As a female romance reader i have to say i really really loved this book. I read all three books and it is a VERY well thought series with a strong plot and lots of science technologies....
The action is well described and makes you feel as if you are right next to Jaden Marino the hero....The things he goes through is really mind boggling. My best scenes were: Jaden traveling to Jupiter's moon Europa, Exploring planet Xenos in Andromeda Galaxy, Chapter: Miracle halo, chapter SUPERLOVER, and the mind boggling ending....
We begin our story with Jaden, a nineteen-year-old boy who is racing through the cornfield in the cold night air, trying desperately to remember the location of what he saw. This young man has always wanted to be an astronaut; he remembers when he stared up through his telescope at night and wondered when he would have the ability to become one with the stars. What he never counted on was the fact that he would see those stars up close and personal someday using a whole other mode of transport than the Space Shuttle.
Close behind Jaden, in that cornfield, are military men with weapons drawn, trying desperately to stop him from finding what they seek for themselves. Their leader is Major Robinson. He's keeping close contact with his UF1-retrac team, which is desperately following the young Jaden to try and locate the UFO08 that they know landed somewhere in this "middle of nowhere" place. They need to find and capture this spacecraft as soon as possible; after all, it could be representing anything from a UFO attack, to a terrorist drill that could take out everyone on Earth. Seems strange, yes, but it's the year 1996 and these things have been happening for ages. When they see, through their scanners, the outline of a strange silver ship blinking on and off, like the aliens are playing a game of "now you see me, now you don't," Major Robinson knows that the young boy has found what they've all been searching for.
A decision must be made by Jaden...a hard decision. Should he leave all of his family, friends, and his girlfriend Amy behind? There's a 50/50 chance that these alien beings are "friends," and seeing that the military firing bullets behind him are 100% enemies, Jaden takes the risk and enters the craft. As he literally walks into another world, Jaden first sees the nanoeyes (clear orbs that float through the air around him). They study his brain and body, downloading the information he has so they can teach themselves English in a split second of time. After a huge battle between the military on the ground - and a fantastic series of scenes that show Jaden flying over every city and town in the U.S. - the spaceship does what it needs to do and leaves Earth's atmosphere.
The author brilliantly takes us into other dimensions, offering us planets with virtual cities, such as the world of the Andromedians - a place where anyone can be whatever they want to be (which would be really nice). There, Jaden meets Bellona, who can be a warrior like Xena with beauty, brains, and brawn one minute - then a mighty lion the next. In addition to her, we are given Marco - yet another character who is trying to save Jaden's life from the evil beings called Darclonians. Why would they save such a creature, considering that in the last 100,000 years they've barely met up with any intelligent lifeforms from Earth? Well...because these beings sense an anomaly in Jaden; the makings of a legendary good force that the world truly needs.
Soon, Jaden is being trained by warriors, having fun in spaceship races, and playing with the nanotechnology at his fingertips, as Bellona tells him of the past, the history of her species, and the "bad" guys that are out there just waiting for their chance to destroy. When Jaden returns to Earth, it's the year 2014 and the first place he gets to see is the mental hospital's psycho ward where he's referred to as Mr. John Doe. From there he will meet up with AI, who becomes a true friend; he will see his old girlfriend Amy, who has a very big surprise; meet an amazing woman named Kim, who will perhaps steal his heart; and, take his first step toward becoming a true hero.
Book 2 is very interesting when he returns to Earth 18 years later and only aged 2-3 months.