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The most popular gamer on YouTube, Ali-A, presents his very own action-packed graphic novel! It's launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever--but what he doesn't count on is just how real the action is about to get! When a merciless band of aliens turns The most popular gamer on YouTube, Ali-A, presents his very own action-packed graphic novel! It's launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever--but what he doesn't count on is just how real the action is about to get! When a merciless band of aliens turns up to spoil the party, it's up to Ali to transform from gaming icon to real-life hero. Can he defeat the end-of-game boss and save the day? With a little help from his fans and his very special dog, Eevee, he's going to give it his best shot!


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The most popular gamer on YouTube, Ali-A, presents his very own action-packed graphic novel! It's launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever--but what he doesn't count on is just how real the action is about to get! When a merciless band of aliens turns The most popular gamer on YouTube, Ali-A, presents his very own action-packed graphic novel! It's launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever--but what he doesn't count on is just how real the action is about to get! When a merciless band of aliens turns up to spoil the party, it's up to Ali to transform from gaming icon to real-life hero. Can he defeat the end-of-game boss and save the day? With a little help from his fans and his very special dog, Eevee, he's going to give it his best shot!

30 review for Ali-A Adventures: Game On! the Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)

    "But that's all impossible, right?" "Ali, you're having a conversation with a super-powered talking dog..." "Oh, yeah. Right. Good point." I started watching Ali-A mainly for his Pokémon Go vlogs last year, but then I got caught up in a lot of the other games he played as well. So I kind of knew that I would probably read this book even if graphic novels aren't my thing. I actually bought it at Gatwick Airport after a weekend in London - and read the whole thing on the flight back to Sweden. Wh "But that's all impossible, right?" "Ali, you're having a conversation with a super-powered talking dog..." "Oh, yeah. Right. Good point." I started watching Ali-A mainly for his Pokémon Go vlogs last year, but then I got caught up in a lot of the other games he played as well. So I kind of knew that I would probably read this book even if graphic novels aren't my thing. I actually bought it at Gatwick Airport after a weekend in London - and read the whole thing on the flight back to Sweden. Which takes about 2 hours - and I only needed to use half of that time to read. The story is fast paced and structured like a video game, where Ali's character looses a life whenever he fails a mission, but is also able to find upgrades after saving a certain number of aliens. It has a few unexpected twists and turns, which was entertaining, and the dialogue was spot on. My favourite character was Eevee - seriously, you're going to have to look long and hard for a more sarcastic dog! But even though I liked the overall feel of the story, I do still have trouble with the graphic novel format. I just feel like there's so much more that could be added by writing it as a non-graphic - but maybe that's just me. Still, it was an enjoyable read!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    Een boek over een gamer/youtuber die de wereld mag redden wanneer een spelletje wel erg echt wordt. Grappig genoeg dacht ik dat dit een boek was van Ali-B (onder een alias), maar nee, er is echt een Ali-A. *snorts* En nee, ik ken Ali-A niet, maar tja, ik kom ook alleen naar youtube voor de muziek. Oh, en misschien wat Love Live scouting videos. :P Ik was al een beetje skeptisch voor ik dit boek begon, zelfs mijn verloofde was lichtelijk verbaast dat ik deze toch uit de bibliotheek had geleend. Tj Een boek over een gamer/youtuber die de wereld mag redden wanneer een spelletje wel erg echt wordt. Grappig genoeg dacht ik dat dit een boek was van Ali-B (onder een alias), maar nee, er is echt een Ali-A. *snorts* En nee, ik ken Ali-A niet, maar tja, ik kom ook alleen naar youtube voor de muziek. Oh, en misschien wat Love Live scouting videos. :P Ik was al een beetje skeptisch voor ik dit boek begon, zelfs mijn verloofde was lichtelijk verbaast dat ik deze toch uit de bibliotheek had geleend. Tja, ik wilde hem toch proberen, wie weet viel het wel mee. En het plot klonk ook nog eens best leuk, ik hou wel van boeken over spelletjes die tot leven komen en dat iemand dan de wereld moet redden. Helaas was dit boek al veel beter geweest als Eevee gewoon een eind had opgerot. Mijn hemel, ik kreeg vervelende side-kick (Navi) nachtmerries van die hond. Ali! Ali! Ali! Ali doe dit, Ali doe dat, Ali Ali Ali, Ali, Upgrade nu eens, Ali. Hou je bek. Echt. Gaan gewoon weg. Of blijf een schattig stil hondje. Plus voor iemand die pro-gamer is (want ik gok dat Ali dat is) was ie behoorlijk waardeloos. Ik snap, hij is opeens in een soort van game, maar kom op, je hebt een soortgelijk spel al eens gespeeld, en misschien wel andere spellen, waarom duurt het zo lang voordat je wat doorhebt? Als ik in een spel kom wat ik al eens heb gespeeld, oh man, hou mij dan maar eens tegen. Ik zou zelfs niet eens verrast zijn met dingen die er gebeuren, maar waarschijnlijk gewoon helemaal aan het rondrennen zijn en alles uit aan het proberen. Jep, ik zou helemaal losgaan. Geen instructie nodig. Ik vond het wel leuk dat hij ook levens had, met die hartjes die je wel vaker in spelletjes voorbij ziet komen. Tyrantor Prime, goh, waar komt me dat bekend van voor. :P Leuk dat we ook het POV van Ali's vriendin zien. Die vond ik ook vaak veel interessanter dan Ali A. Maar ja, verder was dit dus niet heel spannend. En dat eind was zo voorspelbaar, cliché en kom op zeg. De art was ook niet helemaal mijn favoriet. Het was erg stijf (zonder emotie), soms was er echt teveel detail op een punt, en dan niks op het andere punt. Zoals Eevee die vaak heel simpel werd getekend, maar verder was alles wel met detail getekend. Dus ja, ik zou hem niet aanraden. Misschien moet je gewoon een fan zijn van die Youtuber om dit boek leuk te vinden. Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rufus

