Sunday, March 4, 2012

Review: Aliens Are Real (Part 1) by Sabrina Sumsion

Title: Aliens Are Real (Part 1)

Series: Aliens Are Real (Part 1)

Author: Sabrina Sumsion

Publication date: January 2012

Published by: Sabrina Sumsion

Source: Review copy from author

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When Jasmine moves to Omaha, Ne with her Colonel father as he works on top secret matters at Offut Air Force Base, she prepares herself for another lonely station. Jasmine meets Yumi, a mysterious girl in Art Class, and her world changes.

Jasmine plots to stay in Omaha but the acceptance of Yumi's housemates is central to her plans. Their rejection surprises her until she realizes they have a secret. For a chance at stability and blossoming love, Jasmine puts herself in harm's way to rescue Yumi and find the home she's been searching for since her mother died.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Most of her life, Jasmine has moved around a lot thanks to her dad’s job in the military. At her new school, Jasmine meets Yumi and her group of very rude friends. Jasmine and Yumi hit it off right from the start, becoming really good friends. Jasmine then finds out the Yumi and her friends live together…with no parents. This gives Jasmine hope because if she could just befriend them and allow her to live with them, she wouldn’t have to move around anymore! It’s perfect! Except, Yumi’s friends make it very clear that they don’t want Jasmine around…not even as a friend. But Jasmine is persistent, and her persistence certainly brings out that even worse side of the group. They are mean and rude and they humiliate Jasmine…Jasmine thinks their hostility is due to them being involved in some really bad and shady things…drugs perhaps? Jasmine then decides that Yumi does not need to be around the bad influence of these so called “friends,” and she does everything in her power to try and save Yumi. Only Yumi doesn’t need saving…and what Jasmine thought was drugs, turns out to be something more…supernatural.

I really enjoyed reading this book, I quite liked it. It was very entertaining and fairly mysterious. Plus it was very funny in some parts…I do love a book that can make me laugh like this one did!

However, I wish Jasmine wouldn’t have tortured herself by trying to befriend Yumi’s housemates. They were totally mean and rude and Jasmine had another group of perfectly fine friends who are in her drama class! These friends accepted her into their group without a question and they were genuinely nice! She even had a potential boyfriend in that group! This group I liked. It’s understandable the she didn’t want to move anymore…but she found good friends in this other group! Even though all this went down, I found that Jasmine was a very likable character (most of the time).

Also, I still don’t quite understand what went on in the end… at this concert. Or why Yumi and her friends are here. Perhaps there will be more explanations in the next book?

I didn’t dislike this book, I just found myself wishing more things could’ve been explained. I certainly want to know what happens next, and am looking forward to reading book 2!

I would recommend this book to fans of sci-fi or those who are looking for a quick yet entertaining read.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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