When Roswell High last left off, Max was fighting for his life to survive connecting to the Collective (the minds and thoughts of his fellow aliens back home) while the rest of the crew were putting their own lives in danger to steal The Stones of Midnight (which allow Max to connect to the consciousness). While Max survives, others are not as lucky. Ray, Max's boss at the alien museum, is killed by Sheriff Valentie, head of Project Clean Slate. And Michael does not return home with the rest.
Now we come to the The Intruder. With The Stones of Midnight, Max survives. Michael has been captured by Valentie and Project Clean Slate, being held prisoner and experimented on. During his time here he meets some interesting new people: Cameron, a girl with supposed psychic powers, and Adam, the fourth mystery alien from their pods. Adam has always believed Valentie to be his father, having known nothing but Valentie and the Mountain, but when he learns the truth he escapes the mountain and finds Max and Liz. During this time Max and the crew are devising a plan to save Michael, and Adam starts to crush on Liz - hard. Meanwhile, Isabel's feelings are changing for both Michael and Alex, in a way she cannot understand - does she love Michael more than just a brother figure? Maria loves Michael but knows something is up with Isabel. And of course we cannot forget Max and Liz (my favorite couple!). They have finally decided to no longer 'just be friends'. It's about time!
In such a small book I am always happily surprised and how much Melinda Metz gives you. There are many characters and relationships to the point that it is hard to detail every one. I love it. I screamed at Isabel and her growing feelings for Michael - what about Alex? I got frustrated and mad at Michael when he started to have feelings for his fellow inmate, Cameron - what about Maria? And I was jumping for joy when Max and Liz got over their hangups.
The Intruder was also not predictable at all, as some of the previous installments were. You learn something about Adam (no spoilers) and Valentie... lets just say he gets what's coming to him. As always, Melinda Metz's writing is seamless, making this a very easy and enjoyable read. While I will admit I still see the show's characters in my head, Melinda Metz has done a fantastic job at offering her readers a new image of our favorite characters and new characters all together. The first few installments in this series were a bit slow, but now the action is really starting to pick up. It might just be me, but being a fan of the show and the series, I just can't get enough of our Roswell aliens and humans.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 741 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (17 November 2001)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FC0QA2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 14 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #470,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)