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Million-copy bestselling Halo author and game developer Eric Nylund again brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with the riveting second book in The Resisters series. Even as he trains to be a pilot for the Resisters, twelve-year-old Ethan Blackwood is still reeling from the news that aliens called the Ch'zar have taken over the world and put all the aduMillion-copy bestselling Halo author and game developer Eric Nylund again brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with the riveting second book in The Resisters series. Even as he trains to be a pilot for the Resisters, twelve-year-old Ethan Blackwood is still reeling from the news that aliens called the Ch'zar have taken over the world and put all the adults under their mind control. Now the Ch'zar mechanical bug armies are growing. The Resisters need more pilots like Ethan, kids who aren't afraid to think for themselves. Ethan knows just where the Ch'zar send troublemakers like that—to Sterling Reform School. Can Ethan find a way to break into Sterling and recruit new fighters before the enemy discovers the Resisters' underground base?From the Hardcover edition....

Title : Sterling Squadron
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ISBN : 9780375872259
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Sterling Squadron Reviews

  • Adam Bouzianis
    2019-02-21 21:20

    “The Resisters: Sterling Squadron” a book written by Eric Nylund and it is the sequel to “The Resisters. Sterling Squadron”. It is a book about Ethan Blackwood and his adventure with Felix (his ICE Rhinoceros Beetle) and Madison (her ICE Dragonfly). Ethan starts to realize that he needs more than just Madison and Felix if he wants to stop the Ch'zar from taking over the Earth completely. So, Ethan decides that he is going to kill two birds with one stone. He is going to save his sister Emma from Sterling Reform School, and free other kids who were taken and use them to train into Resister Pilots. So, Ethan, Felix, and Madison all fly over to S.S.S. to get the students with another Pilot who escaped from S.S.S, Peter. Peter pilots an ICE Praying Mantis, one of the most powerful suits in the force. They bring Peter along reluctantly, which causes a major feud between Ethan and Peter, and use his knowledge of S.S.S. to their advantage and try to save the students. They arrive at S.S.S. and have to fight off mind-controlled adults with battle suits and laser-guns, but eventually they make it out with Angel, a stubborn girl who likes to go against the grain and ends up flying a Black ICE Assault Wasp; Lee, a quiet, smart and quick kid who pilots an ICE Ultra-Maneuverable Housefly; Emma, Ethan's sister who is smart, witty, and knows how to fly a missile packed Assault/Scout Hybrid ICE Ladybug; and lastly Oliver, a tall, athletic kid who pilots a not-so-heavy armored ICE. It is packed to the metal with fight Elite Assault ICE Cockroach. These are the members of Sterling Squadron, a name given to Ethan and his team after Ethan is promoted to Lieutenant. My time reading this book was amazing. I loved every second of this book and I loved learning about the different types of ICE's that author, Eric Nylund could come up with. A quote from the book that truly resembles the heroic things that happens in this book is spoken from Felix, “You’re their CO. You have to inspire and command their respect. I’m their drill instructor. I get to be their worst nightmare.” (Nylund ). This quote is important because when Felix says this to Ethan it is in a time of distress. The Ch'zar is about to attack the Resisters home base, and Ethan gets nervous that he won't be blue to be a good leader for Sterling Squadron. The essential question, "What role does chaos play in the creative process?" is relative to the previous quote, because when Ethan realizes that there is not a great chance that the Resisters will succeed, let alone allow everyone to come back alive, he gets nervous. In “The Resisters: Sterling Squadron” 13 year old Ethan gets scared when the fight is about to start. He goes away and hides because he doesn't think he's good enough to lead Sterling Squadron. Good thing is that Ethan has friends to bring his spirits up and ignite his creative-battle juices. I would recommend this book to kids in middle and high school because the vocabulary is only advanced when they use military or medical terms. I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5 because the author had a couple spelling mistakes, and because he made us wait on a giant cliffhanger at the end of the book. I gave it the 4.5 points because I loved the way the members of Sterling Squadron were brought up, and their background stories were explained throughout the book. In the end, I loved this book and I couldn't wait to read the rest of them.

