Book Review Tuesday: The Stones by D. L. Cross #Aliens #AstralConspiracySeries

Warm and cozy window seat with cushions and a opened book, light through vintage shutters, rustic style home decor. Small cat on window seat, along with coffee cup by pillow, Words Book Review Tuesday superimposed over imageHappy Tuesday! I’ve missed a week or two of book reviews, but it’s not because I haven’t been reading. I’ve been immersed in the Harry Dresden series and haven’t been posting reviews of those books since there are so many. Recently, I came up for air to branch into something different and–OH MY FREAKING WORD!–what a diversion it turned out to be. I can’t praise The Stones enough. It ticked all my reading boxes, but I’ll let the review speak for  itself…

The StonesBook cover for The Stones by D.L. Cross shows two monolith stone slabs with space ships in background
D.L. Cross

If you’re looking for a fast paced, adrenaline fueled novel with stellar writing, breathless adventure, and a highly diverse cast of characters, look no further. In The Stones, book two of the Astral Conspiracy Series, aliens have arrived on Earth and they’re far from friendly. Nor do they resemble little green men. Creepy, bizarre, vividly imagined, these are beings you DO NOT want to cross. I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoilers, only that the titans freaked me out as much as, or more than, the reptars.

Professor Landon Thorne, once ridiculed for his theories about alien life, comes into possession of two “firestones” that may be tied to Atlantis and the aliens, but before he can discover more about their properties, he loses possession of both. With various factions vying for the firestones, aliens roaming the planet, an underground resistance movement, government agents, crosses and double crosses, D. L. Cross sets a breathless pace for readers. There are characters to love, characters to DESPISE, and plenty of nail-biting action. The chapters are energy fueled, most ending on jaw-dropping hooks, making it all but impossible to put this book down. With its complex plot, I could easily see The Stones/ Astral Conspiracy a Netflix series or a blockbuster movie. One of my favorite reads of 2020.

5 Honking Big Luminous stars!

Genre: Alien Invasion Science Fiction > First Contact Science Fiction

Ready to embark on a phenomenal reading adventure? Then hop onboard. I highly recommend getting lost in the Astral Conspiracy Series. Once engaged, you won’t want to leave.

As for The Stones, I have one word: Titans.

Let’s just say I’m equally enthralled and freaked out by them! You’ll have to read the book to learn more 🙂

90 thoughts on “Book Review Tuesday: The Stones by D. L. Cross #Aliens #AstralConspiracySeries

  1. Awseome review, Mae! I’m planning on re-reading book 1, and then binge reading all the books once they’re out. After seeing your comments, I’m biting at the bit. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to Staci with this great new series 🙂

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  2. What a wonderful and enthusiastic review! How can anyone who reads it not pick up Staci’s book. It sounds like it has everything I love and more. ❤️Wishing much success to Staci❤️

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  3. I haven’t heard of Harry Dresden before so I got distracted from the real purpose of this post to google him. Good grief that looks like a good series! I love long series that can fill lots of time. A magician detective–yeah I could love that.

    And Stacy’s new book sounds wonderful. It’s already on my Kindle. I better read it before I start Harry’s series, you think?

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  4. I knew when I read Book 1 this was a series I would enjoy thoroughly. Like Harmony, I was planning to re-read it and then go straight through the rest, since they are coming out fairly close together. Now I don’t know if I can wait that long.

    Super post, Mae and Staci, and a fantastic review! I think some bit-champing is in store for me. 😀

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    • So glad it’s made your wish list, Balroop. As Staci said, it’s more Indiana Jones and Falling Skies. In addition to the warp-speed pace, the plot is also interwoven with ancient alien theory, speculative lore, and even Biblical prophecy. It’s genius!

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  5. How could anyone pass up a book with “5 Honking Big Luminous stars”? I’m headed to Amazon for my copy. Congratulations, Staci, on the extraordinary review, and thank you, Mae, for posting it!

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  6. I can’t wait to get to the Harry Dresden books. I keep saying aftee I read these books…but then more poo up lol. It may have to be my Christmas reading.
    Great review 🙂 I enjoyed this book and just started book 3.

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