Lost in Starlight
First off I’d like to thank the author Sherry Soule for sending me this book to review because I really enjoyed it and can not wait for the second book!
I have to admit that this book is “my type” of book. Paranormal/sci-fi romances are probably my favorite genre. That already set me up to love this book. I also loved the originality of the bstory, I mean I have never read a book with a purple haired and not-so perfect heroine. The thing about YA is that it can be very repetative and cliché from one novel to the next. With that said, I still love all YA books but its nice to have a new refreshing story to read and I thought this story was my “refresher”.
Part of the originality of this book comes not only from the characters but also the plot and the pacing of the novel. “Lost in Starlight” moved very quickly into the story and jumped right in. I thought that the first few chapters should have been slower and more of a transition but I found that that did not bother me too much. I actually really enjoyed the pacing and learned to love it after a few chapters because I saw how it fit into the novel. The plot was really connected to the pacing. I loved how the plot moved quickly and when one problem was thought to be solved, another would take its place. I think the whole basis of the story was really well thought out.
Now moving on to one of the most important aspects of the novel; the characters. I adored this change in character! The originality was beyond me. I loved Sloane’s crazy purple hair and hard headed personality. I liked that she wasn’t perfect because in a lot of books I read, the main character is just too perfect and only seems to need to deal with fictional problems. I liked that Sloane faced real world problems while still having to deal with some pysco-aliens. The only issue I had with some of the characters is that they were sometimes hard to relate to. Sometimes the characters’ life style and just at certain parts of the story were sometimes hard to relate to.
My favorite part of the whole book was no doubt the “Fright Night Babble”. The “Fright Night Babble” is Sloanes column in her school’s online newspaper. Here she talks about horror movies and cliché things she hates about movies. I thought this was really funny and would lighten the mood a little between every few chapter. I liked that I could see Sloane’s stubborness and hard headedness. I also thought it was, again, very original. It was definitally my favorite part and also helped develope and reveal SLoane’s true personality.
So with all of that said, I totally reccomend this book and hope you go pick it up at a bookstore or library! Happy reading!
Ps: stick around for special posts like Sherry Soule’s dream cast, coming soon!