Goodreads: Aliens In My Garden
Author: Jude Gwynaire
Published: 9th October 2018 (Prodigy Gold Books)
Source: Copy from Publisher
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “ALIENS IN MY GARDEN takes ALDITHA the witch and HARPER (the talking, though not terribly bright owl) from their usual business serving the residents of the Garden on a path that pits them against SKOROS. The would-be evil wizard is useless at magic, great at engineering, has a brass wand, a smart alec who plans to take over the Garden. When a giant teacup lands in their world, they are introduced to CELESTE, a teenaged alien girl (who’s really much older than she looks) and ALPHA, her bio-mechanoid co-pilot, who looks like a typical Grey alien.
The book contains themes of friendship, acceptance, social pressure and the power of community, but above all, it tells an exciting epic story through believable characterization within a fantastic universe, with fast pacing and the effective use of humour.” – Goodreads
Review: I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I was expecting alien invasions (there kind of was one) but it was so much more. It was more focused on the people of the Garden. Of how they interacted with each other, how they came together to fight and save their homes. It was so interesting and kept you on your toes. You didn’t know what to expect. You had flying teacups, talking owls, and even some dragons. (You can never go wrong with dragons)
Every single character was multi-layered. You could really tell the Author had spent a great deal of time building each individual character. The world building was also on point. You had two worlds mixing together. Fantasy (magic) with sci-fi (science) and it really worked. It was great to see both sides interacting with each other.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Publisher. Does not affect my review)