Explorer X Alpha PDF ☆ Explorer X ePUB Ò

Explorer X Alpha PDF ☆ Explorer X ePUB Ò


Explorer X Alpha [Read] ➭ Explorer X Alpha Author L.M. Preston – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk For most kids a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime—for Aadi it was life altering After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars Aadi finds that the immunization is the catal For most kids a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime—for Aadi it was life altering After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars Aadi finds that the immunization is the catalyst of an insidious experiment He realizes what is happening too late for a change of fate The full experiment is set in motion when he and his co pilot Eirena crash in a distant galaxy called Shrenas where they change and realize the full extent of their power This turn of events forces him to grow up uickly accept his change Explorer X ePUB Ò and to decide to save a world or to do what he was trained to do—dominate it His power is coveted by the warring leaders of Shrenas and he is forced to choose sides—a decision that may prove just how much humanity he has left.


10 thoughts on “Explorer X Alpha

  1. Ella Preuss Ella Preuss says:

    Explorer X Alpha was my very first sci fi book and although it is a YA book it was definitelynot a good book for me I'm used to reading this genre and when author LM Preston contacted me for a review I said why not? I need to get out of my comfort zone from time to timeThis book's beginning was really slow for my taste where I spent half of the book reading about Aadi and his friends at Space Camp trying to find out about why they were a part of an Experiment called Experiment X After the first 34 of the book I did become attached to the characters not wanting anything bad to happen to them Let's not forget this is the first in a trilogy maybe that's why it was so slow to get into?The writing was a little off for me too The character introduced themselves by saying Hello my name is Aadi After reading Hi my name is ten times in a row I started to get a little annoyed It didn't sound like something a teen would say so often I needed a Hi I'm Sometimes less is Also there were very few abreviations which made the reading heavy Sometimes the kids sounded like grown ups than kids I don't know if this type of writing is specific for the genre but it was not my cup of teaMoving on to the story We're immediately introduced to Aadi our male protagonist and join him in his entrance to Space Camp Here he'll meet his new friends Eirena Raiko Damien Scott Dakota and Tacitus Aadi's relationship with Eirena begins as a competitive one but it lets you know that they'll end up together in the end Damien is your regular bad boy very conceited The rest of them were normal characters with the exception of Tacitus whom I'd like to find out about Overall I thought the characters lacked depth I would've liked to see background to themIn the last uarter of the book the part I liked most we finally see some action Aadi and Eirena are thrown into an alien planet in the galaxy called Shrenas Here they find allies and enemies They'll go through changes that'll turn them into something than human and while helping one of the races living in Shrenas win a centuries old war they'll have to do everything in their power to find their way back homeI confirm my previous suspicion sci fi is not a genre for me I do like Star Wars thoughBut to those of you who do like this genre I can tell you you'd like this book


  2. Amy Amy says:

    The Good The premise of the story is great perhaps not wholly original but definitely interesting and a good idea for a read The characters are engaging and likable and really liked how they became something else during the story The dramatic and drastic changes of the appearance and even to an extent the personalities of both Aadi and Eirena was interesting They were vastly different beings each changing as to be like something that was nearby them when the changes began on site Giving each different powers strengths and challenges As the antagonist the corporation has much potential to be either wholly evil or only in part With the parents being employees all of the kids have the potential for finding help from the inside and it begs the uestion of whose parents knew and didn't care and if or when or even how that aspect will play out for themThe Bad The synopsis on the back of the book was a bit too descriptive for me It felt a little bit like a 10 year old going oh and then which I didn't find at all helpful for me to be enthusiastic about picking the book up I also got confused a little way into the book and this may be because I sat down and read the entire book in one sitting I had a bit of a time getting into the meat of the story but once I got a few chapters in perhaps 20 I found myself interested but confused by the events The time line while established in the beginning of the book is never clear on how much time is passing or has passed but jumps as if they have been doing activities we haven't seen or heard about or even slightly referred toThe fighting seuences were too detailed for me as well I found myself lost when trying to picture whose arm went where and how they were standing It was hard to follow and I felt it distracted rather than added to the whole storyLastly the beginning of the book focuses on all of the characters to a great degree and then only on Aadi and Eirena uite a bit of the story is from Aadi's perspective as a third person but relative to Aadi but we spend a lot of time learning about everyone and everything Then the focus changes to solely Aadi and Eirena and completely excludes the rest which we had spent so much time learning about I felt the change was very abrupt and a little disjointed from everything that had gone on previously I found myself let down by the total change of venue from a story about a team to the story about just Aadi and Eirena and wished for either a direct story about Aadi and Eirena or broader one to stay focused on the team as a wholeOverall I liked the book and enjoyed reading it I tried not to be overly critical of attitudes and thoughts the characters felt and had because this book is meant for a younger audience and their view on things is much different than my own And while I am not the book's intended audience I found I liked the characters and the story and am interested to find out what happens to them in the future


