Welcome to the FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION Tour, hosted by Walden Pond Press! In this sci-fi middle-grade novel from Kevin Emerson, two unlikely friends take off on a journey to find out if an alien race exists – and just what their plans are. Read on to see if the book is anything like it’s incredible synopsis. Here’s the full tour schedule. And a little bit about the author:

Kevin Emerson

Kevin Emerson has never been abducted by aliens, at least not that he remembers. He has been to Roswell, but all he found there was a cool key chain. Kevin is the author of a number of books for young readers, including the Oliver Nocturne series, Carlos Is Gonna Get It, and The Lost Code, the first book in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is also a musician. His current project is the brainiac kids’ pop band the Board of Education. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. You can visit him online at www.kevinemerson.net or tweet with him at @kcemerson.

The Fellowship for Alien Detection 
Kevin Emerson
432 pages
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Release Date: February 26th, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: OKAY

Two kids from opposite sides of the country find themselves on a road trip to save the world from an impending alien attack – and bolster their middle-school transcripts in the process.

First came the missing people, missing time events, and untraceable radio signals. Then came Juliette, Arizona, a town that simply disappeared from existence. Suffice it to say, something strange is going on. Enter Haley and Dodger, two kids from opposite sides of the country who both think they can prove that these unexplained phenomena have a very real cause: aliens, and they are about to discover that their fledgling theories about extraterrestrial life are one-hundred-percent accurate.

Having each been awarded a Fellowship for Alien Detection (a grant from a mysterious foundation dedicated to proving aliens have visited earth), Haley and Dodger and their families each set off on a cross-country road trip over summer vacation to figure out what is happening in towns across America. They soon realize that the answers to many of their questions lie in the vanished town of Juliette, AZ, but someone, or something, is doing everything in its power to ensure they never reach it. If Haley and Dodger don’t act quickly, more people may go missing, and the world as we know it may change for the worse.

   Aliens, scientific equations, and missing time fields, THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION is great for sci-fi lovers.

   Haley’s your average thirteen-year-old, trying to earn a good college application, if all thirteen year old’s did that. So when she wins the Fellowship for Alien Detection, she knows that with the help of the other winner she just might be able to prove that their are aliens already inhabiting our lands.

    Dodger can hear a voice. More like a radio channel that doesn’t exist. A radio channel that repeats the same day over and over, and gives the weather for a town called Juliette. A town that no longer exists. So when Dodger’s awarded a Fellowship for Alien Detection he and his discouraging dad set off for this mysterious town and the possible truth that there just might be extraterrestrial beings, waiting to take over our world.

   THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION isn’t really an adventure, it’s more of a mystery book. In some parts the story was intense and fun to read but at times when the characters where busy finding locations or thinking about scientific theories it got boring – but that’s probably just me. The Alto was a great character, whenever he entered a conversation he added a little bit of humor, and he’s a great fighter. Dodger was a pretty cool character, with his ability to hear a radio in his head, and it was nice to read about how he got his abilities. The characters were all real – even the story was, because I can really see something similar happening in real life!

   What I liked most about the story were the aliens – they actually seemed realistic and had their reasons for coming to Earth. This isn’t another crazy sci-fi book where the aliens want to take over. Should you read it? If you like aliens, and missing time fields, and mysteries, then YES, this book was written for you.

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    Alison Can Read

    March 5, 2013

    This sounds like a cute book. It does sound like it's a little on the young side for a middle grade book. maybe that's why it was just okay for you since I'm guessing you're accustomed to reading more mature books.

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)

    March 6, 2013

    Although there were some points you didn't like I do like the mystery in it and I think it would be a good middle school book. Plus aliens! Like who wouldn't want to read a book about aliens?

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    Dena McMurdie

    March 7, 2013

    I can't wait to read this book!