Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Title: Armada

Author: Ernest Cline

Purchase: Available in the UK on Amazon

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: Fans of Sci Fi, Star Wars and Space

Themes: Aliens, War, Family, Quests

Review: The time has finally come! Ernest Cline’s latest book ‘Armada’ has been released, and obviously I jumped at the second it was on my Kindle!

As quite a lot of people know now, his first book was called Ready Player One and it was a massive hit, that it’s now being made into a film by Steven Spielberg! It was about a corrupt, dystopian world that was so bad, people lived their lives via a life simulator. They went to school on it, had jobs there but when the creator died he left his life’s earnings for the person that would complete the game and challenges he created inside this world. So, I was very, very excited for this next book! Check out my review here.

It is not on the same lines as the previous book, but it still has some similar mannerisms such as using references to popular video games and sci-fi films from the 80s.
This book is about a boy that is in school one day, when he looks out of the window and sees an alien spaceship in the sky but it looks very, very familiar to him – like out of one of his video games that he plays very regularly. He thinks that he is going crazy, but one day it returns and actually lands to take him somewhere..
I am not going to say any more about this book, as it would ruin the storyline! But it is a great read and I almost cried at one point, too!

You can also purchase Ready Player One on Amazon UK

Have any of you read this yet? Did you like it as much as Ready Player One, or better?
I personally love Ready Player One a lot more, and shot straight up into my ‘Favourite Books’ list.

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch



  1. July 21, 2015 / 6:07 am

    I haven’t read Ready Player One yet and hadn’t even heard about this until now! They both sound really exciting though, and I wish U could get them.

    • July 21, 2015 / 6:26 am

      They’re so good! I couldn’t put them down!
      You can’t get them where you are?! :O

      • July 21, 2015 / 11:38 am

        Those kinds of books are treasure! <3
        I can, only that I haven't had the time to go out and get them yet, and don't want to order them online.

        • July 21, 2015 / 6:11 pm

          Ah I see, makes sense! 😀
          I’m sad that I can’t buy physical books because I’m travelling 🙁

          • July 21, 2015 / 7:56 pm

            Oh :/ But it’s only for a few days! Than you’ll be able to get them again, inshAllah. 😀 Enjoy travelling!

  2. aentee @ read at midnight
    July 21, 2015 / 7:35 am

    I have read this one, but not RPO. I felt that it got lost a bit in all of the references and that the world building was quite sketchy – but it remained an engaging read. I do have to check out RPO, though!

    • July 21, 2015 / 8:35 am

      I personally prefer Ready Player One, it’s one of my favourite books! 😀
      I can definitely see how people can get lost in the references though, as there’s so many of them all of the time!!!! I’m glad you still enjoyed it though 😀 x

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