  3. Jenn Jenn says:

    Explorer X Alpha is another middle grade book though I find myself uestioning that grouping with all the violence that took place A lot of blood punching torturing and simply fighting overall though thankfully no guts Because of that I'd recommend this book to either preteens or mostly boys that fall into the claimed range of ages 9 12Anyways I always start off with negatives and what irritated me the most while reading was the writing mainly the dialogue I have to give props for LM Preston for trying to write like a teenager but due to the lack of apostrophes and strange wording the dialogue came off awkward and forced; it's the kind of dialogue where it feels like the character is saying a certain line because he should as a blank stuck in blank situation It felt weird to say the least However the dialogue didn't completely turn me off the book but it did make me feel a disconnect when reading especially a disconnect with the characters The characters were an area of not exactly annoyance but definitely disappointment The girls were always characterized as ready to kick some male butt but beyond that? Nothing Technically most of the characters had different defining characteristics like headstrong vs egotistic but I really didn't see a personality as in any difference internally I felt like the characters were a blend of teenager essence whatever that is with a sprinkling of different spices for each one Mix it all up and what do you get? A spunky teenager That being said the characters were without a doubt independent and strong just the way I like themLast negative point though not a strong one was that sometimes everything seemed to work out too perfectly Just when something bad was going to happen wa lah Extremely lucky coincidence combined with a bit of skill and Aadi makes it out smoothly; in fact I don't recall any situation where I seriously doubted Aadi was going to come out alive and usually the better from his experienceNow moving on to the positives and what really redeemed this book for me the plot and setting It's been a very long time since I've read some science fiction and I forgot how vivid and uniue the settings can be The first 23 seemed like a lot of set up and development and frankly left me a little bored However the last third really kicked some major major alien butt It was a lot of new information to take in but it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat The characters change drastically there's a completely new setting and the pieces finally snapped together to help me understand the bigger picture I only wish that the realization could have come sooner and I could read about their adventure rather than wait for the seuel


  4. Ryan Ryan says:

    This review is going to show my bias towards Fantasy over SciFi simply because I can't really review this book without talking about it I'm a hug Fantasy fan and tend to like almost every book I've ever read in that genre My views towards SciFi is the opposite there are few books in that genre I enjoy and would want to read over and over again Explorer X Alpha had fantastic characters and one of the most interesting plot lines I've read in a book written for middle schoolers but I couldn't help wishing that the story was set in a world of magic and dragons instead of one with science and outerspace If you were to switch the settings I would be in love with this book instead of just liking it The author regardless of the setting was able to hold my attention and left me wanting in the next bookAadi Eirena and their friends are a great bunch of kids who find themselves in the middle of an experiment gone horrible wrong and they struggle to not only find the answers they need but to stay alive as well They are for the most part believalbe given the situations they are in and I rooted for them the entire time I was reading the book I was horrified when they were and I was enjoying myself to the nth degree when they are playing the live action video games I cared about these kids and I want to make sure they survive to finish out the seriesMy one complaint if you can call it that was that I wanted the book to be fleshed out There is so much packed into this book that I found myself wishing it was broken into two different books The training on the ship and all the events that lead up to their discoveries should have been seperated from the final section of the book that took place on Shrenas There was so much to say in both these segements that I think they would have benifited form having their own books


  5. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Andrea for TeensReadToocomIn EXPLORER X ALPHA by LM Preston Aadi is sent off to space camp instead of the sports camp that he longed to go to Little did he know that the camp would forever change his lifeAfter getting an immunization before the camp's trip to Mars he and his teammates discover that they are part of an experiment The travel to Mars goes extremely wrong and Aadi and his partner Eirena discover that they are on a planet they have never heard of and come across creatures they never dreamt of Aadi and Eirena have to do what they were trained to do and fight to stay aliveThe characters were okay for me I thought that the main character Aadi was a strong positive character And I liked that the females were strong both mentally and physically as well But I have to admit that I got a couple of secondary characters confused uite often There were two characters named Dakota and Damien that I often got mixed up and had to go back and figure out which kid I was reading about There were also times toward the end when the story was talking about the different species that I got confusedBut other than that the plot was good and well thought out I thought the idea of an experiment on these kids and what happened as a result was fresh and new And I liked reading about all of the technology that was in the book in the year 2080 There were several that I thought that I wanted nowThe book ends on a cliffhanger and you don't really know if they are safe or not I want to read the next book in the series to find out


