Friday, November 6, 2009
The Doom Machine by Mark Teague
When Jack sees a flying saucer over his town one night he has no idea that it contains a race of aliens called Skreeps who look like 10 foot tall spiders. He also doesn't suspect that is own uncle has invented a machine that will allow the aliens to travel through space faster than ever which will give them instant access to Earth and help them to conquer the planet. Jack finds himself captured by the Skreeps along with his uncle, a scientist and her daughter, and the local police chief and his son. With the help of a rebel Skreep, Jack and Isadora escape the ship and search for help on an alien planet full of dangerous inhabitants. But while they are trying to make their way across the planet to get help, they are also being tracked by Skreeps and the police chief.