  • Peter Zheng
    2019-01-24 17:22


  • Joel Senaya
    2019-01-28 13:04

    In my opinion this book is very interesting and hard to predict what going to happen next. This books help you believe that you can do anything if you don't give up. Ethan the main character fights the chazar a group of aliens who tries to conquer the Earth and wins. He was outnumber by 3 times. He was thrown in jail for fighting without permission and he still kept fighting ,even though the odds were against him. He had only an few people supporting him in the begging which changed to everyone. Ethan showed a lot of bravery which can expire many people. I think one of the strength of the book is that the author adds a lot of details in the book like how he describes the chazar as ugly scary looking creatures who look like blood thirsty monsters. One of the big weakness of the stories are that he doesn't foreshadow ,so I had no clue that the resisters were going to win so for in the series. There was no foreshadowing that his sister was going to come back. Yes I think you should continue the series because there are still unanswered question like if his parents are really chazar or there still alive?

  • Rocki S.
    2019-02-22 16:07

    My son and I read book one together a year ago. As avid Halo fans, we both enjoyed the story a lot. The Resister series is akin to Halo, Starship Troopers, and a touch of Transformers, while being original on its own.We recently discovered book 2 and we read it eagerly. It did not disappoint. Eric Nylund does a great job of writing sci-fi for kids and I appreciate his talent for this.Ethan Blackwood, a resister pilot in training, makes a daring secret mission to rescue students from the Sterling Reform school in an attempt to boost the number of pilots to help stave off the ever increasing numbers of Ch'zar bugs that are looking expose and destroy their secret base. Only, he has to survive his crazy off-the-cuff mission in the first place.

  • Emily
    2019-02-08 14:23

    One of my avid 4th grade readers recommended Sterling Squadron to me, and I can definitely see why he loves this fast-paced, kid-powered story of a brash young hero grappling with a world full of nasty, mind controlling aliens and adults who either just don't understand or are under the spell of the aforementioned aliens. Sterling Squadron combines equal parts Ender's Game and Disney Channel Original Movie (Zenon for gamers, anyone?) with a healthy dose of video game-esque boom, crash, bang fight scenes. Clearly this book is targeting young, gaming munchkins which works for me because I'm happy to have another readalike to suggest to my manga enthusiasts.

  • Christina Dudley
    2019-01-28 21:21

    I think 2 of my 3 kids would give this 4 stars, and the 9YO and I would give it 3, so really it's a 3.5. The continuing adventures of Ethan Blackwood, ace wasp (literally) pilot for the resistance in a dystopian world where all the adults are mind-controlled by alien invader insects. Plenty of adventure and military-style thrills. The boy LOVED it. I found it a little heavy on the the-whole-world-was-depending-on-him kind of language. Earnest and sometimes cornball, but, like I said, the 11YO boy (i.e., the target audience) ate it up!

  • Kevin
    2019-02-06 20:11

    This is second book in the series about a group trying to repel an alien race that is controlling Earth through mind control. The main characters are kids that are too young to be controlled and they need to recruit new members to help them fight back against a massive invasion force. I liked the way the kids had to grown up and grow together to try and succeed.

  • Blake E.
    2019-01-24 17:22

    auther: eric s. nylundgenere: fictionpage#:ethen blackwood is a star wasp i.c.e. suit figter. he has to go to starling. starling is a bording school. he goes there to recrute piloes. but he ends up finding his sister and casing a riot.when they get back they have 3.5 day two train the recrutes. then there is a big battle. if you want to know the ending then read the book to find out.

  • Mitchell
    2019-02-08 21:13

    Pretty good followup. Basically alien invasion that has to be fought off by kids flying inside giant bugs under the direction of adults. A bit silly as ideas go but pretty well done. And kind of serious in its silliness. 3.5 of 5.

  • Jnase1
    2019-02-17 20:17

    This one was more difficult to get through than the first. Lots of battle scenes. Reminded me a bit of Ender's Game.

  • Trojan
    2019-02-10 19:05

    I hate this book whatever you do don't waste your time buying this book. I absolutely has no plot and has a million typos I could barely understand what they were saying.

  • Oleg
    2019-02-18 13:21

    The first book was much better. But I do still want to read the third one.