Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review: Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe #1) by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal

Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, #1)
Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe #1) by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
Publication Date: July 10th, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcopy
Source: Bought
Read: May 26th to 30th, 2015
Teen pregnancy is never easy—especially not when extraterrestrials are involved. The first in a new trilogy.

Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole--and now she’s pregnant.

Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship--and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called.

So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother--assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.
~My Thoughts~
I guess the third time is the charm. Last year I tried twice at reading this but for some reason I just couldn't get up to the third chapter, it just didn't grab my attention. Well, this time it finally grabbed it. *Shaking my head* I pre-ordered this book back in 2012 and it took me three years to finally sit my butt down to read it. A lot of my books have been sitting in my TBR pile for three years now, shame. Anyways......
I'm finally glad I got to it. I wasn't blown away, though if I read it when it first came out I'm sure I would have been, but I did enjoy it. It was funny, sometimes cheesy, but I enjoyed the action packed storyline with of course aliens that just have to be the sexiest things alive (cheese moment). I enjoyed the characters, especially Elvie's dad, he was a hoot! I really liked all the characters from Elvie's voice to Ducky's old movie references, Elvie's dad's crisis folders to crazy Nat. The only character I had a hard time liking in the beginning was Cole, he's as dumb as a doorknob. It took me pretty much the ending to see why Elvie was in love with him- besides how hot he was.
It wasn't hard for me to get into the story, sometimes with the flashbacks it was hard because we would go from an action packed scene to something more calming, almost interrupting the action packed scene because it would leave on a cliffhanger. But then the flow for me started to work when fewer flashbacks were happening.
The storyline is unique but by the end of it I'm left with more questions than answers in a way. Like, why does this alien species like to breed with sixteen year old human beings instead of women that have hit the legal age? Like what's so special about sixteen year olds? It just makes me want the sequel that much more as I want to learn more of the reasons behind their actions and more of their species! And that ending, well lets just say I need answers!
Overall I enjoyed this! It was a fun sci-fi though I felt certain things were a little try hard, like it was 2074 yet they were references a lot of things from 1980's. Things almost a hundred years old to the characters, so it felt weird. Like, why would they be into those stuff when they're sixteen? I mean, in the storyline they tied in why they were but still, they could have made their timeline closer- like make it 2025 or something. I don't know, I loved the references but it felt like too much of a time gap you know. Though how they tied it into the story, I was quiet surprised and makes me wonder on a few things. Anyways, I enjoyed it and glad I finally read it, it was a read where I could just let go. 
 Sweet Readings Everybody!

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