Mothership, Book One of the Ever-Expanding Universe by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal

Science Fiction

This is the most fun read I have had in a long time.  Mothership is listed as YA but it is really for all ages.  It is book One of the Ever Expanding Universe but what is expanding the most is the baby bumps each of the girls are sporting.  So we have a Science Fiction book about pregnant teenagers.  This should be a serious topic but the twist the authors put on why and how they ended up where they are is what is so unusual.

There are serious moments and a lot of danger in the story.  Elvie Nara is the main character in the book and she is a Jill of all trades.  Her father made sure she knows how to fix almost anything and that skill is what saves lives when everything starts to go bad. 

Elvie reminds me a little of Kitty Katt, Gini Koch’s character in her Alien books.  Elvie has a solution for everything, is the leader when danger arrives and like Kitty has a very smart mouth.  The two main males in her life are very different.  Ducky has been her friend for most of her life and offers her as much support as he can when she is sent to school located in space and he is on Earth.  Cole, father of her baby bump, is part of the rescue mission that arrives at the school (No one knew they needed rescuing).  You don’t want to like him but he does grow on you as the book progresses.  There are some good secondary characters.  Elvie’s Father is wonderful and when you get to know him you understand how Elvie’s mind works.

The writing in Mothership is great, the plot is fun and the characters are marvelous.  What more could you want is a book?

I go this book from Amazon Vine and I can’t wait for the next one.  The ending of Mothership is a cliffhanger but like the rest of the book it is not one anyone would have expected.  Hurry up book two.


Simon and Schuster published Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal in 2012.

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