Review: Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole—and now she’s pregnant.
Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship—and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called.
So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother—assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.
MOTHERSHIP is a fresh and hilarious debut that is full of fun times, crazy experiences, and aliens galore! If the teen pregnancy story line makes you hesitant about it, let me tell you, there is so much more to the book than that.The science fiction aspect is engaging and readers will be fascinated by the concepts the authors introduce. So don’t balk when you see pregnancy in the synopsis! Take a chance and I know you’ll find yourself surprised by how much you love it.
Our heroine Elvie will have you laughing so hard that you won’t be able breathe! Her one liners are in abundance, and I loved her ability to make light of a situation, no matter how dreary. She has some serious spunk and doesn’t let mean words phase her. Her ability to take charge in dire situations is enviable and I would definitely want to have her on my side if I got into trouble.
The plot was definitely not at all what I was expecting, but in a good way. I thought it would focus on Elvie and her pregnancy woes in outer space, but it was so much more than that. It’s about discovery, love, and learning to deal with some not-so-ideal situations. The sci-fi aspect was the best part and I was surprised to learn what I did. Readers won’t expect what’s coming!
MOTHERSHIP is one of my most surprising reads of the year. I was intrigued by its plot from the beginning, but I wasn’t expecting to love it near as much as I did. I can’t believe there isn’t more buzz around MOTHERSHIP because there definitely should be. I’m looking forward to more in this series and I have no doubt that the next books will be just as good!