*Book source ~ Many thanks to Sirens Call for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
One day a worm-like thing appeared in space giving the Man on the Moon a squiggly ‘stache, but no one on Earth could figure out what it was, where it came from or what its intentions were. For months speculation was rife and theories postulated until people started to lose interest when nothing happened. 15-year-old Marnie was daydreaming in class about the alien space worm when the principal and two strangers showed up. They said they were there to collect her and take her to her father. Since they had a signed paper and a call to her father confirmed the truth, off Marnie went to what she would soon find out was the greatest sci-fi adventure brought to life.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a lot of Sci-Fi, but I don’t remember ever reading a story quite like this one. The unique take on aliens, humans and their development on Earth is very interesting and the characters are very likeable. However, even though Marnie is 15 and would technically be YA the writing in this book reads closer to middle grade. Even so, it’s a very enjoyable story. However, there is a cliff hanger at the end and I am left, well, hanging, wondering what will happen next to Marnie and all the others who are preparing to go out into the final frontier. If you like tales about aliens living on Earth then this is a good one to add to your shelf.