War World by Rod C. Spence is about the future in which new technology has been invented and the leading company, TerraGen, has it all. Six TerraGen workers’ kids go to the exact same school and have always been called The TerraGen Kids. Their parents are some of the leading scientists in the United States of America. When two of the scientists team up and design a working wormhole, a portal to another planet millions of light years away, an expedition is started away from prying eyes. When the scientists get there, they find killer aliens thrive on the planet they have named “Genesis.”
The six kids, named Jeremy, Alexander, Leo, Patrick, Marissa, and Selene, realize their parents are missing. This forces them to go through the portal to try and rescue their parents. Can the teenagers survive in the half magic, fully alien world? Find out in War World by Rod C. Spence.
War World definitely deserves five stars. It is one of my favorite books, for everything was obviously well-researched. The author showed his love of science by researching the different aspects of the story, especially wormholes, as he stated in the acknowledgments! Since every character was well-defined, it made for a more enjoyable read. One of my favorite characters was Patrick, for he was smart and saw the logical point of view, unlike some of the others. Personally, I loved the specific details used by the author. His descriptive words and use of similes and metaphors made me overjoyed by how well I could see everything in my mind. Without a doubt, War World is one of the best sci-fi books I have ever read.