  6. Leann Leann says:

    Explorer X Alpha was a fun adventure but it had it's flawsThe characters are strong and brave but not all of them are which I found to be a relief and uite humorous at points At first I was a bit put off by Aadi but soon grew to enjoy his character and adore Ebu but I found myself really wanting to know about a few other characters like Tacitus Eirena and Raiko were awesome female characters although I preferred Raiko over Eirena because I found Eirena's attitude to be insufferableOnce the real action starts the story grasped me and drew me in In the end I was pleased with what we found out but left curious about a few things which is good considering this is only the first novel I wish I could say but then I would be spoiling the plotHighlights Once the reader finally learns the secrets regarding this space camp the story seems to really kick into action Plus by that time I really was enjoying the characters The action was addictive and I loved how even the girls could totally kick butt I love the world LM created but I want to see Lowlights The worst part to the novel would have to be it's dialog At times it felt odd and the characters only sounded like the children they were when they were insulting each other The author rarely used contractions instead choosing to say I did not instead of the simpler child like I didn't and so at times I found it a bit awkward Even the narrative seemed a bit stiff at times


  7. Laina SpareTime Laina SpareTime says:

    Well this isn't really a review because I didn't finish this one I just couldn't get into it and I was forcing myself to read to the fifty page point The voice didn't work for me the dialogue was unrealistic I didn't connect with Aadi and I just couldn't make myself read itHardcore science fiction fans might like this one but I can't in good conscience recommend it as much I hate saying itNo roses for this one because I didn't finish itCross posted at my blog


  8. Alexia561 Alexia561 says:

    Thought that this was an interesting story but it's science fiction than fantasy Because I'm not really into science fiction with space ships robots and simulations I found myself focusing on the character's personalities and their relationships with each otherThe main character is a boy named Aadi a child prodigy who did not really want to attend the space camp run by his parent's employer This is supposed to be a trial run for the camp and all of the campers are children of TEGRC employees The campers are divided into teams and put through various simulations and training in preparation for actual space travel I thought that the simulations became a little violent for a book aimed at young adults and the mystery Aadi's team discovers had disturbing implicationsGave this book a 35 rating because while I enjoyed the story I'm not a big science fiction fan Also the dialogue seemed a little stilted at times and the author doesn't seem to like contractions What child doesn't use contractions will not instead of won't can not instead of can't? I did like that the girls in the story were strong and intelligent holding their own with the boys Not a bad story and I'm curious what happens next with Aaid Eirena and the rest of the team


  9. Andrea Andrea says:

    This book was different from books I normally read I'm not normally into Sci Fi type books but the author is so nice and its a YA book so I agree to review it And I enjoyed itThe characters were okay for me I thought that the main character Aadi was a strong positive character And I liked that the females were strong both mentally and physically as well But I have to admit that I got a couple of secondary characters confused often There were two characters named Dakota and Damien that I often got confused and had to go back and figure out which kid I was reading about There were also times toward the end when the story was talking about the different species that I got confused But other than that the plot was good and well thought out I thought the idea of an experiment on these kids and what happened as a result was fresh and new And I liked reading about all of the technology that was in the book in the year 2080 There were several that I thought that I wanted now The book ends on a cliff hanger and you don't really know if they are safe or not I want to read the next book in the series to find out


  10. Jessica B Jessica B says:

    From shutupimreadingblogspotcomExplorer X Alpha wasn't my favorite bookThe plot was very intriguing but it did tend to drag I usually don't read about spaceships type sci fi as apposed to say the Uglies series but the plot wasn't bad at all and I think it will definitely keep kids entertained One thing I didn't uite get was why the kids kept beating each other up? It seemed very sudden and out of character at some pointsI never connected with the characters at all They were strong but I just never loved any of them Sometimes I would get confused because of two similar names Dakota and Damien who also had semi close personalitiesI've heard some heavy criticism on LM Preston's writing but I never thought it was that bad I thought that the dialogue was kind of stiff and that could be one of the reasons that I never connected with the characters but overall LM Preston's writing was good She especially shines during action scenesSo Explorer X Alpha wasn't the book for me But I'm definitely not it's targeted audience either I'd probably recommend the book to younger boys and sci fi fans2 and a half stars


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