The Roswell Quest

Melanie Simpson Mystery Prequel

Young Adult - Adventure
282 Pages
Reviewed on 08/09/2021
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Author Biography

DJ developed his creative writing skills at the San Francisco Art Institute, and then at the Log Cabin Literary Center in Boise, Idaho with a writing group called the Magnificent Seven. DJ also spent many years in the advertising and marketing fields writing and producing creative content for radio, print, and television.

When DJ isn’t out traveling the stars following Melanie Simpson around and documenting her great adventures, he is buried deep in an Oregon burrow he calls The Writing Cave, honing his craft and building his novels. It is there under the light of a gooseneck lamp he can be found diligently working on Melanie's next story, and other inspired novels.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Roswell Quest by D.J. Schneider is a young adult mystery novel set in the mid-60s. Childhood friends Frankie and Beanie welcome a new member into their little group when Melanie Simpson moves to their small town of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Frankie and Mel soon become enamored with each other. But when a seemingly harmless prank goes out of control, the three friends find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that the US government wants to keep under wraps at all costs. Frankie learns that Mel's father may have stumbled onto classified material from a UFO crash site in 1947. Led by Mel, the friends take it upon themselves to put the clues together and find a satchel containing extraterrestrial objects hidden by Mel's father. But, a nefarious agent is on their trail.

If you're a fan of TV shows like Stranger Things, you're going to love The Roswell Quest. Author D.J. Schneider masterfully incorporates real-life events to craft an engaging narrative that keeps you hooked from start to finish. The plot moves at a brisk pace, with twists and turns that you never see coming. I found the characters colorful and quirky. Every one of them felt distinct, and they seamlessly fulfilled their roles to keep the narrative compelling. I particularly enjoyed the dynamic between Frankie, Mel, and Beanie. Patches of humor are sprinkled throughout the pages, and it makes the story a breeze to read. I would recommend The Roswell Quest to readers who enjoy sci-fi and mystery novels featuring young adult characters.