New Release Review: Valiant by Merrie Destefano

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on December 5, 2018, in New Releases, Reviews / 0 Comments

New Release Review: Valiant by Merrie Destefano

Valiant by Merrie Destefano was just released yesterday and I am thrilled that I had a chance to read this action-packed sci-fi book! Thank you to Merrie and Entangled Teen for the review copy, which in no way influenced my thoughts below. Check this one out!


New Release Review: Valiant by Merrie Destefano


by Merrie Destefano
on December 4, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Pages: 304

The Valiant was supposed to save us. Instead, it triggered the end of the world.

Earth is in shambles. Everyone, even the poorest among us, invested in the Valiant’s space mining mission in the hopes we’d be saved from ourselves. But the second the ship leaves Earth’s atmosphere, our fate is sealed. The alien invasion begins. They pour into cities around the world through time portals, possessing humans, forcing us to kill one another.

And for whatever reason, my brother is their number one target.

Now the fate of the world lies in the hands of me, a seventeen-year-old girl, but with the help of my best friend, Justin―who’s suddenly starting to feel like more―maybe if we save my brother, we can save us all…



I don’t think I’ve ever wanted the next book in the series more than at the ending of Valiant!

The Valiant has taken off and – uh – the aliens have invaded. Much like the Apollo missions, the Valiant was intended to bring people together but all that was thwarted when silver-turn-smoke aliens pull an invasion of the body snatchers.

Protagonist Sara has the blessing of knowledge, now in charge of saving the world. But first, she has to save her brother, because saving her brother means saving the world.

After many attempts, she finally figures out the right methodology to save the world. Or does she?

What I loved most about Valiant was Sara’s sass. Even though the world is falling apart around her, her inner monologue constantly made me laugh. That and her swoony romance with Justin. Childhood friends to lovers – you have a good one here.

If you love action, romance, aliens, and teens saving the world, Valiant is the book for you!



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