Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.
Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1200246471 5 STARS
I fell in love with this book. I have never read anything remotely like this.. yet.. anyway.
whole concept of these different species of aquatic people called the
Alpha is so cool to me. I'm already looking forward to the next book!
I love most of the characters, the bad guys are really bad and just suck though!
the Alpha's want their kids to start going to school with the human
kids and this causes all sorts of chaos as you can imagine. I mean there
are cops, military out every day watching over the school and all of
the kids. They are in the schools and in most classrooms. It's a cluster
going to school with all of this going on.
You have Lyric and
her best friend Bex who go to the school. Lyric's dad is a police
officer so he's pretty much watching out for her and Bex as much as
Lyric finds out she has to befriend, so to speak, the
Alpha Prince they named Fathom as you can't really say their real names
unless your underwater. Anyhoo, this freaks Lyric out and she starts
getting threats from people for being a fish lover. Jerks! Lyric and
Fathom have to meet in private every day for lessons to teach Fathom
about the human culture. So many things go right and wrong with
Some really sad and disturbing things happen with
certain friends of Lyric and Bex. There are riots and a whole lot of
wackadoo going on. We also find out that Lyric and her mother are not
what they seem, you pretty much find that out at the beginning of the
I love how this first book ended at a good place. Well,
relatively good at any rate. I'm excited for the next book, I think I
said that already :)