That's what 16-year-old Colt is about to find out in the first C.H.A.O.S. novel, Invasion (Thomas Nelson, 2010), by Jon S. Lewis.
Summer vacation in Washington DC, but the building Colt's dad has stopped in front of doesn't look like a tourist place. Nor does it look like a camp. Inside he'll find out all kinds of secrets about his world, but then not be able to remember them or even whom he met. Later while surfing at home in San Diego he gets attacked by a sea monster, but who's going to believe that? It sounds like something out of a nightmare. Unfortunately, Cole's going to experience worse in the days to come.
I enjoyed the humor in the book, and the relationship between the kids. It felt a bit comic bookish itself, so should appeal to comic book fans. As it should since the author has written comic books as well. Check out the series website.
Note: This is definitely not your stereotypical "Christian" book; in fact, there's no preaching at all!
Jon S. Lewis is also the cowriter of the Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles.
I'd love to give this book to a boy who likes comic books. If you have a son, nephew, grandson, who'd enjoy the book, comment on this post with your email address, and I'll draw from the comments and contact one lucky person to win this book. (If you don't see the comment option, click on the post title.)
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