Alien Blue by DeAnna Knippling is a complex little gem of a story. There are so many plot twists that occur and keep occuring straight through to the end of the book. You read on in wonderment, What will happen next?
Briefly, (on the surface), Alien Blue is a story about aliens coming to Earth and going to a small town in New Mexico (near Roswell). These aliens came thousands of years ago and tried to harvest humans — unsuccessfully. Another alien was sent but this one, somehow, had Mankind’s best interests at heart — but by his actions it was difficult to discern his true intentions.
The story mainly takes place in and around a bar in the town of Haley, New Mexico. The town’s top brass are all trying to stop the little blue aliens from putting all of Mankind under the alien’s dominion and making “meat puppets” out of them. But, how do you do so without knowing, for sure, who is alien-infected and who is not? This is where the plot twists and the red herrings rear their heads making this a page-turning read.
Ultimately, this story is about how we as humans savor and embrace who we are as individuals. Without this understanding, the human race is easily broken apart and conquered.
A very long opus, Alien Blue makes you think and question: What would we do if coerced to do things against our beliefs by a hostile third party?
While there are noticeable typos and grammatical errors in the book, the story is so intricate and well-plotted that you can disregard them and still digest and enjoy the overall work.
[P.S. – Yes, there’s a ton of blue beer in this story and it would be a spoiler to tell you the role it plays. And it’s not what you may think it is!]