Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Refreshing Read

Aliens Are Real: Part 1 by Sabrina Sumsion

Summary: Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a review. 

Jasmine wants stability, friends and possibly a boyfriend. Who knew aliens would interfere?

When Jasmine moves to Omaha, Ne with her Colonel father so he can work on top secret matters at Offut Air Force Base, she prepares herself for another lonely station. Jasmine meets Yumi, a mysterious girl in Art Class, and her world changes.

Jasmine plots to stay in Omaha but the acceptance of Yumi's housemates is central to her plans. Their rejection surprises her until she realizes they have a secret. For a chance at stability and blossoming love with the hottie from Drama class, Jasmine puts herself in harm's way to rescue Yumi and find the home she's been searching for since her mother died.

This is a sweet Young Adult Romance with a little bit of science fiction thrown in.

Review: A fun, enjoyable young adult novel with the right mix of romance and science fiction. 

I really enjoyed reading this book. Jasmine was a great character. She was a believable and sympathetic character. It was nice to have a female character who wasn't constantly complaining about her body or her looks. I thought it was very cute how Jasmine had to look up how to try and make friends. It showed how human she was. She did have a bit of a stubborn streak in her and wouldn't give up when her mind was made up. There were a few times I wanted to yell at her because of that.

I really liked that Jasmine became attracted to a sweet, funny guy, not the handsome man who wants nothing to do with her (which seems to be a trend in young adult fiction). I found it a bit odd that Jasmine's drama friends never knew about her lunch friends, but perhaps it was just that big a of a school. I hope the science fiction aspect is bigger in the next novel. This book brought up more questions than it answered and only hinted at the history of the aliens. 


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to fans of young adult science fiction or light science fiction with some romance. 


  1. Thank you so much for your kind review! Book 2 is available in eFormats and has a little more about the aliens' history. Book 3 will be released this year!

    1. You are very welcome. It was nice to read a young adult novel that didn't depend on stereotypes and tropes.