Have you ever felt like aliens are trying to drive you crazy? Courtney does.
The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady Stefani is a young adult stand-alone novel about creepy alien visits.
“Fifteen year old Courtney wants to be normal like her friends. But there’s something frighteningly different about her—and it’s not just the mysterious tattoo her conspiracy-obsessed grandfather marked her with before he disappeared. She’s being visited in her bedroom at night by aliens claiming to have shared an alliance with her grandfather. And imaginary or not, they’re starting to to take over her mind. “Mental illness is a slippery slope,” her mother warns her.
The last thing Courtney wants to do is end up crazy and dead like her grandfather did. But what about the tattoo? And the aliens trying to recruit her? With her new alien-savvy friend Agatha and her apocalyptic visions, Courtney begins connecting the dots between the past, present and future—of her bloodline, and the ancient history that surrounds it. Is she going insane, like her family claims her grandfather did, or is she actually a “chosen one” with ancestral connections to another world? Either way, Courtney has a mission: untangle her past, discover the truth, and stop the apocalypse before it’s too late for everyone.”
This book was fun to read. It was full of psycological thrills and how we can believe ourselves to be crazy.
The atmosphere the author created felt unique and very E.T.-feeling. This book embrasses the idea of aliens and mind control.
The main character is in a struggle between the aliens in her head, the ones visiting her room, and her mother who kept. placing. her. in. mental. hospitals. Jeez! All I wanted to do was place her and her lovely boyfriend in one themselves.
The plot was exciting with her quest to find the truth. I was surprised how her grandfather was connected in the whole thing. I was NOT expecting that.I also really liked how just the idea the psych aspect affected her all throughout the story.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. If you like stories about aliens with abduction-type control, psychilogical and mental crazies, and a few monks, this is a great book to pick up for this fall. It’s not scary in any means, but you may feel like a few aliens are watching you..
This book is fun, exciting, and a little creepy while also exploring the idea of mental instability vs reality. It is unique and a very fast read.
More Book Information:
Published: 7 June 2016
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
How I Read It: eBook from Publisher
**Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All reviews contain my opinion only**
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