    Gaming was never meant to be as real as this! When a merciless band of aliens shows up at the launch of a hot new video game. It’s up to ali-a to transform from gaming icon into real-life hero. Can Ali defeat the end-of-game boss and save the day.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mompop

    I'm sure gamers will enjoy this title - disclaimer: I am not a gamer I'm sure gamers will enjoy this title - disclaimer: I am not a gamer

  5. 5 out of 5

    Maarit

    Actionpacked graphic novel about gamer Ali-A, who is attending the launch of the new Alien Liberator II game with his girlfriend Clare and dog Eevee. When Ali is interviewing the games main voice star, something odd happens. The star and everyone else into the room turns into thralls, the helpless alien race from the game, the giant enemy robots come to life and the room itself switches into the first level of the new game. Everyone panics as the robots start to capture the thralls as their slav Actionpacked graphic novel about gamer Ali-A, who is attending the launch of the new Alien Liberator II game with his girlfriend Clare and dog Eevee. When Ali is interviewing the games main voice star, something odd happens. The star and everyone else into the room turns into thralls, the helpless alien race from the game, the giant enemy robots come to life and the room itself switches into the first level of the new game. Everyone panics as the robots start to capture the thralls as their slaves and Ali is confused. How come he hasn't changed into a thrall, why his dog can suddenly speak and what on earth is happening? It's up to Ali to become the hero of the game and save the day. The story is interesting, though very straightforward and it's quite easy to figure out what is going to happen in the end. The art is nice, though at times not that detailed, but the story is easy to follow beacuse of the clear layout. A good action-packed graphic novel, maybe expected a bit more of it, but still had some fun at reading it. 3,5 stars dropping down to 3 stars to this one.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pippa Ainsworth

