Thursday, 23 February 2012

Alien Invaders: Hydronix: Destroyer of the Deep by Max Silver (Children's, 7 years +)

July 2011, Red Fox
128 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: aliens, waterworld, sci-fi powers, whales, plankton, coral, telepathy, lots of peril,

 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 . . .

In his fourth mission, Cosmo must travel to the Paradise Planet of Oceania - where the galaxy's holidaymakers are unaware that a very unwelcome guest is on its way . . . The awesome underwater alien Hydronix is wreaking havoc on this peaceful holiday planet, and Cosmo must head to the depths of the ocean to do battle with this mighty monster of the deep

Nayuleska's thoughts 
I like how the small details about under water wildlife teach the reader a bit more about life for sea creatures. Cosmo once again chooses appropriate forms for fighting - however, he needs extra help to succeed which has me wondering how much help he will need in the next book in the series. This gets 9/10. 

Suggested read
Be sure to check out the other books in the series which start with Alien Invaders: Rockhead, the Living Mountain. (link to follow soon)


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