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The Resource Earthfall, Mark Walden

Earthfall, Mark Walden

Label
Earthfall
Title
Earthfall
Statement of responsibility
Mark Walden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Earth is invaded by extraterrestrial beings and mankind's very existence is threatened
Member of
Storyline
Review
One boy discovers his crucial role in the resistance against the aliens who enslaved humanity through mind control. It's been 18 months since alien ships appeared on Earth and emitted a control signal that wiped humans' minds clean and turned them into slave labor. Sam, immune to the signal, fears he is the last free human and struggles to dodge the invaders, whose alien physiology is a "seamless hybridization of the organic and the mechanical." A bad encounter with one leaves him with a dangerously infected wound, forcing him to risk leaving his hiding place during daylight for medicine--a near-hopeless mission. He's rescued, however, by a member of the kid-populated resistance he didn't know existed and quickly trains into one of their best Ops Team commandos. Through a series of dangerous missions--shootouts and explosions ahoy!--the resistance learns about the invaders and how to fight them, but it's really after things turn for the worse late in the story that most of the exposition happens in one giant, 20-page infodump. Morally ambiguous decisions of the ends-justify-the-means nature add color to a straightforward heroic-rebellion plot. The prose leans toward the verbose, at its worst in stilted, padded dialogue. Walden writes more naturally in the exciting action scenes that effectively drive the plot to its sequel-promising conclusion. For fans of action above all else. (Science fiction. 8-13)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217401
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walden, Mark
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
990L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
7.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Earthfall trilogy
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Survival
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Survival
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Science fiction
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Earthfall, Mark Walden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Bloomsbury"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013246
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781442494152
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442494152
  • (OCoLC)827262316
Label
Earthfall, Mark Walden
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Bloomsbury"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013246
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781442494152
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442494152
  • (OCoLC)827262316

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