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eBook Ú Homicidal Aliens & Other Disappointments ë 336 pages Ú Brian Yansky Ú The reluctant hero from Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences is back in all his droll glory — and this time the fate of humankind is on the lineJesse has had the worst year of his life First a rLtitude of new talents he is developing including somehow killing aliens with his mind and grasping glimpses of alternate futures With thousands of aliens already on Earth and thirty million about to arrive Jesse has to decide whether to embrace his maybe destiny before the world is completely destroyed No pressu I think this book was almost better than the first Lots of twists and turns action and of course death This series will be enjoyed by reluctant readers especially boys and of course sci fi fans

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The reluctant hero from Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences is back in all his droll glory and this time the fate of humankind is on the lineJesse has had the worst year of his life First a race of homicidal but very polite aliens invaded Earth killing pretty much everyone and enslaving the few people left It’s a YA sci fi novel set right after most of humanity has been destroyed by a race of machine hating green plant loving and ridiculously polite psychic aliensDon’t be put off if you haven’t read the first book though I’m guessing you’ll want to after you read Homicidal Aliens so you might as well get them both Brian Yansky does a great job of bringing new readers up to speed uickly and interestingly And he does it without a big clunky “previously on” opener Homicidal Aliens does start with a four page prologue but it only takes about a page and a half to mostly summarize the first book After that Yansky begins to introduce the reader to a cool new revelation about his fictional Earth This nicely crafted prologue turns out to be a structural harbinger of things to come Throughout the rest of the adventure the author elegantly weaves relevant highlights from Alien Invasion into Homicidal Aliens like nothing than well executed back storyAnd then there’s the voice Yansky’s hero and narrator Jesse has a dry endearing wit that’s immediately engaging I got hooked on his no frills authentic voice at the start of the first book So I was thrilled to find the second one carries on in the same gloriously unadorned way Too often YA writers sound like adults talking “about” teens Not Yansky Jesse’s got lots of interesting and relatable personal dilemmas with a rich internal life that really grounds the book’s first person narration One of his most endearing traits is his way of swearing Out of deference to his mom ­– killed like most of the rest of humanity in the initial alien invasion – Jesse substitutes literal translations of well known profanity Things like son of a female dog I won't spoil the fun but suffice it to say he gets much creative with some of the other bad words you may knowSomething else I dig about this book is the way Yansky drops in little one line snippets of social commentary He deftly critiues huge social issues like racism imperialism and climate change with a refreshingly light touch Don't worry this is not a preachy book But it is a thoughtful one Yansky's creation works on lots of levels Though none of Jesse's passing comments and thoughts on human society change the fact that Homicidal Aliens is first and foremost a tightly paced sci fi adventureIt makes a great stocking stuffer for any teen who’s into aliens dystopias or adventure stories And it's especially ideal for any young male readers out there craving a uality story that doesn't have a female protagonist Actually it makes an excellent present for anybody who just likes a well crafted sci fi novel

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Homicidal Aliens & Other DisappointmentsBehind including Jesse; his best friend Michael; his sort of girlfriend Lauren; and the girl of his dreams Catlin Now Jesse is revered as some sort of Chosen One all because he managed to kill one of the alien lords and escape even though he’s not really sure how he did it But it’s hard to argue with the mu I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one Alien Invasions and Other Inconveniences Interestingly the series is only two books so it is a uick read to a feeling of resolution with these characters Part of what makes this story so enjoyable is the humor that is laced throughout what should arguably be a horrifying situation I mean aliens are taking over the earth and killing people in droves Somehow Yansky manages to distract from the horror while still emphasizing the gravity of the situation and the affect it is having on the characters I don’t usually enjoy sci fialien based books but this one was actually pretty good