Jump Boys: SOS by Alex Banks

jumpboysJump Boys: SOS
By Alex Banks
156 pages – ages 9+
Published by Novel Ninjutsu on February 13, 2013

A long time in the future, in a dimension far, far away, Valen (Val) Jump only thought one thing when he heard the dare set by his mean cousin Drake- “I must do it”. Jayce Jump, Valen’s brother thought one thing too – “He has to do it”? When Val agreed to jump through space (something that they shouldn’t do because it is illegal for kids their age), Jayce, Val’s twin, has to come too because they pretty much do everything together. Everything goes good… until they accidentally come by an unknown dimension with a rotting version of Earth (their parents were little kids when they abandoned Earth (or Alpha Earth). and they are still trying to find it again).  Their ship is damaged badly. When they hear an SOS call from this Earth, they decide that they will rescue the little girl sending the signal. But what do they do when they rescue someone, but need to be rescued themselves?

This was an exciting book! The dystopian world the Jump boys live in is cool. I like how they live near Jupiter. The space ships, robots, and technology is really cool too. The idea of using  holograms to communicate is neat and described well in the story. Jayce is smart and calm. I love that in a main character. Val was the natural daredevil, but has brains. I really like the combo of the two  characters. I enjoyed reading this book. The writing style was awesome (Jayce has a great 1st person POV) and I love the idea of the different dimensions and versions of Earth. I can’t wait for a sequel to come out!

I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 9+

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24 replies

  1. This is one that is on my TBR list. I definitely want to give this a read. And I gave a little chuckle at the publication date as it is the same as my birthday lol!

    Thanks for the review :-0

  2. Wow! Sounds like you really loved this one! You sure are flying through books this summer Erik! Thanks for another great recommendation. 🙂

  3. Sounds cool – so does this (plus the conductor’s hair is pretty funny!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6NopU9K_8M

  4. Yay! I’m so glad you liked it, Erik! Thank you for taking the time to read and review it!

  5. Sounds like this was right up your street, or should I say galaxy? Sounds brilliant!

  6. I have to read this one! It sounds so exciting and I love books about other dimensions. Awesome review!

  7. wow! 5 bookworms! Must be a good one! I’ll have to look into this one.

  8. I am not a big fan of this type of story, but it seems they are perfect for you. I still loved your review.

  9. I hadn’t heard about this one at all, but have now added it to my TBR. Thanks for the great review!

  10. Enjoyed your review and excitement! You really liked this one. Sounds like it is written well.

  11. Sounds really cool, Erik. I think I may have to read it. Thanks!

  12. I met Alex recently. This one is definitely high on my tbr list. Great review!!

  13. This book sounds great! I’ll have to see if our library has it!

  14. I also enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to the sequel. You and your readers might also enjoy the new #audiobook version of Jump Boys just released today. http://bit.ly/jumpboys Great for reading in the car or while doing something else like chores. 🙂 Thanks for a great blog!

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