Are you in the mood for a novel that combines fantasy elements with elements of the science-fiction genre perfectly? How about supernatural beings such as vampires, elves, and nymphs being thrown in the same pot with aliens and advanced computer programs? It sounds like a page-turner, right? ‘Department 51’, the second installment in the ‘Project Solstice’ series by V.G. Harrison, has everything I’ve mentioned above and then some.
Ava Frost is still mourning the loss of her brother, Ian, who died three months ago. She’s still trying to find out who was responsible for his death, but now she has to deal with something much bigger than that: the mysterious Department 51 will send her to federal prison for the rest of her life unless she accepts to work for them. Cornered as she is, Ava has no choice but to say ‘yes’. But, once she starts working for Department 51, she realizes she’s in for many surprises. Supernatural beings such as vampires, werewolves, and skin-changers seem like child’s play when the Earth is threatened by an alien invasion. Moreover, she discovers a computer program called Ian 2 that is linked to the implant in her brain.
Department 51 wants her to disable Ian 2, but she soon learns that the complex computer program might be the key to deciphering the aliens’ intentions. Now she is determined to protect Ian 2, but a band of supernaturals try to remove her implant, which means that Ian 2 will not be able to reach her anymore. Again, Ava finds herself alone against the world, but she won’t give up that easily.
Just like the first book in V.G. Harrison’s series, ‘Department 51’ is a gripping fantasy/sci-fi novel that will set the readers’ imagination on fire. Unexpected twists, unpredictable surprises, and a fast-paced action that will leave you breathless – this novel has all the ingredients to become a bestseller. V.G. Harrison has done it again, and readers will want to grab the third book in the series as fast as possible.