Undertow (Undertow #1)
by Michael Buckley (Goodreads Author)
Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.
Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders
My Review: I dive into this book without knowing what’s it was about. Saw the pretty cover at book con and it was free. So just grab it and then begin reading. I thought it was pretty good start to the series. The book starts off with Lyric and her friends are force to go to school with some half fish people call Alphas. So when the Alphas show up for no reason Coney Island, no human took a liking to them. They would get bully if they even talk to or fall in love with one. So when Lyric is force into being friends with Fathom the price of the alphas, her family pass starts coming into light, as she is also hiding a big secret herself from everyone even her friends. So as you get some actions, mix in with some romance you got yourself story. With a killer cliffhanger you will be dying to get your hands on book 2 which won’t be out for a long time, folks. Again must read for those who love anything scifi, So Happy reading, My fellow book worms!