Stowaway (The Icarus Chronicles) by John David Anderson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.7 Llamas


Ok, here is the dealo. I like this book and all, but there are quite a few weird mentions in this book I didn’t care for… There were mentions of kissing with tongues, middle figures and one very, weird kiss… So I don’t really suggest this book…

This book is about a kid in space. (Odiously!) And when his ship gets attacked by the evil aliens trying to invade the galaxy his brother puts him on a pirate ship to get him out of there. But when teaming up with the pirates is the only chance to get this brother and dad back, will Leo have what it takes?

So, the story was fun, the plot line was good. But I just don’t like the book! There is a girl with a robotic hand in the book (cool!) and at one point on of the digits on her hand gets stuck upright. (No cool) There is also 3 mentions of kissing. And tongues. Thankfully nothing is described. But a big furry alien guy does kiss a very freaked out human guy. So that was NASTY!

Over all, NOT A GOOD BOOK! Just plain weird and gross. And I will be recycling said book because it is just plain stupid. I no-no suggest. -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Adventure in space?


  • Weird mentions of the middle figure and tongue mentions…

The beloved author of Posted and Ms. Bixby’s Last Day returns with the first book in a coming-of-age sci-fi duology about Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his family—and, possibly, the planet Earth.

When scientists discover a rare and mysterious mineral buried in the Earth’s crust, they have no idea that it just happens to be the most valuable substance in the entire universe. It’s not long before aliens show up to our little corner of the galaxy offering a promise of protection, some fabulous new technology, and entry into their intergalactic coalition—all in exchange for this precious resource. A material so precious that other alien forces are willing to start a war over it. A war that soon makes its way to Earth.

Leo knows this all too well. His mother was killed in one such attack, and soon after, his father, a Coalition scientist, decides it would be best for them to leave Earth behind. It’s on this expedition that their ship is attacked, Leo’s father is kidnapped, and Leo and his brother are stranded in the middle of space. The only chance they have is for Leo to stow away on a strange ship of mercenary space pirates bound for who knows where and beg the captain to help him find his father.

But the road is dangerous, and pirates, of course, only look out for themselves. Leo must decide who to trust as he tries to stay alive and save his family, even as he comes to understand that there aren’t many people—human or alien—that he can count on in this brave new universe.

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