So the lovely guys over at fireflypress sent me a copy of Alien Rain in exchange for an honest review.
Bree is on a mission. She’s trained to fight. But what she really needs to learn to do is listen…
Bree is an ordinary teenage girl living in a Martian city where everyone dreams of returning to Earth. She’s never seen a bird fly or the sea or the rain.
She’s amazed when she’s chosen for a mission to Earth, a rare honour usually reserved for the highest-achieving pupils. Why her?
There are terrible shocks ahead. Who is trying to contact Bree? What are the others not telling her? As she discovers more secrets, she will have to decide who to trust. Whose side is she really on – Home or Earth?
I adored this book. I quite simply, 100% adored it. I’ve not read a book like it before. AND ITS TOTALLY AWESOME!!
I had to give this book 5 stars because seriously. 5 stars Ruth. 5 stars!!
I grew up on Torchwood (I know so inappropriate) and Doctor Who (Captain Jack ruined me) and have a love of all things Welsh ( go Wales!)
This book made me sob in a way that I never have done before, I truly appreciated Earth and all the beauty we have. I loved Bree, she was an amazing character that when she got insulted, I felt like I was being insulted. I wanted to reach into the book and throttle those who insulted her.
I found myself relating to Bree so so much! A lot of sci fi books can full of advanced technology that overwhelms and can bog down a book, but Alien Rain had a perfect balance of interesting gadgets, lots that reminded me of Stark Tech in the Marvel Universe. All the tech/gadgets were easily imaginable and verrry intriguing. I loved the fact this book interlaced a Martian plot with ghosts. I don’t think I’ve ever read a sci-fi book like it.
I love reading a unique book especially when you have so many turns that just have you not expected anything!
I loved this book. Ruth Mogan has concocted something epic in Alien Rain and I only hope that continues in her future novels.
Ruth Morgan was brought up in the small, picturesque market town of Llandovery, Carmarthenshire although she has lived for most of her adult life in and around Cardiff. She is an experienced writer for children of all ages and is known for the great variety of her work, including picture books and short stories, plays, poetry and scripts for pre school animation and radio programmes. Her stories for older readers deal with mystery or ghostly themes.
Many of Ruth’s books have been translated into Welsh and several illustrated by her partner Chris Glynn. Ruth and Chris’ picture book ‘The Gardening Pirates’ (in Welsh, ‘Mor Ladron yr Ardd’) published by Pont was shortlisted for the Tir na n-Og award 2013 in the English Language category. Ruth’s YA novel ‘Playing Twm’ was included by Jenny Nimmo in her list of “Top 10 adventure stories inspired by Wales” on The Guardian website, March 1st 2016.
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