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Young Adult Fiction 3176
The aliens DON'T come in peace
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
What I Liked:
MIDNIGHT CITY is a fast-paced, action-packed novel that races from one scene to the next. Danger runs high as our heroes navigate a world crawling with aliens bent on dominating every last human on Earth. You can tell that the author is a screenwriter. Every scene flows into the next as the characters encounter disaster after disaster.

Though survival is now the predominating force in this bleak world, the characters haven't lost their humanity, a delicate balance that the author captures well. Morals may have changed, and the characters may think they've hardened themselves against feeling attachments, but they still question their own actions.

What Left Me Wanting More:
The writing is what bogged me down the most while reading. There's heavy info-dumping at times and the science didn't make sense to me. I would actually consider this more fantasy than science fiction (which is what I was expecting from an alien invasion novel). The writing can also be repetitive, with phrases repeatedly exactly multiple times in the book.

The Final Verdict:
If you like plot-driven novels and action movies, MIDNIGHT CITY is the book for you.
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