Lord of the Flies meets War of the Worlds in J. Barton Mitchell's alien-invaded post-apocalyptic world where two teens and a young girl with amazing powers must stop the aliens’ mysterious planEarth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone,... show more
Lord of the Flies meets War of the Worlds in J. Barton Mitchell's alien-invaded post-apocalyptic world where two teens and a young girl with amazing powers must stop the aliens’ mysterious planEarth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone---a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children.Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey.As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all. Midnight City is the breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series.
Publish date: October 30th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Conquered Earth (#1)
I was hoping for a bit more from this book, but it wasn't too bad overall. The main drawback was I felt as though I never really connected with the characters. I especially thought Holt's character was somewhat forced. There were a couple of times when I got caught up in the action and couldn't wait...
Won Midnight City from Goodreads First Reads. Did not get the book yet, but when I do, I will get to reading it soon. (:
This title was a DNF for me. I found I had major issues with the POV in Midnight City. At some points, it seemed that it’s 3rd person, and at others it almost seemed omni. Because just when you think you have a handle on whose head your inside, it switches into the head of another character, describ...
Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways, & more! I'll be honest, I was really expecting to like Midnight City. I love alien books like I Am Number Four, The 5th Wave, and Icons. Aliens books are becoming a popular trend in YA and a ton of them have been released recently. I know it's not ...
You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews.An alien race known as the Assembly has taken over the earth. All the adults are gone, having succumbed to a telepathic alien signal called the Tone, but everyone under the age of twenty is still able to resist––which means the fate of the ...