Author: Liz Gruder
Publisher: WiDo Publishing
Published: February 2013
Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. When she meets Jordyn Stryker at school, she finds out just how different.
Jordyn was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent to Louisiana's Bush High to learn human ways. But Jordyn didn't count on meeting someone like Kaila.
When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn awakens her to a new reality—and to love. But to prove herself, Kaila must look the other way as the real purposes of the starseeds unfold.
As the horrific plan behind the starseed visit to Earth moves inexorably forward, Kaila and Jordan, caught in an impossible love, must determine where their true loyalties lie.
This book is a GREAT addition to anyone’s library. While it is listed as a Young Adult I have to say that I would recommend this book to anyone Tween age and above. I have actually given it to my 10 year old son to read, so that tells you the type of book this is.
I absolutely LOVED the idea of starseeds. I won’t go into any detail but suffice it to say it goes right along with my love of Star Trek and anytime you have Aliens which look human and blend in it just adds to the interest.
Kaila is a child who was raised by very unique and loving parents. They knew something that they could never tell Kaila and until she decides to go to mainstream school she would never have been the wiser.
Kaila is such a great character. She is strong and has a very good sense of right and wrong. This doesn’t mean she won’t bend that a bit or be lured to bend it a lot, it just means that her inner dialogue telling her “no don’t do that” must be fairly strong. What I liked about her is that she actually reacts to situations as I suspect other teens her age would. Which makes her very believable.
Jordyn (the love interest) is a Hybrid. And as an Alien/Human he doesn’t have emotions, once again reminding me of Star Trek and Mr. Spock. But what happens next is that Jordyn…. Oops can’t tell sorry, you’ll just have to go get your hands on the book to find out for yourself. I know I’m such a tease. J
The book has the underlying good versus evil plot. There is even a tad bit of religion thrown in for good measure. But, all in all a very interesting and wonderfully written story.
I will gladly give this story, 5 stars. It isn’t often that I find a new twist on the old sci-fi but this author has managed to give it a unique perspective.
Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Author Liz Gruder
As a youth, Liz Gruder saw a series of UFOs with her best friend while riding bikes. Ever since, she’s held a fascination for the stars. An avid reader, she used to hide under her covers and read with a flashlight. She has degrees in English and Psychology from Tulane University, a nursing license and a yoga certification. After going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Liz realized how short life is and is now slowly fulfilling her bucket list: she’s been to the Egyptian pyramids (totally awesome and thought provoking) and is now teaching yoga and writing speculative fiction. Starseed is her debut novel.
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