The Area 51 Files Book Tour

I’m so excited to be taking part in The Area 51 Files Book Tour, hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Check out the book and my review below!

The Area 51 Files

By Julie Buxbaum

Illustrated by Lavanya Naidu

Middle Grade Science Fiction

304 Pages

Ages 8-12

Delacorte Press

Publishing Date: September 13, 2022

Aliens, sassy hedgehogs, and unexplained disappearances . . . Oh, my! Discover the secrets of the universe in this hilarious, highly illustrated middle-grade series from New York Times bestselling author Julie Buxbaum.

“Epically fun!”–Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

When Sky Patel-Baum is sent to live with her mysterious uncle, she didn’t imagine she’d end up here: Area 51. A top-secret military base with a bajillion rules and so classified not even the president knows its secrets. Also, it turns out the place is full of aliens. Lots and lots of aliens. But they prefer to be called Break Throughs, thank you very much.

As Sky sets out to explore her extraordinary new home with her pizza-obsessed pet hedgehog Spike, she meets her otherworldly next-door neighbor Elvis and his fluffy pup, Pickles. But something mysterious is afoot in Area 51. Some of the Break Throughs have gone missing… at the exact same time Sky arrived.

Where could they be? How can Sky and her uncle convince everyone they had nothing to do with the disappearance? And why does the macaroni and cheese at Area 51 Middle have eyeballs in it?

New best friends Sky, Elvis, Spike, and Pickles try to crack the case, but the clock is ticking…

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

An absolute joy to read! I had so much fun watching this story unfold. The characters are unforgettable, their personalities and humor will stick with me for a very long time. Sky and Elvis have the most amazing, hilarious pets, Spike the hedgehog & Pickles the dog. The humor throughout the book will have you laughing out loud. The storyline was fun and unique and flowed steadily. A quirky who-done-it that will keep you guessing. This is my first experience with Julie Buxbaum, but will definitely not my last. Her writing is amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book in this new series.

About The Author

Julie Buxbaum is the New York Times best selling author of Tell Me Three Things, her young adult debut, What to Say Next and most recently, Hope and Other Punchlines. She’s also the author of two critically acclaimed novels for adults: The Opposite of Love and After You. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Julie’s writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. She is a former lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and more books than is reasonable.

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Huge thanks to TBR and Beyond Tours, Delacorte Press and Julie for my gifted copy. To get one for yourself click one of the links below!

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Indigo ~ IndieBound

Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend my friends!


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