The Deep Beneath

The Deep Beneath - Natalie Wright This is the first installment of Natalie's three part series and is a fast paced story that although it's marketed for a Young Adult audience, I believe anyone would enjoy, I'm in my mid 40's and I loved it.

The story has many twists and turns ensuring that you won't put the book down. There's always something to discover or the answer to a question on the next page. There is so much tension and intrique in the book that you feel the characters fear when they are in danger, and the sudden relief when they feel safe again. You'll be on that roller-coaster throughout. The plot itself is plausible, I mean many believe the aliens landed in Roswell, so why wouldn't the government have alien DNA and a secret facility somewhere?

The characters where very well developed and believable, you could really understand Jack's feelings toward Erika, and conversely H.A.L.F 9's feelings toward Jack. Commander Sturgis is portrayed as a nasty, evil person but there are subtle references to a much softer personality hidden in the depths of her character.

The book ends on a massive cliffhanger; What happens to the kids are they safe? And what about Sturgis and her facility? I guess we'll have to wait for book 2 to find out.

Overall a great book at any age