I loved the book Ready Player One (2011) by Ernest Cline.
The movie Ready Player One was … OK.
But I assumed Cline’s second book would be great as well.
Armada is a science fiction novel (2015) … is about a teenager who plays an online video game about defending against an alien invasion, only to find out that the game is a simulator to prepare him and people around the world for defending against an actual alien invasion.
Right away I wondered if it would be an inferior version of Ender’s Game.
It’s Ender’s Game with a twist.
Similar to Ready Player it’s about Gamer kids and retro Pop Culture. That part I liked.
Sci Fi technology I liked.
But the plot — set over one day — is stupid. Not believable in the way I found Ready Player believable.
GoodReads has it only 3.5 stars despite big hype on release. I agreed with Ariel:
Believe me when I say I was ready to love this book. Ready Player One was so great! And this was about video games and alien invasions! I jumped in to Armada ready to be caught by an awesome net..
.. and instead fell flat on my face. On concrete. And then a piano fell on me.
Read some Amazon reviews.
Skip this book. Wait for the movie.