Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Alien Invaders #1: Rockhead the Living Mountain by Max Silver (Children's, 7 years +)

July 2011, Red Fox

120 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: space adventure, aliens, special powers, excitement, moderate peril, some humour and some tnesion

Five awesome aliens have been unleashed from the darkest corner of the galaxy - and they're out to destroy the universe. 

Only Cosmo, a young boy from planet Earth, has the power to stop them. Recruited by the elite defence organisation G-Watch to defend the galaxy, Cosmo must prove himself and commence battle against the deadliest aliens in space...

The first title in this action-packed series sees Cosmo discover the truth about his father's mysterious past, and take up his role as a defender of the galaxy. When the might alien Rockhead is sent to destroy G-Watch headquarters, only Cosmo has the power to stop him. But will the young Earthling be able to defeat the monstrous mountain alien? 

Nayuleska's thoughts
Given that I usually prefer heroines to heros (Nuri does have a cool role), I'm totally into Cosmo's exciting story. The advanced technology and smoothly integrated illustrations makes this feel like one of my anime shows. The sturdy, informative collectable cards add to this 10/10 read. 

Suggested read
For more save the world adventures by a boy with unusual skills, try Lord of the Mountain by James Lovegrove. 

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