The Prometheus Project: Trapped Review

A fantastic alien city buried deep underground. What wonders — and what dangers — is it hiding? Ryan and Regan Resnick have just moved to the world’s most boring place. But when they discover their parents are part of an ultra-secret project called Prometheus they are plunged into a nonstop adventure: one that will be the ultimate test of their wit, courage, and determination. Soon they are under attack and facing hostile alien worlds, alien technology, and unimaginable dangers at every turn. Now, with their mother facing certain death, they must race to solve a seemingly impossible mystery to have any hope of saving her. But if they save their mom, they will have no way to save themselves. . .

Trapped (The Prometheus Project, #1) cover, for use in the review of Trapped on Sci-Fi & Scary

The Prometheus Project: Trapped Review

I picked up this book because I recognized the name of the author and the fact that he’d written some adult novels that I’d really liked. Figured it’d be a nice change of pace to try out his kids books. I’m very glad I did. The Prometheus Project: Trapped is a fantastic book for children and for adults who have a lower reading level. It’s got action, adventure, aliens, and other bits of science fiction that combine together at a rapid pace. The plot is simple, the kids are smart, and some of what they discover is mind-blowing.

I absolutely love the way the author introduces scientific concepts to his readers via the two kids thinking things through, though it does border on info-dumping on occasion. Adults might have trouble with how easily Ryan and Regan think up solutions for problems that they encounter, but given that their parents are geniuses themselves, it’s not entirely unbelievable that they would be able to do what they did.

The plot is a fairly classic one to hook young readers with, the brevity of the book combined with its rapid pace means it’s not a taxing read, and it is the perfect start to a series that grows with your reader. (Each gets longer and more complex.) I highly recommend you add this book to your child’s library immediately, especially if they’re science fiction fans in the making! Buy Trapped now on Amazon.

5 Star Rated Review of Trapped by Douglas Richards

Title: Trapped | Series: The Prometheus Project | Author: Douglas E. Richards (site) | Publisher: Paragon Press (site) | Pub. Date: 2013-11-21 | Pages: 177 | ISBN13: 9780982618417 | Genre(s): Kids Science Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2016-5-20 | Source: Kindle Unlimited

Tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading Facebook Comments ...
  • FTC Disclaimer

    While Scifi and Scary does review books that they own or check out from the library, a large number of books do come from authors or publishers who have submitted the work in exchange for an honest review.

    Also, unless otherwise stated, please assume that all cover images and synopses come from Goodreads or IMDB and belong to the respective owners for the work. All items are used for the purpose of review under fair use terms.

  • Amazon Associate Disclaimer

    Scifi and Scary Book Reviews is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

    * “Amazon, the Amazon logo, MYHABIT, and the MYHABIT logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.”*

  • I love Audible. Tons of books, fantastic narrators, good prices.