We are over at Kirkus today for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn again, with a review of Annex by Rich Larson.
The debut novel from Rich Larson, Annex is a story of an alien invasion–told from the perspective of two young protagonists. Nigerian-American twelve-year-old Bo escapes the warehouse where he’s been kept prisoner and implanted with a parasite in his belly; fifteen-year-old Violet is the trans young woman who finds him and brings him back to the other kids who have managed to escape their alien captors. Annex is not only a captivating alien invasion novel with a few unexpected twists; it also is an excellent study in marginalized characters and found families. Go over to Kirkus to get the full review.