Author: Robison Wells
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Released: March 29th 2016
Review Source: HarperTeen
WE ARE NOT ALONE
Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest, killing thousands of people. Since then, nothing–or no one–has come out.
THEY HAVE ARRIVED
If it were up to Alice, she’d be watching all of this on the news from Miami, Florida. Instead, she’s the newest student at a boarding school not far from the crash site–because her dad is the director of special projects for NASA, and if anything’s a special project, it’s this.
AND THERE’S NO GOING BACK
A shell-shocked country is waiting, glued to televisions and computer screens, for a sign of what the future holds. But when the aliens emerge, they’re nothing like what Alice expected. And only one thing is clear: Nothing will ever be the same again.
Dark Energy by Robison Wells centers around a massive UFO that has landed on U.S. soil. By massive I mean it landed in one state and ended up in another. Our main character is Alice, who's father works for NASA and moves them up to Minnesota where she's to attend/stay at an elite boarding school.
I LOVED Dark Energy. Alice was super easy to love almost immediately. I actually have no complaints of any of the characters. Robison Wells handled the writing, the story, the plot, and the characters brilliantly. The moment when the UFO opened was super intense. If a UFO were to ever land on the U.S. today of that size so it can't be ignored, I only wish it would happen this way. I really don't want to say too much because I don't want to give away any spoilers. But this book is one I'd recommend to everyone! It's a very fast paced read. You will be hooked from page one and finish it in one sitting.
At one point I say "this is too good to be true." And, well it kind of is but for a completely minor reason. The only thing holding me back from giving Dark Energy a full 5 tree rating, is because the ending was anti-climactic and I desperately wanted more. So, for completely selfish reasons. I am a huge "alien" fan. Anything alien, I research. I watch a ton of Ancient Alien and the ending totally made sense to me in a "this sounds very realistic" way. Of course, realistic in my world. LOL. Oh, Robison Wells will there be more? I want more!