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FROM A DISTANT STAR
By Karen McQuestion

 

Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction
Release Date: March 19, 2015
Publisher: Skyscape
Pages: 256
ASIN: B00QUGL19W
Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book from start to end. It was a light read and had some really fun elements. In spite of being a Sci-Fi, it was more on the side of Romance fiction (other than a stranded alien.) I loved the characterization and felt a connection with the lead character, Emma, and even Scout (to some extent.)
I loved the plot line and though it felt a little off at a few places, it managed to pull me inside the story from the beginning till the end. I even loved the secondary characters. They felt very realistic and that's where this book scored for me. That, and the fact, that it was a fast read.

I liked the writing style of the author because it flowed nicely and wasn't complicated unlike most of the Sci-Fi books. And unlike most of the YAs these days, this book is a standalone, which is a big plus for anyone who wants to read a nice little piece of YA fiction.

It also had a great ending, one that I predicted when I was less than half way through the book. But the author still managed to keep me second-guessing it right till the end. So, over all it was a pleasant reading experience.

Heena Rathore

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