Teenager, Joe Kendrick, thinks he’s got problems. The farm he’s looked after since his father’s suicide is failing and his brother wants to sell it, his girlfriend has dumped him and his normally down-to-earth Nan starts muttering about seeing UFO’s. And all Joe wants is to live a ‘normal’ life. Then he saves suicidal stranger Sarah from drowning. What Joe doesn’t know isTeenager, Joe Kendrick, thinks he’s got problems. The farm he’s looked after since his father’s suicide is failing and his brother wants to sell it, his girlfriend has dumped him and his normally down-to-earth Nan starts muttering about seeing UFO’s. And all Joe wants is to live a ‘normal’ life. Then he saves suicidal stranger Sarah from drowning. What Joe doesn’t know is that Sarah is a human/alien hybrid, sent to test viability of life on Earth, and, as she’s survived, hostile aliens are already planning their attack. Ninety-five percent Human is the first in a two book, sci-fi adventure set amongst the Welsh mountains....
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ninety five percent human Reviews
Ninety-Five Percent Human by Suzanna Williams is the story of Joe, a down on his luck farmer, and Sarah, the mysterious girl whom Joe pulls out of a lake after she tries to kill herself.I found this book to be heartwarming, thrilling and romantic all at the same time. Oftentimes when I start a book that I know will have a romantic factor, I find that it just spoils the story. However, this isn't the case with Ninety-Five Percent Human.Joe and Sarah's relationship begins as one between two strangers brought together by an unfortunate event. Feeling a level of obligation to the girl whose life he saved, Joe allows Sarah to stay on the farm with him, and thus begins the heartwarming part of the book.Sarah, though thin and pale, works hard and proves her worth to Joe's Nan (one of the most awesome characters ever, just by the way), and is soon accepted into Joe's life. The plot deepens as it becomes apparent that Rob, Joe's golden older brother, is up to his ears in debt and almost costs Joe the farm.Meanwhile Sarah is surrounded by secrets and mystery, and as Joe finds himself falling for her, the aura of danger around her deepens. As Sarah begins to display some not-so-human characteristics, Joe begins to realise that the girl he's fallen for may not be entirely human...This book is not what I was expecting at all, and I absolutely loved it. I was laughing out loud at some bits (Jake is one of my favourite characters ever and I sincerely hope he makes a return in the sequel), and the romance was done perfectly. Joe was a strong narrator and not once did I roll my eyes at his internal monologue.Cannot wait for Five Percent Alien in 2014. I highly recommend Suzanna Williams to all lovers of sci-fi and romance.
Ninety-Five Percent Human Is Refreshingly New and ImaginativeExcitement spills from the pages, as teenager Joe and his discovered alien girlfriend Sarah, chase down dangerous aliens to save his family farm, the world and the people they care about. The reader follows along with Joe, not always knowing who to trust or what to expect next. If you want drama, unexpected perils, and heroic characters – this is the story. Suzanna Williams has done a great job at making aliens seem feasible. The characters all have believable depth, as if they were your own relatives. The Sci-fi elements of the plot are refreshingly new and imaginative. The hills and countryside are beautifully described, bringing the reader to a nice place to visit. Well done Suzanna – I recommend this book to anyone who seeks a roaring good story.
***No Spoilers***Who knew that sheep farming in the Welsh mountains could be so exciting and dangerous?Welcome to Joe’s world, which has fallen apart with the untimely loss of his father and now an older brother who wants to cash everything up as soon as possible because he’s hiding a big secret. His Nan, is a bit of a feisty old bird, just how a good Nan should be and luckily for him, she’s on his side.Sarah, appears in his life just when he needs her, and he appears in hers at the perfect moment.Ninety-Five Percent Human is a page turning YA sci-fi adventure set in rural Wales, there’s UFO’s galore, hybrid-beings, robots that look like humans and robots that look, well, rather unpleasant. There’s spaceships too, night manoeuvres and not forgetting fires, car chases, secret government agencies, jealous ex-girlfriends, a nice mix of romance and a good party with plenty of cider. What more could you ask for all rolled into one perfectly formed novel!If you like any of the above mentioned things, you are going to love this. I devoured it in one afternoon and was sorry to read the last word, but then I read the author, is writing a sequel immediately after that and I felt so much better especially since apparently, it is due out this year – oh joy and happiness as I hate having to wait eons for the next novel in a series to be published.
Ninety-Five Percent Human is a well written, insightful novel that mixes up the reality of our world (and Joe's) with the concept of alien life forms and advanced technology into a believable and enjoyable read.You can find my full book review here - http://fionajphillips.blogspot.co.uk/...
