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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

3.7 on the Masq Scale. The Robinsons' Dark Matter by @MichaelRaymondX #bookreview



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The Robinsons' Dark Matter

(Robinsons #1, Young Adult Science Fiction)



Written by Michael Raymond


Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult


Book Synopsis


Victoria Robinson was alone. She had no friends, her brother Nate thought she was a conspiracy nut, and their parents were never home. Then she stumbled across a cache of alien technology in their basement, her brother went hand-to-hand with a zombie, and their parents were kidnapped with a ballistic teleporter. Things got a little crazy after that.

The teens soon find themselves facing a mysterious enemy and forging a tenuous alliance with a top-secret government agency in a race to rescue their parents...and save the planet. Along the way they uncover pieces of their parents' past and become unwitting pawns in a dangerous and elaborate game.

Linda's Review


The Robinson's Dark Matter is the story of Victoria and her brother Nate, two teens who's parents are abducted very early on in the tale. They are left in the hands of government agents and aim to find and rescue the adults. I consider this book to be a very well written Sci-Fi for middle-school grade kids.

Although the teens of the story are supposed to be in high school I think they will appeal greatly to the middle-school age bracket because it is really set up quite well for them. The print is a bit larger and nothing about the manner of the writing will be intimidating for them. I say this with some certainty because I have two middle-school age children in my own home.

The cover is nicely done to attract a younger reader, so if you have a young person in your life who is resisting the urge to read this could be a great way to interest them! I liked the pace that Mr.Raymond set, it was a steady flow of creative events without being overwhelmingly coincidental. The characters are likable, but once again they come across as younger than their depicted ages.

If you are a hard core Sci-Fi fan this probably won't be enough depth for you, I found it mildly amusing but not something that I could really sink my teeth into. Of course, this is another one of those times that I'm so glad I have kids because it makes me ever vigilant of which audience can best be served by a wonderful new book.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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