Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: "From a Distant Star" by Karen McQuestion

From a Distant StarFrom a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

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—was convinced 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.

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I recieved an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Aliens, space and adventure as a nice mix on my sci-fi reads. "From a Distant Star" was a quick, action-pced and emotional read with a nice covers and beautiful imagination. Although, it followed the know pattern of possesed boyfriend where girlfrined in question tries to save him, I was surprised by the writing.

We have two POVs: one for Emma and one for Scout. There is a great explanation on the ways of space and quite an interesting prologue. I got to see men in black, Emma trying to do anything to save the boy she loves, which happens to be the one-of-the-kind romances. She is strong and despite the emotional turmoil she suffers and the idiotic parents of her boyfriend, she does everything along with Eric Lucas's brother in order to help him... and the alien.

A nice read, recommended despite the well known plot.

About the author:

Karen McQuestion is the bestselling author of books for all ages. Some of her titles include Hello Love, Life on Hold, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show, The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. McQuestion lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.