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A sweet tale about a young man and an alien girl. Family drama abounds and the threat from outsiders make for plenty of excitement to keep the reader involved in the story.*I got this from Bookfunnel*
Read this review and others at The Silver Petticoat Review: Ninety-five percent HumanReview by Autumn ToppingFor those who love a good old-fashioned alien romance, Ninety-Five Percent Human makes for a good choice of the YA variety. While not without flaws, it still succeeded in sucking me into the love story set against the beautiful backdrop of Wales. The setting actually drew me further into the tale than the romance did at first. I wanted to learn more about Joe and this adorable sounding Welsh farm that even hides a secret cave of quartz stones. When Sarah ponders how anyone could want to sell the place, I wondered the same thing, despite the clear financial hardships Joe faces with his Nan and brother.After being thrown a loop about possibly selling the farm (in a place where everyone treats him like a pariah because his long gone mother had thought aliens were messing with the sheep), Joe comes across a girl named Sarah but it isn’t your typical meet cute. No, Sarah is trying to commit suicide by way of drowning. Admittedly, I’m not sure I loved the suicide thing as it reminds me a little of the weak minded Mirah in Daniel Deronda who similarly tries to drown herself when Daniel first meets her. I’m not a fan of Mirah because I didn’t buy the motivation behind the terrible act other than she is great at being the martyr. Likewise, I’m still not sure I believe the motivation behind Sarah’s choice (something I won’t spoil) but it did work in bringing the two characters together believably. It helped create this desperate need for Joe to help Sarah and to bring her into his home because she has nowhere else to go. Not to mention that there is this creepy guy after her and a tracking device in her arm…As the story continues to unfold from plot point to plot point, the characters develop rather nicely. I feel like I know Joe especially well and appreciate this 3-dimensional and mature teenage boy doing what needs to get done for his family. I also liked his imperfection. When he let his guy friends ‘believe’ Sarah was his girlfriend who stays at his house, I kind of wanted to smack him for letting them believe things about Sarah that weren’t true. At least this flaw to appear macho made him feel real. Other compelling characters pop up as well that I hope gets more development for book two (this being book one of a 2 book series).The strongest element of the story, outside of the protagonist’s characterization (I did want just a little more with the brother and Sarah), was definitely the romance. Both Sarah’s and Joe’s innocence as they slowly come together feels quite beautiful to read when you imagine them falling in love in a small Welsh town far from the big city. And as Joe comes to understand the truth behind whom Sarah truly is and how she connects to the mysterious sightings around town, the love story also becomes exciting when the action picks up midway. Sure, sometimes the novel goes from one dilemma to the next a little too quickly (which causes some villains to be a little underdeveloped and over the top) but at least I never got bored! Still, there was also some grammar issues throughout that were a little distracting. On the whole, however, if you just want to enjoy a sweet and clean star crossed type love story with some good coming of age drama, then this might be a good fit.Adaptation RecommendationI feel this would work best as a TV series. Because some of the plot points feel rushed, for a show the writers would have time to develop each plot point and every character in greater depth. Not to mention that a quirky Welsh town with strange alien sightings would just be great television because of the endless possibilities of interesting characters that could be incorporated into the show. An alien/human love story would just be the cherry on top for there can never be too many of them…at least for us Roswell fans.
I found this an extremely well written YA title that was equally accessible to adults. All the characters are very well fleshed out and get under your skin. The budding romance and relationship story dominates the first half of the book with just teasing hints of the girlfriend’s alien status. Because the A-story advances slowly during the first half of the novel, the book initially feels like more of a suspense than a thriller. But once we hit the midpoint, and she can no longer conceal her alien status, the pacing kicks into high gear, and the story takes on the pacing of a thriller, high octane, fast, and knuckle biting.While both parts of the story are adeptly told, I’m not much of a suspense guy, and much prefer the thriller pacing. So I was itching for the story to kick into high gear. And didn’t fully settle into the book until about halfway through. That said, I can respect the author’s decision to build on a more solid foundation of well-developed characters and of getting the reader to feel fully vested in their fates before subjecting them to such peril. The decision makes all the more sense when you consider that this is the first installment in a series; if you’re going to ask people to hang in there for more than one installment, you probably will have to put more time into developing your characters than you might for a stand-alone novel. And I might hasten to add that this is a series I’ll be happy to follow along with.
Ninety-Five Percent Human by Suzanna Williams is an extremely delightful YA book. Joe is a 16 year old with a mound of problems. His father committed suicide, his mother institutionalized for seeing space ships,he is being raised by his grandmother and his brother wants to sell the family farm that is in a pretty run down state. Joe is determined to save his beloved farm.Added to his problems is the girl that he saves from killing herself, Sarah. Sarah is not what she seems. What young man would expect an "alien". Sarah is called a hybrid who was sent to earth to test whether it was livable. Aliens? Spaceships? More aliens? Falling in love with Sarah. Ninety-Five Percent Human is full of surprises. Great read for middle school students.
This was a great sic-fi read, one clean enough that even my 12 year old would,d enjoy reading it. I can't wait for the next one to come out.