Author: Karen McQuestion
Release date: May 19th 2015
Date read: September 15th – 18th 2015
Book format: Ebook (Adobe Digital Editions)
Star rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis 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—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 from netgallery in exhange for an honest review
I didn’t love this book but i also didn’t hate it. I loved the idea of the plot : Boyfriend gets invaded by an alien so the girlfriend has to try and find a way to save him. What i didn’t love about the plot was some of the predictable parts. When Emma and Lucas go to find Erikson Ryder, a place that was built to moniter and send out radio signals to other planets, i could tell that things weren’t going to go the way that was planned – it was a big prediction shout of “obviously things here aren’t going to go well for them”.
Scout is a character that seems distant at the beginning but one that you begin to warm to the more the story moves forward, you begin to feel sorry for him the longer he is away from his home planet, which given the time length in the book, is roughly only nearly a month. He becomes one those alien characters that you don’t want to leave, but you know has to for the story to make sense.
From a Distant Star is one of those books that i will happily own and read again. Kudos to Karen McQuestion for making a nice science fiction novel about aliens that actually features no deaths – because lets face it i’m getting slightly tired of reading alien books where people die all the time.