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They Came From Below by Blake Nelson

September 13, 2007

Emily and Reese are in the vacation town of Cape Cod one summer thinking it would be another uneventful vacation.  They plan to check out boys and hang out.  The summer starts off normally but then something highly secretive and strange comes out of the sea.  Emily’s father is a professor and he is called to try to identify the unidentifiable creature from the ocean.  However no sooner than he is called in, then the authorities try to cover up whatever it was on the beach.

Emily and Reese go about their regular routine of hanging out at the beach and eating pizza at the local pizza joint.  One eventful day changes their lives.  They meet a couple of movie-star handsome guys named Steve and Dave.  The girls are immediately attracted to them and want to get to know them better.  There’s something about them.  They go to a party with Steve and Dave and something strange happens.  After the police come to break up the party, one of the party-going kids gets spooked and tries to make a dangerous escape.  He tries to jump from the roof of a house to a tree to make his get away.  Instead he slips and falls and seemingly breaks his neck.  What happens next can only be described as a miracle or magic. 

What’s with Steve and Dave?  Why does everyone feel like helping them?  And why are they so uber attractive?  


They Came From Below is Blake Nelson’s first foray into the realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Nelson’s writing style consistently moves readers forward and although the story seems deceptively simple, philosophical questions and a poignant social commentary are subtly implied. 

Stay tuned to the YA YA YAs blog, we’ll be posting an interview with Blake Nelson sometime during the first week of November during the Winter Blog Blast Tour.      

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2007 8:32 pm

    Looks good! Thanks!

  2. September 14, 2007 5:58 am

    I LOVE this cover.

  3. Maddy permalink
    October 1, 2007 4:02 pm

    This was the besy book i have ever read. i love it. deffintely worth reading. :]

  4. Maddy permalink
    October 1, 2007 4:03 pm

    oops. i meant to say best*. haha

  5. Leah permalink
    August 14, 2009 1:10 pm

    how many pages is this book?

  6. September 29, 2009 9:13 am

    this book is great, the end will leave you hanging though:(

  7. Ania permalink
    February 13, 2010 9:03 am

    This is the best book I have ever read!!! Please make a sequel!!!

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