    What a brilliant book this is! It's all too easy for my son to choose to only read school books but this grabbed his attention from the very start and he's barely put it down since. The comic book format really appeals meaning he can read it quickly and he keeps telling me he really wants to know what happens next! It really appeals to the gaming and YouTube culture that kids love these days, I wasn't aware that Ali-A was a YouTuber but my son soon filled me in. I often avoid books like this as a What a brilliant book this is! It's all too easy for my son to choose to only read school books but this grabbed his attention from the very start and he's barely put it down since. The comic book format really appeals meaning he can read it quickly and he keeps telling me he really wants to know what happens next! It really appeals to the gaming and YouTube culture that kids love these days, I wasn't aware that Ali-A was a YouTuber but my son soon filled me in. I often avoid books like this as a bit gimmicky but this is genuinely brilliant and not only my son but his best friend and cousin have all pored over it. It's brilliant. It's also a gorgeous book with high quality illustrations and a real pleasure to pick up, definitely provides a lesson in the pleasure a book can bring for tween readers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    Gamers will revel in this story from the man who is a talented gamer and has 13 million subscribers to his You-Tube channels. However, for those of us who aren't gamers or who have only dabbled in gaming, the story line simply holds true to the challenges found in online games with Ali-A moving from level to level, and losing several of his "lives" at certain points even while also receiving special gifts and enhancements at various points. The book opens with the protagonist attending the launc Gamers will revel in this story from the man who is a talented gamer and has 13 million subscribers to his You-Tube channels. However, for those of us who aren't gamers or who have only dabbled in gaming, the story line simply holds true to the challenges found in online games with Ali-A moving from level to level, and losing several of his "lives" at certain points even while also receiving special gifts and enhancements at various points. The book opens with the protagonist attending the launch of a new game, but quickly turns into his living out that game as the humans around him start turning into aliens. I liked his self-deprecating humor and his canine sidekick, Eevee. If you're a gamer and need a break from gaming but don't want to deviate too far from your gaming, then this graphic novel might be the ticket.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Tournas

    A famous online gamer is about to launch a new game, but the evil robots from the game come to life at the convention center and take over the crowd. Ali-A must save himself and his fans, with help from his trusty little dog, Eevee. There's a "Press Start" line at the beginning, chapters are Level One, Level Two, etc., and Ali's remaining lives are represented by hearts at the top of the page, which all mimic the graphics in a real game. The illustrations emphasize the action and are full of mov A famous online gamer is about to launch a new game, but the evil robots from the game come to life at the convention center and take over the crowd. Ali-A must save himself and his fans, with help from his trusty little dog, Eevee. There's a "Press Start" line at the beginning, chapters are Level One, Level Two, etc., and Ali's remaining lives are represented by hearts at the top of the page, which all mimic the graphics in a real game. The illustrations emphasize the action and are full of movement and energy. The author is a popular online gamer with his own channels, so the main character is based on himself.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Boostamonte Halvorsen

    Let's just be clear here: this is obviously for kids, like 13 an under. But I love Ali. I love Clare too. And Eevee, Darcy, and Olly! (I'm kinda bummed the cats didn't make it into the book.) (Maybe next time...) SO I read this because I want to support them! It is a good book for kids--probably 5 stars for most kids. I'm just torn...do I 5 star it on that basis, or give it 2 because I really felt, as an adult, this was sub-par.... ugh. The mixed feels are real. I just compromised and changed it Let's just be clear here: this is obviously for kids, like 13 an under. But I love Ali. I love Clare too. And Eevee, Darcy, and Olly! (I'm kinda bummed the cats didn't make it into the book.) (Maybe next time...) SO I read this because I want to support them! It is a good book for kids--probably 5 stars for most kids. I'm just torn...do I 5 star it on that basis, or give it 2 because I really felt, as an adult, this was sub-par.... ugh. The mixed feels are real. I just compromised and changed it to 4 stars. Quick read, very UK, and very Ali-A. Fingers crossed for a sequel!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    This was an entertaining read. The gaming elements - unlocking achievements, level-ups, and health bar, etc. - resonated with me as a gamer. Ali-A has to progress through several levels and beat level bosses before he can face the end-game boss and save his girl and the world. While the message of working together overcome the foe is lightly handled in the climatic battle, I think kids will enjoy this story and relish the video game aspects.

