Exo by Fonda LeeExo by Fonda Lee


byFonda Lee

Hardcover | January 31, 2017

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The fight for the future begins.

It's been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose their rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn't one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison, and Donovan's high social standing along with his exocel (a remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guaranteed him a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan's abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience, determined to end alien control.

When Sapience realizes whose son Donovan is, they think they've found the ultimate bargaining chip. But the Prime Liaison doesn't negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan's survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could spark another intergalactic war. And Earth didn't win the last one . . .

FONDA LEE is the author of Zeroboxer, which was an Andre Norton Award finalist, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. After spending years as a corporate strategist for Fortune 500 companies, she is now a writer and black belt martial artist. Born and raised in Calgary, Alber...
Title:ExoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.52 × 5.83 × 1.23 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545933439

ISBN - 13:9780545933438


Rated 4 out of 5 by from I don't like sci-fi but I liked this book From the plot description, it sounds like the aliens are these all-evil stereotypical oppressors, but they're not. They're just and fair to the humans. But the humans still aren't exactly equal to them either. This puts up an intriguing premise of a benevolent dictatorship (but it's not exactly the main focus). The characters and races are all multi-faced, and that's what I love about this book. You'll like the main character, Donovan. He's just so genuine and likable. It was a little annoying with all his mommy and daddy issues, however. Overall, great read!
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enticing read! I greatly enjoyed this book. It was fun and entertaining while being adventurous in a fairly original sci-fi setting. It kept up the action well while keeping the characters' heart and humanity (even when some may be questioning their place among it). I read this book for the white pine reading awards, and I was pretty surprised how much I liked it compared to some others I had read. I'd say it was my favourite, and I'm looking forward to reading more from Fonda Lee in the future.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good YA sci Fi This is a good sci fi story that will appeal to reluctant readers, much like her other book Zeroboxer.  It's a lighter read so that will also appeal to reluctant readers.  I found that this will also be a great stepping stone for Tweens who want to get into Teen books, as the content is also suitable for stronger Tween readers (Ages 12-15 is a good age for this book).  Adults may like this too (I did!) if they read Zeroboxer or Ender's Game or other Teen sci fi/Fantasy
Date published: 2017-01-15

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Zeroboxer:

"A superior sci-fi outing." -Kirkus Reviews

"Lee's debut novel is an intense, smart, and action-packed read."-VOYA

"A thought-provoking read." -Booklist