Review: Alien Echo by Mira Grant

During my 4 day trip away in the small town of Mitta Mitta I lay on my air lounge in the shade of a gumtree to read this book, I didn’t feel that engrossed in the book until half way through. Perhaps it was my screaming kids who kept interrupting my reading, ‘Young Adult’ is not how I’d describe myself these days. But I did enjoy reading The Hunger Games, so I was willing to give this a go.

An original young adult novel of the Alien universe

Olivia and her twin sister Viola have been dragged around the universe for as long as they can remember. Their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology.

Just settled on a new colony world, they discover an alien threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. And suddenly the sisters’ world is ripped apart.

On the run from terrifying aliens, Olivia’s knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. But then a shocking family secret bursts open—one that’s as horrifying to Olivia as the aliens surrounding them.

The creatures infiltrate the rich wildlife on this virgin colony world—and quickly start adapting. Olivia’s going to have to adapt, too, if she’s going to survive…

Alien Echo by Mira Grant

Perhaps it was my frame of mind that weekend, I managed to get through the book but there were some elements I didn’t quite understand.

SPOILERS AHEAD