Friday, 1 May 2015

From A Distant Star

Book: From A Distant Star
Author: Karen McQuestion
Published: 19th May 2015
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes/No

Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.

As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

 I received this book, in an exchange for an honest review from Net Galley

I have very conflicting feelings about this book from the beginning up until the end. I found the whole scenario of an alien latching on or imposing in someone's body both a concept of freakiness and total awesomeness, I have not read many Sci-Fi novels but I did thoroughly enjoy this book. I wanted to rate this book higher but I found a couple of things annoying me about this book:

- It was kind of hard to stay with the story since the chapters didn't have subheadings; I found it difficult to stay with who's POV it was.

- I found both Emma and Mrs Walker being irritated characters, particularly Emma at times. She could see things were different with Lucas, yet when Scout told her the truth she refused to acknowledge it first and did not want to believe him (kind of like acting the way Mrs Walker was towards her when Lucas was ill). She did progress though and I began to like her character even more when all the action started and she set on a mission with Scout to get him home

Out of the whole book, I would have to say Eric and Scout would have to be my fav characters. I loved the way Eric was open to possibilities and, he trusted Scout and immediately was offering his help in any way whatsoever. I instantly fell in love with Scout's character from the beginning and enjoyed his discoveries and progress with the Human World.

Overall, I did enjoy this book and I loved the concept behind it and how Scout always represents peace, calm, tranquillity and most of all his innocence. I did think, however, there could have been slight improvements made which would have made the whole story much better.

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