Rating: High Five
Who I'd Recommend it to: Fans of Harry Potter, Heroes of the distant planets series and other fun otherworldly books.
Synopsis (from Amazon): Jibbawk rises to dominate the planet Lan Darr. He rules with an iron fist and without mercy, building his empire larger and faster than all other Shadic planets. But it isn't enough. He dreams of becoming one of the fabled Immortal Rulers, no matter the cost. Only when resistance comes from the least likely place, a teenager from Earth, does he see his authority challenged.