  11. 5 out of 5

    M. Bradley

    Keeps ypu reading! This is such a great comic! I couldn't put it down, and seeing Ali, Clare and Eevee on YouTube and knowing their personalities, it made it an even more exciting story. Keeps ypu reading! This is such a great comic! I couldn't put it down, and seeing Ali, Clare and Eevee on YouTube and knowing their personalities, it made it an even more exciting story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Six

    I didn't care for the main characters. I didn't care for the main characters.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Claire Edwards

    Loved it. Don't read much, at all. But read this in 20 minutes. 😊 Loved it. Don't read much, at all. But read this in 20 minutes. 😊

  14. 5 out of 5

    Isaac

    It was great especially since it was like a video game.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lionheart

    Rated 4.5 stars Ages 12/13+

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central Ali-A, Clare, and their dog Eevee are attending a launch party for the game Alien Liberator 2. Ali-A gets ready to speak when bizarre things start happening-- everyone starts turning into aliens! At first, everyone thinks that this is a publicity stunt, but somehow the game has infected the real world. Eevee is imbued with super powers and can communicate with Ali-A and Clare, and helps them figure out what is wrong and fix it before Earth is destroyed. Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central Ali-A, Clare, and their dog Eevee are attending a launch party for the game Alien Liberator 2. Ali-A gets ready to speak when bizarre things start happening-- everyone starts turning into aliens! At first, everyone thinks that this is a publicity stunt, but somehow the game has infected the real world. Eevee is imbued with super powers and can communicate with Ali-A and Clare, and helps them figure out what is wrong and fix it before Earth is destroyed. Complete with Tyrantor robots and very real threats of explosions, their adventure tests their skills as gamers as well as fighters. While this book combines two of the things I dislike the most, video games and YouTubers, these are two things that most middle grade readers find absolutely fascinating! The thought that there is someone who is famous for posting videos of himself playing videogames is all but nonsensical to me, but the average twelve year old could probably name a half dozen channels where this occurs. Is this book War and Peace? No. Will middle grade readers love it? Yes. This book is brilliantly formatted. I've read a lot of graphic novels, and they tend to be very small, with microscopic print. While readers will struggle on with this because there are pictures (and color in this one, to boot), it's great that this is a slightly larger format so the print isn't quite as small. The pictures are clear and well drawn and the blue-oriented color palette is a nice foil for the aliens and fits the science fiction theme nicely. It also doesn't have that odd smell that many graphic novels have. If more graphic novels were formatted like this, I would probably buy more of them. Eevee is absolutely adorable, and the fact that she is able to talk to her owners is very intriguing. I rather wish that Ali-A were portrayed as a younger person, but since readers do like to "read up", seeing him as a young man will not be problematic. Clare could be more involved, but her skills do save the day on occasion. I can see this being a great treat for a young reader who spends more time on the computer than reading, or who wants a bit of respite from reading longer novels about video games such as Anderson's Insert Coin to Continue, Schrieber's Game Over, Pete Watson, Brown's Josh Baxter Levels Up or Chang's Tournament Trouble.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Moon

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ingrid Bray

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Smith

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kim

  21. 4 out of 5

    Giacomo Barisone

  22. 5 out of 5

    Charlie Lockwood

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sebastian

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ali-A Haterr

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jackius Maximus

  26. 5 out of 5

    carlione ross

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gerry Greer

  28. 5 out of 5

    Carla

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mallorie

  30. 4 out of 5

    Stephany

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