Tie-in novels Edit
The show inspired two series' of books that told additional stories around seasons 2 and 3. These books are based specifically on the Roswell TV series, and are separate from the Roswell High book series on which the TV series is based.
|1||Loose Ends||Greg Cox||May 2001||0-7434-1834-4|
Eight hundred feet underground...and deep into danger.
It started out as an innocent road trip to Carlsbad Caverns to unwind, but now Max, Isabel, Michael, Liz, and Maria are totally regretting their plan.
Hundreds of feet underground, in the cavern gift shop, Liz turns and is stunned to see someone she thought she'd never meet again -- the man who shot her long ago in the diner. Their eyes meet and Liz bolts.
But running won't solve the group's new "problem." Because the shooter has recognized Liz. Now he wants her dead.
And nobody knows why.
|2||No Good Deed|| Dean Wesley Smith,|
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"Save my child. Save Katie."
Michael has been taken, kidnapped by a frantic father in a desperate move to save his dying daughter. Chad Newcomb is sure Michael was the one who performed last Christmas' miracle, healing ill children in a hospital.
Maria, Max, Tess, Liz, Isabel, and Valenti are hot on Newcomb's trail, but a reporter's nose for a medical scam leads her straight to Max, foiling the group's rescue plan. And Katie's life is on the line.
Will they be too late...again?
|3||Little Green Men|| Dean Wesley Smith,|
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
It's Not Easy Being Green
At first it seems amusing when Kyle Valenti's skin takes on a lime-colored hue. But within hours, the hospital has become a disaster area, full of humans who look more like aliens than the real "Scandinavian" occupants of Roswell. Soon, Maria and Alex have joined the club, and Max decides to use his powers to return them to normal. Except his healing touch apparently doesn't work when the trouble is cosmetic, and not life-threatening.
While the military forces the colored population into top secret quarantine camps, Liz searches for a scientific explanation and finds a familiar culprit -- and a new sense of urgency. Within forty-eight hours, this alien contaminant will change the humans' skin permanently, leaving the humans green...and Max, Michael, and Isabel unveiled.
|1||4||Shades||Mel Odom||Sep 2002||0-7434-1837-9|
Now that their best chance for returning to the home planet has left without them, the "Czechoslovakian" residents of Roswell (code for "aliens)" must adjust to a more permanent existence on earth than they were expecting. Seeing a possible future for the two of them, Maria nags Michael about money, sending him packing on a salaried weekend trip to help a geologist study a proposed chemical company site. As the group camps out under the stars, a round of spooky ghost stories provides entertainment -- until one of the guys sees a real ghost. The kicker? Michael can see it too.
River Dog has also been plagued by the shades of the past in recent days, and he brings Max out to the desert to bear witness as the apparition threatens him. He tells Max of an ancient Mesaliko prophecy that tells of vengeance being exacted by the tribe's ancestors if Visitors are allowed to remain among them -- Visitors like Max, Michael, and Isabel. As the hauntings increase in both frequency and violence, the alien teens and their friends know they must uncover the true origin of the phantoms -- whether physical, mystical, or alien -- before the ghosts follow through on their deadly threats.
|2||5||Skeletons in the Closet|| Andy Mangels,|
Michael A. Martin
It's all in the past...or is it?
After Michael gets inspired by the photo of Charles Dupree and Max "borrows" some files from the UFO museum and Liz surfs the Net, the "Czechoslovakians" are hot on the trail of one of their human DNA donors. Could the donor give them some clue to their past — and their future?
But Michael gets held up when he suddenly becomes the prime suspect in his foster father's murder. Good thing Jesse Ramirez, the new lawyer in Mr. Evens's firm and a close, personal friend of Isabel's, is there to help Michael out. But Sheriff Hanson is watching them all more closely than ever, and trails that once burned hot have suddenly gone cold. How are the aliens supposed to find their destiny when for every door that cracks open, another gets slammed in their faces?
|3||6||Dreamwalk||Paul Ruditis||Jan 2003||0-689-85518-4|
You can run, but you can't hide.
Night after night Kyle is haunted by nightmares of Alex's death. He begs Isabel to help by dreamwalking him and removing the images from his mind. Isabel knows that's not how her powers work, but Kyle is relentless and she fi nally agrees. The disturbing images she encounters in Kyle's subconscious are almost too much to bear, but when she tries to exit his mind, she finds herself trapped in a maze of guilt -- while back in the conscious world, Kyle is unable to wake her.
