Helia’s Shadow: Part One by K.C. Neal
on November 23rd 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Helia’s Shadow is for fans of The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), Divergent (Veronica Roth), and Legend (Marie Lu).
When the aliens arrived, they were hailed as the saviors of a dying Earth and dwindling human race. But the aliens didn’t come to help. Now, one human girl’s ingenious invention and one alien boy’s awakened heart are humanity’s last hope…
Nineteen years ago, aliens arrived on a barely habitable Earth with advanced technology and the promise of ensuring human survival in exchange for a place to settle. They were hailed as the saviors of humans and Earth.
Today, 16-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother’s shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her relationship with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn’t ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.
When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.
Helia’s world has come to an end and those who you would lest expect are there to save her. Aliens. This science fiction book is filled with originality, a unique love interest and a will for survival. The aliens that save those on earth, are giving humans the sense of hope and life. Just when you think their ultimate goal is help and assist, Helia learns overtime that that just isn’t the case.
Helia is living her life as typical teenager. Wanting independence. But when her mother is taken away and life as she knows changes, something has to be done. She joins forces with those who stand for what she believes in and fights for what is right. Fight for life. As this is part 1 in a series, there is more to come. The author does a great job of creating a setting that readers can visualize as they read. Reading a book in one or two settings is always my favorite. It will be hard to put this one down once you start.
In previous iterations of my professional life, I worked as a bench chemist, a lab equipment tester, a biotech researcher, and a medical writer. Strangely, this sequence has not led to my dream job: drummer in a rock band. But my current gig is pretty sweet.I love colored pens and sticky notes, sunsets and sunrises, digging my fingers into the dirt and nurturing the things that grow in it, and learning anything and everything. I’m a scientist who studies astrology, a go-with-the-flow Type A, and an impatient practitioner of daily meditation. A big bag of contradictions, just like everyone else.