Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What Happened to Suza?




Haley's greatest desire is to be a journalist, so when she misses out on the opportunity to join the Junior Corespondent Fellowship for the Daily Times in New York City for summer break, she isn't thrilled. However, after being accepted as a candidate for the first annual Fellowship for Alien Detection, her interest is sparked. Even though her best friend, Abby, will be at music camp, Haley can't help but feel intrigued by the eerie circumstances surrounding a story that revolves around a missing girl named Suza Raines. With her family on board for the investigation, she plans to interview a group of people who have had some disturbing experiences. After meeting Steph, the strange sister of the missing girl, Haley is cast right into a mystery that is sixteen minutes short of making sense. Along with Dodger, the other extraordinary recipient of the fellowship, Haley is determined to piece together the puzzle and figure out exactly what is going on. What will Haley and Dodger find in Arizona? What is hidden in the abandoned mine? What will happen when Haley digs further into UCA (United Consolidated Amalgamations Corporation)? You will have to read this exciting story to find out. 

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson is a fun story that will keep you guessing. I enjoyed thinking about the mystery and was easily able to connect with Haley. She is an inquisitive thirteen year old with a lot of determination. The story moves along at a good pace, keeping you on the edge of your seat. I would recommend this book for readers ten and up. If you are interested in alien conspiracies and abduction, then this middle grade read is for you!


Has anyone else read The Fellowship for Alien Detection or any other books by Kevin Emerson? What did you think? 

Happy reading! ~ F
  





The Fellowship for Alien Detection is on tour this month, and Kevin Emerson will be stopping by on Friday, March 15th to tell us about the story behind his story. We are excited to be a part of this inter-stellar middle grade blog tour, and we hope to see you out there!


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33 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds like a fun read and I'm intrigued to know just what is hidden in that abandoned mine.

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    1. Hi Petty, It's an exciting adventure! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~F

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  2. I read it too and can agree, it was definitely worth the read! It kept you interested and the pacing was right on...plus you couldn't help but love the characters. Great share...happy reading! ^_^

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      Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  3. Oh I'm going to be reading another middle grade alien book next month - this one might be interesting as well!

    Hmmm aliens huh have I seen one? I think my cat is an alient! hehe

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    1. Hi Pabkins, I think mine is too : ) Great to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  4. I have been seeing this book around the blogosphere this week and think it sounds like a lot of fun. I love that it is a bit scary as well. I would definitely like to pick this up for my kiddos and read to them when they are just a bit older. I think the protagonists sound wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Hi Heidi, Yeah! Congratulations! You won the giveaway : ) Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this book ~ F

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  5. I think I saw one last night. I can't be entirely certain, of course, but the strange gurgling sounds it made had me reaching for my flashlight. ;)

    New follower here.

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    1. Hi Dena, Weird! Thanks so much for following the DMS! We look forward to hearing from you : ) ~ F

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  6. Hahaha! Okay, this one sounds SUPER fun!! And the title just makes me smile. So good. I'll have to grab a copy to read with my kiddos!!!

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    1. Hi Christine, Excellent! We hope that you guys like this story- it's quite an adventure : ) ~ F

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  7. Followed you via GFC (Nancy Cudis). This book good sounds really good. Kid journalist and alien in one package should make a fantastic plot! I haven't seen an alien, though. It would be totally awesome to see one. When I do see one, I'm not sure what I will do. I think I will have to see first if they're friendly. Otherwise, I will have to make a run for it! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

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    1. Hi Nancy, Not really sure what I would do either- lol. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us-we hope that you like the story : ) ~ F

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  8. I think I really have heard of this author and this book!

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    1. Hi Patty, Awesome! Thanks for popping over- it's always a pleasure to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  9. I think I have heard of this author, too, and though I'm not usually a fan of alien books & movies, Fellowship of Alien Detection sounds so fun. (It even reminds me of an episode in Supernatural!)

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    1. Hi Claudine, If you like aliens and abduction, this is a fun story to get into! Thanks for stopping by to visit us- we love to hear from you! : ) ~ F

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  10. I confess. I have never seen an alien. So of course I did nothing. ;)

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    1. Hi Heidi, That's okay- I haven't either : ) Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  11. Omg. This book seems AMAZING! Ahh. Middle Grade. Aliens. Mystery. I waaant. Amazing review :) Glad you enjoyed it. <3 I have never seen an alien.. but oh, I kind of really want to ;) Thank you for perfect giveaway. <3 And international too :D
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Old GFC follower as Carina Olsen :)

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    2. Hi Carina, I love your enthusiasm-It always makes me smile : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  12. I am GFC follower Wolfswan1. I have never seen an alien and I truly hope it stays that way.

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    1. Hi Wolfsman1, LOL- maybe it would be a cool alien : ) Thanks so much for popping over to visit us! ~ F

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  13. No, I haven't seen an alien (except in TV and magazines). GFC follower Riv.

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    1. Hi Riv, Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  14. Did I ever see an alien!? HAHAHAHA! Nope. I think I would freeze and get really white. I'd probably have a panic attack depending on how they looked like. I kind of sort of think that they would look like humans or some variation. I mean ours is the only planet that we know of that has living things and we look a certain way so maybe?

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    1. Hi Adriana, LOL! Here on earth there are some pretty weird looking critters- like the Jellyfish- just picture a giant one of those floating around in space, it's tentacles gently brushing over our atmosphere- weird! Always great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  15. I've not read anything by Kevin Emerson but this certainly sounds like a fun read.

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    1. Hi Barbara, If you like aliens- it is a fun adventure! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  16. I saw this one featured on This Kid Reviews Books and was intrigued immediately. I love, love, love the cover. Great interview with Kevin!

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    1. Hi michelleisenhoff, We love that blog! Thanks for stopping by- the cover is fabulous! ~ F

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