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The Alien Who Woke Earth


Loved it! 😍

If you're a fan of thought-provoking science fiction, then this is the next read for you.

In this story we follow our main character called Devon, who's a seven year old girl, and she's visited by a mysterious being that seems to take the form of a knight in shining armor, but mysteriously never talks. She comes to name this being Auntie as it reminds her of her own Auntie, and with the help of Auntie she decides to make it her mission to rid the world of all the Nazis and meet the President in a bid to make the world a better place.

All in all, this is a terrific read. I thought it was really thought provoking if anything else, but also hugely fun and enjoyable. I thought it was interesting to read in regards to the questions that it offered up in relation to the character of Devon and her character arc and the things she learns throughout the course of this story. Specifically the lengths she's seemingly willing to go to in order to make the world a better place in her view at least. It's very interesting to see that character arc unfold over the course of the book, because it makes you wonder if she's actually the villain in this story.

Similarly with the character of Auntie, many questions are posed around that particular character as well. This is because we're under the impression at least that it's force for good, and it's intended to protect Devon, but through the actions of the character we're left in some doubt about that. As a result of which, all of these questions and moral dilemmas that are thrown up over the course of the book create for a really engaging and compelling read because you were never quite sure where the story would go next.

Towards the end of the book where Devon meets the President, that's where the story felt like it turned on its head again. This is because we see at this point how misguided she's become as a character and we're quite sure if she's going to make the right choice in the end or not. This is again is something that keeps you in suspense when reading the book as you're never really quite sure where its going to turn to next.

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who's a fan of really thought-provoking works of sci-fi, this is certainly the book for you.  

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I graduated from University with an English Literature degree in 2019. I am hugely passionate about reading, I've always got a book on the go. I particularly love reading science-fiction, fantasy and horror. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Ernest Cline, Douglas Adams and Ben Aaronovitch.

About the author

Remi DeWitt was born in Southampton in 1954. Adopted into an agriculture family, Remi left to work in both the brewing industry and civil engineering, completing a degree in physics along the way. Remi has returned to the countryside and now takes long walks amongst trees and fields. view profile

Published on July 08, 2022

Published by AIA publishing

70000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Science Fiction

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