Audiobook Review: Alien: Echo by Mira Grant

Crushed on by Jana Morimoto, on July 25, 2019, in Reviews / 1 Comment

Audiobook Review: Alien: Echo by Mira Grant

Who else loves new novels in beloved movie/tv series? The Alien movie series has terrified fans since 1979 and we are here for new YA novels set in the universe. Mira Grant (who you may also know as Seanan McGuire) brings us a new story set in the Alien universe and it is a ride. Check out a review below and add Alien: Echo to your TBR, if you dare.

Thank you, Macmillan Audio, for providing us with a copy for review – which in no way impacts our feelings shared below.

Audiobook Review: Alien: Echo by Mira Grant

Alien: Echo

by Mira Grant
Published by: Imprint
on April 9, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Horror
Pages: 320

An original young adult novel of the Alien universe

Olivia and her twin sister Viola have been dragged around the universe for as long as they can remember. Their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology.

Just settled on a new colony world, they discover an alien threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. And suddenly the sisters’ world is ripped apart.

On the run from terrifying aliens, Olivia’s knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. But then a shocking family secret bursts open—one that’s as horrifying to Olivia as the aliens surrounding them.

The creatures infiltrate the rich wildlife on this virgin colony world—and quickly start adapting. Olivia’s going to have to adapt, too, if she’s going to survive...

An Imprint Book


Mira Grant steps into the YA world with an alien space thriller. I loved that Oliva and her sister have a strong relationship where they support each other no matter what, even if it means lying to their parents so their other sister can go on their first date with the girl she has been mad crushing on since landing on the colony.

As much as this is a space/alien book, it is mainly placed on a world very different from our own. Mira Grant describes the environment in a way that you feel as if you are on the planet – you learn about the entire infrastructure, all the way down to the carnivorous orange grass.

Olivia and her sister have traveled around with their parents their whole lives, to different planets since their parents (who are scientists) take them on all their jobs. All Olivia has wanted to do is visit Earth. All the traveling and knowledge will help Olivia, her sister, as well as the very sheltered colony that they currently live on survive when an Alien life species is brought to their planet on one of the retired space crafts. This space craft is meant to be broken down to help fuel more of the colony’s needs but they get more than they bargained for.

Mira drives the rest of the mystery through a suspenseful dash to find and save those they love while figuring out what to do next. Olivia and her sister are teenagers; it is not fair that the adults greed brought this problem to their doorstep.

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