Space Hostages is an intergalactic quest full of humor, adventure, and, of course, aliens that will have you laughing out loud until the very last page! Now in paperback, this is the hilarious middle grade sequel to Mars Evacuees...the kids will have to save the galaxy all over again. And this time they don’t have any duct tape! Plucky heroine Alice Dare and her friends go on a second journey into space that goes spectacularly wrong when they realize that they are up against a whole new kind of alien.
Alice Dare is relieved that at last humans and the alien Morrors are now living peacefully together. But with an influx of too many Morrors, space on Earth is getting a bit tight. To find room for all the Morrors, they’ve begun terraforming a cold little moon in the Alpha Centauri system—and Alice and her friends are invited to the inauguration of the Morrors’ new home!
But once they arrive, the kids are kidnapped by the hostile Krakilluks and must save themselves and the Eemala people in the process.
About the Author
Sophia McDougall studied English literature at Oxford and is the author of plays, poetry, and the Romanitas trilogy (Romanitas, Rome Burning, and Savage City). She lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alice is back, and our heroine is just as witty and as brave as ever. With the Morrors and native Humans living peacefully, Alice is bored. She won’t admit it, but she is. Having gained a degree of notoriety after publishing a book on herself and those ‘plucky Mars kids’ (essentially Mars Evacuees as Alice writes in the first person), Alice get invited to go into space aboard the starship ‘Helen of Troy’, to visit her friend, Thsaaa’s, home planet. What could go wrong? Well, everything really. The galaxy is a big, big place and Sophia McDougall is filling it with wonders and terrors. The writing is crisp, polished and punchy. The set pieces are gripping and the visual imagery in Sophia’s descriptions get the juices flowing. While setting the scene you’re lulled into a false sense of security so when the title event of the novel happens, its a shock to the system. The villain’s of the piece, the Krakkilluk’s are a vibrant, crabby sort of race and their language reflects this. Sophia’s world building is second to none and surprisingly realistic. Helen of Troy, the sentient spaceship is a wonderful character is her own right. I found myself missing her, long after I finished the novel. I’m hoping for a third and fourth in the adventures of Alice Dare, the Dan Dare with heart and soul for the 21st Century. Space Hostages is wonderful. Go get yourself a copy.