May 27, 2013Bearskito rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Overall, Invasion was a fairly good book, but cutting a large section of the first chapter would have made it better. The scene at the C.H.A.O.S. training academy gave away too much of the mystery right at the start. Because Colt is then given a memory wipe, he spends a large section of the book trying to find out what we already know. The Phantom Flyer comic book and Trident Biotech were slightly confusing. At first, it is not clear if Trident is a well-known company or if it is more secret, and the Phantom Flyer at first seems like a slightly underground comic book, and it is not revealed until later that it used to be a major comic book and part of WW2 American propaganda. There were also a few potholes, including how Colt was able to fly the ultralight with no experience or instructions without crashing. There were some good and interesting parts to it, although cutting the training scene and explaining Trident and the Phantom Flyer better would have made it an even better book.