Universal Threat

Book 2: The Encounter Series

Fiction - Science Fiction
193 Pages
Reviewed on 12/03/2019
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Author Biography

Margaret Traynor and KillarneyTraynor are sisters who live in New Hampshire and have way too much time ontheir hands. Margaret is an EA,travel enthusiast, and coffee fanatic who works in an accounting office duringthe day and hikes the White Mountains on the weekends. Killarney is an author, actress, and bookworm and generally toobusy watching black and white movies to hike. The Encounter Series is based on their mutual love of The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, and Scooby-Doo.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Risah Salazar for Readers' Favorite

When Heather Miller introduces Jeff Levinson to her family as a friend, her brother, Nick, doesn't buy it. And when she tells them they're going hiking up a mountain, Nick had something else in mind. The three of them were supposed to trek up Lorne Mountain but Nick, in the hopes of wanting to see Jeff give up, took them to the steeper and wilder Stark Mountain instead. Heather protests but soon gives in, and the next thing they know, they are carefully treading up Stark Mountain. With Jeff getting excited, Nick feels defeated but doesn't lose hope. However, Nick's plans are put on hold when they hear a not-so-successful landing of an alien spaceship nearby. Universal Threat by Killarney and Margaret Traynor will make you scared yet have you clinging to hope at the same time.

First of all, I did not expect anything big from this book but I was wrong. This story was exciting and action-packed. I loved all the characters and how they developed throughout the plot. Though they made some pretty bad choices that seemed impractical and naive, I was still able to relate to them in some ways. Nick meant no harm, he just wanted what he thought was best for his sister. Jeff is not afraid to express himself although sometimes his personality makes others uncomfortable. Heather sees the good in everyone and believes that good will triumph over evil every time. The underlying concept of love and unity amidst conflict was evident. Killarney and Margaret Traynor's Universal Threat will help restore your hope in humanity. Trigger warnings include divorce/broken family and violence.