I love the fast paced, magic No Ordinary Star series! This book is the second installment 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.
No Plain Rebel picks up where the first book, No Ordinary Star, 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!
Find out more about the book and the author here: M.C. Frank