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It’s been too long since I posted a weekend reading tips, I’ve just been too busy with my own book being published and at the same time working on the sequel. But now I have finally had the time to read another great book that I’d like to spread the words about: No Ordinary Star by M.C. Frank. I was recommended this book by Darque Dreamer Reads, who was sure I would love it, and boy, was she right!
I really loved this fast paced, magic story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other. I absolutely adored both of the main characters and each of their unique personalities.
This book is the first in the futuristic YA trilogy taking place in the year 2524, when the world is a cold place in all its meaning: There’s no emotions left in human, men and women are separated, there are no families, food does no longer exists but are replaced by pills, everything is controlled. Humans can live for 300 years with no disease, no illness and no need to sleep. Even Christmas is forgotten!
What’s so special about this book is the format. It’s something between a short story and a novel, it’s very quick-paced and jumps right into the story. Once I started to understand the world described in the book and got to know the two main characters I just loved it! I absolutely adored both of the main characters, Felix (“tin soldier”) and Astra (“match girl”), they were both nice, innocent and smart. I also loved the cover, it’s so beautiful and really matches the futuristic vibe of the book.
If you’re looking for a unique, page-turning, emotional read with an important message, this is the series for you!
Find out more about the book and the author here: M.C. Frank
I couldn't keep myself from reading the next installment in the series, but finished that one too this weekend. (Talk about a perfect weekend read!) So I have updated this post with a review of the second book as well.
No Plain Rebel is the second installment in the No Ordinary Star series. It picks up where the first book left off, with Felix reading the story of the tin soldier to Astra and uncovering the secrets held in the Clockmaster's hidden library. This book is more focused on Felix, even though Astra was still a main part of the story.
I really loved that this book gave a more understanding for and a better explanation of the world and the reasons behind people's actions.
While No Ordinary Star was more of an introduction and left the reader with a lot of questions, much more happens in this one and many questions get answered.
I also love the warming and beautiful developing relationship between Felix and Astra and that the get to take their time to get to know each other, and how natural it became for them to spend time together, even though in this world woman and man live separated.
The book reveals new information to the characters about their backgrounds and the truth about the real world. Alongside Astra and Felix, we begin to see what they have missed in their lives, and learn the horrible truth of the history and future for the One World. In the book Felix starts to find himself and understand what it truly means to be human. Astra also developed along with Felix, discovering the true human joys in life, and learning to trust others.
If you’re looking for a unique, page-turning, emotional read with an important message, this is the series for you.
Now I'm eagerly waiting for the finale!
Hi! I'm Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I'm the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever and Forever Disguised).
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