By Brian Yansky
A well mannered race of telepathic killer extraterrestrial beings, a ten-second global conquest, and one teenage boy collide during this wry, gutsy adventure.
Jesse is in historical past classification whilst an impressive, effective race of extraterrestrial beings quietly takes over the earth in much less time than it takes him to comb his the teeth. such a lot people easily nod off and not get up. In moments, all people Jesse is familiar with and loves is long past, and he reveals that he's now a slave to a clumsy alien chief. at the vivid facet, Jesse discovers he’s constructing telepathic powers, and he’s no longer the single one. quickly he’s forging new friendships and feeling all of sudden hopeful. while a mysterious woman appears to be like in his goals, speaking approximately escaping, Jesse starts to imagine the extraterrestrial beings will not be invincible in any case. but when Jesse and his associates be successful, is there wherever left to move? Brian Yansky bargains a humorous, grim novel filled with every little thing boys and sci-fi fanatics love: extraterrestrial beings, humor, motion, and a hefty dose of triumph.
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