They Came From Below
by Blake Nelson
Cover Artist: Yuko Shimizu
Review by Gayle Surrette
Tor Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765314239
Date: 26 June 2007 List Price $17.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
You know when a book opens with a supposed AP news article about the navy losing a nuclear missile that may be leaking in the ocean -- that this is not going to be a good summer to spend on the coast. However, that's exactly what Emily Dalton and Reese Ridgeley are going to do. They don't have a choice really since that's what their parents expect them to do each summer: Emily spends the summer with her professor father at the cape and Reese's family always goes to the cape for the summer. This summer Emily and Reese plan to check out the boy situation, get tanned, and crash some parties. But the best laid plans often go awry when weird things wash up on the beach; especially weird, glowing things that wash up on the beach. From official release/information:
Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Emily and her best friend Reese can't wait for summer vacation on Cape Cod. Every year, it's the same thing: high hopes that they may finally hook up with some cool guys...and it never happens. But this year, they're sure it's going to be different. So it's totally amazing when out of nowhere they meet two unbelievably adorable boys who are just too cute to be true! Which, they soon discover, may be the case. A lot of odd things happen when Steve and Dave are around. Reese figures it's because they're not from around here. So where are they from, France? Well, not quite...
Summoned from the depths of the sea by the dire threat of global pollution, friendly aliens "Steve and Dave" have manifested themselves in human form and come ashore in a last desperate effort to save the oceans.