Thursday, January 18, 2018

REVIEW: From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion - Jenn

Posted by Jenn Christensen at 10:15 PM
SYNOPSIS:

When Lucas Walker inexplicably recovers from a terminal illness, everyone is astonished --except for his girlfriend Emma, who never gave up hope. However, as friends and family celebrate the miracle, Emma becomes alarmed: Lucas has changed. He speaks haltingly, can't recall past events, and even his own dog doesn't recognize him. Emma begins to suspect something is terribly wrong. What happened to the Lucas she loved? Does his strange behavior have something to do with the shooting light that fell into Lucas's backyard the night he recovered?

As the two set off on a road trip in search of the truth, the journey takes an unexpected turn. First they're shot at by unknown enemies and then helped by unlikely allies. Before long, Emma and Lucas are plunged into a desperate life or death race against time.

Packed with intrigue and emotion, FROM A DISTANT STAR is a riveting novel about loyalty and the power of love.


This is an incredibly cute and rewarding YA scifi novel. I'm totally smitten. At first I wasn't sure about it, because Emma (the main character) bothered me in the beginning, but that changed pretty quickly. This is a fast story involving aliens, romance, and government conspiracies--I know that sounds like a strange combination of potentially heavy topics, but I promise that they are actually lighter than you anticipate.

I switched between listening to the audiobook and reading, and either way is perfectly good. The audiobook has a pretty good narrator, and I like the inflection she gave throughout the story.

I give it 4 out of 5 bitchin' stars for bringing warmth to me in this cold weather. Oh my goodness!



All of Jenn's reviews can be found on her Goodreads.

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