AUTHOR BIO:Robin Winter first wrote and illustrated a manuscript on 'Chickens and their Diseases' in second grade. Born in Nebraska, she's lived in a variety of places, Nigeria, New Hampshire, upper New York state and California. She pursues a career in oil painting under the name of Robin Gowen, specializing in landscape, and her work can be viewed at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara.
For the first ninety-something pages, I was utterly and completely bored. I even actually contemplated DNF'ing the book. Then it picked up and started to get good, for most of the last half, anyway. I was excited reading about these alien things going around killing people and animals. It was intriguing to learn about them and wait for them to strike again. It was a totally new way of portraying alien species in stories, and I appreciated the ingenuity.
I hated, yes, hated, the very end. Literally, it was the last two pages. Not how I wanted it to end off the story at all. It went back to total boredom, so quick. Out of 174 pages, only about 70 of them were any good.
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