Monday, January 30, 2012

Alienation by Jon S. Lewis

Alienation is a fast-paced, "out there" thriller for boys--a much-needed book niche. The story reads like a comic book/video game in novel form, pitting an unlikely teenage hero against enormous odds. Lewis creates a world of the future where alien attack is imminent, and betrayal and fresh danger lurk around every corner.


After his parents were killed in a car accident, Colt McAllister was drawn into a world he thought only existed in comic books-one where mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles don't even scratch the surface.

Along with his best friends Oz and Danielle, Colt is now training at the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural academy. But strange accidents seem to follow him. . . even with the security of the school grounds. What first seems random soon turns deadly. But who is targeting Colt?

As the alien invasions increase in frequency and force, C.H.A.O.S resources are taxed to the limit and they're forced to utilize the new recruits. In the midst of battle, Colt will discover some startling revelations . . . about himself, his friendship with Oz, and why he has been chosen to defeat this alien attack against earth.

This second installment in Lewis' series was inspired by the life of King David. As a boy, David started out as an underdog, but went on to overcome an unlikely beginning and high-level betrayal to become a respected warrior and national hero. Lewis says, "In Alienation I want readers to realize that like Colt, we all have a special calling. We just need to figure out what it is." Young adults and fans of graphic novels will find Alienation and the C.H.A.O.S. series a thrilling read, which includes a graphic novel prologue and a sketchbook of characters.

Praise for the series:

"Flying motorcycles, shape-shifting aliens, comic book superscience, and mind-control technology...a fun read...."
--Publishers Weekly

"Comic book characters come to life! ...Brisk pace, aliens and jet-packs--Lewis is a veteran of the comic-book industry, and his plot is a domestic read-alike of Alex Rider."
--Kirkus Reviews


Jon S. Lewis is the coauthor of the Grey Griffins trilogy (over 500,000 books in print) and the upcoming Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles. He also writes for the DC COMICS family of publishers. He resides with his family in Arizona.

For more about Jon and the series, visit

To find out more about the book, watch a video trailer, and enter a contest for an iPad2, CLICK HERE.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

This sounds like a great idea and I'm very glad that it's a thriller for boys. You're right, it's a badly needed niche.
Thanks for highlighting it. I can think of some young fellows at church that might enjoy it and could use some encouragement to read too.