Alien by David Michael Slater


Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read and review this title.

The Mattigan family is off on another adventure! This time to debunk the existence of J-Rod, an escaped alien from Area 51.  While Marcus Mattigan is off to Area 51 to meet Colonel Michael Blanchard to prove the disappearance of the base’s missing alien is false, the children head off on their adventure to rescue J-Rod themselves.  With big sister Maddie acting as group leader, the twins Max and Theo go on an adventure that includes a Las Vegas casino, an alien convention, and a fifth-wheel camper. 

There is just enough sibling squabbling to keep the dialogue real and just enough suspended belief to allow the story to work.  Kids running loose in a Vegas casino? A child hiding out in the camper while Dad drives to the secret military base? It’s just kooky enough to keep kids interested.  The interactions between the siblings were just right-not too sweet and not too snarky.  This was a fun read for kids who are just starting out with chapter books and doesn’t contain any offensive language or violence. 

This book is available on March 12, 2018 from Incorgnito Publishing Press.