Ciao, SEers. You got me twice in one week this time. Today, I’ve been tasked with sharing a book that I enjoyed and discussing why. I’m going to do you one better. Actually, I’m going to do you six better. I’m sharing a seven-book series—the Invasion series by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant.
I don’t typically read a lot of science fiction. I enjoy watching it. In fact, some of my favorite television series and movies are sci fi. But for some reason, I don’t read it often. (Maybe it’s just that my TBR list is so crazy long that I don’t seek out other genres.) In any event, I will be writing for the Invasion expanded universe this year, so I had to read the books to prepare.
I’m so glad I did. In fact, I wish I had read these sooner.
Sometimes, I find that science fiction relies so heavily on the science that the characters and story are lost. That’s not the case here. Platt and Truant created a collection of characters who are eminently relatable and deliciously flawed. The plot is well thought out, both within each title and over the entire series. And the story world is rich and vibrant and full.
If you like science fiction stories, you’ll love this. But honestly, if you like dramatic interpersonal relationships and intense thrillers—science or not—you’ll enjoy this body of work. I know I did. And the best part? The universe is expanding, so you’ll have a lot more titles to choose from over the course of the next two years.
Have you read this series? Heard of it? Are you interested in science fiction? Maybe you aren’t, but now you’re intrigued? Let’s talk about it below.