Have You Heard About… Armada

… the aliens attacking the Earth? It’s almost like a videogame! In fact, most people in Ernest Cline’s Armada think it is a videogame. The only people who believe that games are being used to train people to fight real aliens are paranoid weirdos … and the secret world-wide organization behind the training program. (Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you!) That all changes when the first alien fighters reach the Earth. Now, it’s up to gamers around the globe to fight for real and protect their homes. Humanity must completely destroy the aliens or die trying! Those are the only options, right?

ArmadaErnest Cline follows up his bestselling Ready Player One with another exciting science-fiction novel about videogames. The action is as hot as teenage Zack Lightman’s temper, with epic battles both in school and in space. Every time Zack thinks he knows the truth about his world, more information comes to light, making him question everything he believes. I hope there will be a sequel to give us more answers (although I’m sure it will have more questions, too)!

Reviewed by Fran (staff)