So here’s my second review for #ComedyBookWeek and this if for ‘Mission Improbable: Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer #1’ by J. J. Green. This book is available free to download and so I downloaded a free kindle edition to review:
When a glowing green mist appears under the kitchen sink of Carrie Hatchett’s new flat and sucks her into a place unknown she does what everyone else would do. Accepts the job she is offered to be a Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liason Officer, after all the job comes with a stylish handbag and it’s all part of a dream right?
I really love this book. It’s so silly that it had me laughing from the first chapter. The story follows Carrie Hatchett a young woman who’s never had much success with keeping a job and has accidently accepted a new position which she is completely unqualified for. It takes her to strange places with very different and silly alien creatures. I don’t want to spoil the plot for those that plan to read this book but silly is the best word to describe the majority of what happens. The alien creatures encountered are so original that I doubt anyone could imagine beforehand what they would be.
The story is focused on the adventure of what happens and isn’t a deep story that delves into characters too much. This didn’t bother me at all as this was listed as a light-hearted read and I have to say that I was very compelled to read on. In fact I completed the entire book in just one day! The novel is very well written and even the daft chapter titles intrigue you to read on. The ending was a satisfying one and doesn’t finish with the need to read more adventures but this is the first in a series and I am keen to read more.
The digital kindle copy I received has a free chapter of the next book which is sneaky but hooks me into wanting to read it. There is nothing offensive in this book, and I would say it can be read by teens and some older kids might enjoy the silliness of this book too.
I’d recommend this book to anyone with a daft sense of humour who’s looking for a light-hearted read. It’s not a deep book with a lot of character development, but if you are looking for a bit of silliness with a science fiction twist to brighten up your day then this is the book to read.
Authors website: http://jjgreenauthor.com/
‘The galaxy is in crisis, and Carrie Hatchett is the last person on Earth who should be fixing it.
Carrie is a low-achieving daydreamer. After providing a good home for her butt-ugly dog and psychotic cat, her biggest challenge in life is to avoid being fired, again.
But a strange green mist sucks her beneath her kitchen sink, and an unusual clerical error leads to an offer she foolishly doesn’t refuse.
The Transgalactic Council hire her to settle a conflict between the mechanical placktoids and the mysterious oootoon. Carrie must overcome her personal weaknesses and, for the first time in her life, succeed in her job, to uncover a threat to the entire galaxy.
Mission Improbable is Book One in the light-hearted, fast-paced Carrie Hatchett Space Adventures series.’