Thursday, 26 June 2014

Review: Lost in Starlight (Starlight Saga #1) by Sherry Soule

Lost in Starlight (Starlight Saga #1)Author: Sherry Soule
Series: Starlight Saga
Pages: 350
Publisher: Disenchanted Publishing
Release date: 26th June 2014
Synopsis. (Goodreads) High school reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind. Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid. They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and crazy dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova. Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, ├╝ber snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life..

Review: 3 out of 5 stars

I am a big fan of the sci-fi genre so I was super excited about reading Lost in Starlight and despite a few small issues, it was quite entertaining and a nice start to the series.

For some reason when I was reading this book I would often think of Twilight, there were a few similarities where I couldn’t help but compare but it also had its own unique story-line as well, we are dealing with aliens here rather than vamps.

Our main protagonist is Sloane Masterson, just a regular girl investigating the popular ‘bad boy’ for the school paper; she was a character that I liked but didn’t love, she was believable in her actions and reactions but she was also a little slow when it came to a few obvious little details that we as a reader were able to work out quite early on in the book.

Our love interest is broody Hayden Lancaster, a likable enough character, protective and secretive; I was keen to learn more about him but I do feel he wasn’t as developed as Sloane but I’m sure we’ll find out more about him in the next installment.

The plot initially focused on Sloane researching Hayden for the school newspaper and then as the book progressed we find out more about who and what Hayden is, I liked the details we were given on the hybrids and zetas; we get small amounts of action throughout and I’m keen to see where the author takes the story. You can tell a lot of thought was put in to the world-building but I feel there were certain tidbits that were lacking such as background particulars on the hybrids, family, rules and hierarchy so hopefully we will learn more. I felt that this was more of a character driven book.

The romance was done well and I enjoyed the forbidden aspect, a few parts were cheesy and it felt a little rushed but overall I liked it.

Sherry Soule’s writing is engaging and I liked the way she blended the suspense, mystery, and action sequences with a sweet budding romance; it made for an entertaining read.

I mostly enjoyed this book, as a first in the series it was interesting but it did end on a cliff-hanger so I am eager to see where the author takes it in the sequel.

Thank you to the author Sherry Soule, for providing me with a copy of Lost in Starlight to read and review.

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Sherry SouleAbout the author: Award-winning author, Sherry Soule currently lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. She writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her published novels do not include any graphic sex, explicit violence, or excessive profanity, so that all of her novels can be read and enjoyed by both teens and adults. Sherry’s debut novel, “Beautifully Broken” was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the 2011 Wizard and Witch/Sorcery category by The Romance Reviews (TRR). Her adult PNR novel, “Immortal Eclipse” is a *TOP PICK* by Night Owl Romance Reviews.


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