Tween Unicorn Book Feature – Alexander’s Army (Unicorne Files #2) by Chris d’Lacey
When Michael Malone is assigned a new mystery to solve by the UNICORNE agency, he knows he’s in for another strange and deadly adventure. This time, he is sent to a local comic shop, where UNICORNE agents have detected unusual activity — specifically the prominent display of a comic book starring a disturbingly familiar heroine. . . .
The more Michael investigates the comic shop, however, the more he realizes that something much more sinister lurks within its walls. An invisible army has come to life, with a menacing maniac at its head. Even worse, Michael gets the sense that some of his fellow UNICORNE agents cannot be trusted, and that his own life may be in danger. Can he solve the case and defeat his enemies before it’s too late? And is he any closer to finding his missing father?
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Chris d’Lacey comes the action-packed second installment in the remarkable and thrilling UNICORNE Files series!
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A Couple of Reviews To Help You Choose
Steven R. McEvoyTOP 1000 REVIEWER5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book and series Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2016
I have read over 20 books by Chris d’Lacey in the last 13 months. To say I am a fan would be an understatement, I have been working on tracking down all books he wrote and contributed to so I can have reviews of his whole canon. Almost three quarters of those are rated at 5/5 stars. And only 1 falls below 4 stars. The amazing diversity in d’Lacey’s writing surprises me with each new book I read. And this book, the second in a trilogy is another amazing offering. This series, the Unicorne Files or UFiles trilogy is very different from anything else I have read by d’lacey. It is a little darker, and a little grittier, and more on the speculative fiction side. In some ways it reminds me of Frank Herbert’s non-Dune books, like The Eyes of Heisenberg or The Green Brain. It has that feel of some classic science fiction like Herbert or Alfred Bester. But with the Young adult focus could have a wider audience.
This book continues with themes of the multiverse, and Michael’s ability to shift through realities by making changes. The theme of death as just another reality has some new and very dark twists. But this book has a much more sinister feel to it. Michael is up against an unknown enemy. An enemy who has abilities that are different than Michael’s but they might be much more powerful. And Soon Michael and his foe are locked in a battle.
Michael is still questing for answers to what happened to his father. Michael begins to have greater conflict with the Unirorne Corporation, to the point that his trust in them is at an all-time low. And the mystery of the crows and their link to Freya’s spirit. Michael seems to be growing further and further from his Mother as he has so many secrets to keep, and to tory and not worry her.
This book races forward. Once you start reading it you will just not want to put it down. And to be honest you better have volume three on hand because you will really want to know where things go next.
This was another wonderful read from Chris d’Lacey. I highly recommend this book, the series and to be honest anything written by d’Lacey!
(Note: My apologies for the short review but I want to get reading the final book in the trilogy!)
Caedyn Hooker rated it it was amazing
So far this book series is pretty amazing! This is not the type of genre I would normally read but I really enjoy it!! This book was so suspenseful and kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time! There were some parts that were kinda creepy to me but I think that’s what made this book so good! I can’t decide if this book was better than the first one or not because they are both really amazing books to read. This book is clean so that is another thing I really like about this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who really enjoys reading mystery and suspenseful books! Even if you don’t particularly enjoy reading mystery I would absolutely recommend trying because I didn’t think I did until I began reading this book series!
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