No Ordinary Star Review

Title: No Ordinary Star
Author: M.C. Frank
Series: No Ordinary Star #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 25 November 2015
Source: Author
Format: E-book
Pages: 150
Rating: 3.85 Stars
Reading Timeline: 16 July 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.

A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. 

A library waits for them both, a library builder over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. 

The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. 

The year is 2525.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

In the last couple of weeks, I have seen this book appear on my Instagram. It looked absolutely gorgeous. And then as if it was a sign from the mysterious book gods, the author was looking for people to join her street team. So here I am. Part of her street team and I have this book in my hands. I have no idea how I will feel about this story. But I hope that I enjoy because all I am feeling right now is excitement.

Thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book to review. I cannot wait to jump into this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. In no way has any of my own money been spent in getting this book. This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. In no way has this affected my opinion. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing was good but it felt more conversational and more telling than anything else. I couldn't really see the settings in which the characters found themselves. I could guess and compare but could never truly envision the surroundings. I also felt like the piece was a little repetitive at times because it was from a dual point of view. Whilst it does emphasis important facts, I found it slightly redundant. The book also felt like it was lacking in dialogue. There were pieces here and there but I felt like they stopped a little too soon. I wanted to hear more instead of read more (if that makes sense). The last small problem I had was that the author would switch between first perspective and third perspective. She does it well most of the time, its barely noticeable at times but for me as I kept reading it became more obvious.

Plot Thoughts:

I enjoyed the plot, it is an interesting concept and something that I would like to read more about. But it is obvious that this is only the beginning, painfully so. The author makes sure that we know exactly how this world she created works and what is in and out. This lead to there being several large information dumps that kind lead my mind spinning and I felt like it didn't aid the story. However, the actual plot and action was good. It was enjoyable and I can see the potential the story has. It definitely had a great beginning.

Character Thoughts:

I am not too sure what to feel about the characters, I feel like I need to get to know them more before I actually truly comment on them. But I thought that they were interesting and I can't wait to see what character development they will go through!

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I thought that this book was a good beginning. It was interesting and the concept is definitely different. I am intrigued to see where the rest of the series goes and whether or not the characters develop. Thank you so much to the author for sending me this book to review. It definitely caught my attention and I see so much potential! I can't wait for more

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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