Meanwhile Liz invites Max to babysit with her. She wants to give him a chance to train for the day when he finds his own son. But watching this troubled child turns out to be not just another day in the park, and before they know it, Liz and Max are in way over their heads....
|4||7||Quarantine||Laura J. Burns||Mar 2003||0-689-85519-2|
No One Is Safe.
There's a new corporation in town -- Meta-chem -- and Liz is psyched to land a scholarship program working in the lab. But when the giant pharmaceutical company creates a disease that accidentally infects the town, Liz is among the first to fall ill -- and, despite his powers, Max is unable to heal her.
There's also a new girl in town, Sadie, who's come to Roswell searching for her half sister, who she believes is Maria. Maria doesn't know how to feel: what if she and Sadie do share a father? Maria hasn't seen him since she was seven years old, and she's not sure she wants to see him now. but when news of the quarantine breaks, Maria has no choice but to keep Sadie with her in town, all while trying to find out who is sick and whether anyone can be saved in time.... 
|5||8||A New Beginning||Kevin Ryan||Jun 2003||0-689-85520-6|
Facing an unknown future
As Max, Michael, Isabel. Liz, Maria, and Kyle pile inot their van and leave Roswell behind, they are each hoping for positive experiences - or at least something different from most of the events of the past three years. After all, their high school years were anything but typical - the whole alien experience has nearly cost them their lives, again and again. Still, they know that taking charge of their destinies and deciding to make a positive difference in the world has empowered them all.
But it isn't long before Liz sees a vision of future destruction, and the group realizes by leaving Roswell they have changed history, and not necessarily for the better. When they end up in a town where young girls are disappearing, it quickly becomes clear that their lives beyond Roswell will be anything but easy...
|6||9||Nightscape||Kevin Ryan||Jul 2003||0-689-85521-4|
On the Road... to Danger
While traveling through Colorado, Liz sees a vision of Maria being chased through a large house. Needless to say, the van then mysteriously breaks down right in front of a creepy old mansion. Tired of being pushed around by fate, the group decides to spend the night. But what they find hidden inside the house forces them all to face a powerful enemy, Max to make a decision about his leadership abilities, and Liz to reconsider her role in the group now that her powers are developing.
Looks like the battles they fought back in Roswell aren't entirely over. And while the group knows they have changed their destiny by leaving Roswell, they begin to wonder how much they are really in control. Liz can see the future, but when they act on her visions, are they changing or simply carrying out their destiny?
|7||10||Pursuit|| Andy Mangels,|
Michael A. Martin
Visions of Danger
When Liz, Max, Maria, Michael, and Kyle left Roswell, they didn't think their lives would suddenly become perfect. They were, after all, on the run from the FBI. But they certainly didn't think things could get much worse. They're learning how wrong they were. The FBI has tracked them via their e-mail accounts and is hot on the group's trail. It can only be a matter of time before they are apprehended.
Meanwhile, in New York City, three alien Dupes are captured by the police. When the feds are brought on to the case, the Special Unit recognizes the Dupes -- and wonders why "Tess," "Michael," and "Isabel" have changed so much since their last encounter. Little does the Unit know it is dealing with a case of mistaken identity. And the real Isabel has more pressing concerns, if Liz's latest vision is to be believed....
|8||11||Turnabout|| Andy Mangels,|
Michael A. Martin
The Final Showdown
According to Liz's most recent visions, a horrible death awaits Isabel in Los Angeles—the same place where the Evanses, the Parkers, and one of the New York dupes are being held by the FBI's ruthless Special Unit. Determined not to allow Liz's dire prophecy to come to pass, Max sends his sister to Boston to reunite with her husband, Jesse Ramirez, accompanied by the newly-powered Kyle. What no one realizes is that an alien danger waits for these travelers in the shadows.
Meanwhile, Max's group hits L.A. and drafts their former alien protector to help plan and execute an all-out assault on the federal government's shadowy alien hunters. Now the Roswell teens and their dupes must work together in a desperate bid to beat the Special Unit at its own covert game. But can Max confront the feds directly—and rescue his and Liz's parents—without getting blood on his hands?
Other books Edit
- Pop Quiz by Paul Ruditis
- Meet the Stars of Roswell by Samantha Calderone
- Roswell High Times by Keith Topping
- Crash Into Me: The World of Roswell by Robyn Burnett