a manner comparable to James Patterson. The chapters are very short, making it easy to keep reading and hard to put down. I love James Patterson books, and I found this to be equally entertaining. I look forward to finding out if Alex and Sam can save both worlds.

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Author Heather Graham • Jon Land
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 1/17/2017
ISBN 9780765337917
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Issue 12/1/2016
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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