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Reviewed by Sheena Monnin for Readers' Favorite
A Distant Earth by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira is an imaginative look at a world visited by aliens. People are divided into multiple factions, some for the message the alien people deliver and some against it. And still, other factions operate with their own hidden agendas. From the beginning, the various sides and perspectives are made clear, creating intrigue and mystery for the reader to enjoy. The main alien characters, Atticus and Faith, seem like nice beings with wholesome motives. But, each person and group they encounter must decide for themselves what to believe. Tables are turned in the most surprising of ways as the full capabilities of the aliens are manifested. Ancient traditions are challenged, and youthful energy is swayed both for and against the aliens’ cause. In the end, our planet will be directly impacted by the decision of the people involved in deciding the fate of the visiting alien couple.
A Distant Earth by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira provides an interesting plot for readers to experience by presenting the possibility of advanced, friendly aliens who desire to help humans start afresh on a distant planet. The primary problem the aliens face is convincing the humans of their cause. I enjoyed the themes of conflict, abuse of earth’s resources, and the extremist views of the anti-alien groups that are explored in this story. Every chapter served the plot well and every character felt real and believable. The authors do an excellent job of presenting plausible motives and beliefs of the various groups and people in the book and bringing a satisfying conclusion in the end.