Author: Phoebe North
Series: Starglass #1
Genre: YA, Sci Fi Dystopia
As I read Starglass I kept wondering where the story was going. When I read the blurb I thought I knew the direction the story would take, but wow, was I wrong.
Starglass was a lot darker than I expected, the tone wasn’t so dark that I came out of this book hating everyone and my life. But I had expected it to be a normal YA with a romance, a bit of a love triangle and a feeling that Terra was going to save them all. That’s not what I got or what happened.
I enjoyed reading this book because it was more mature than I expected, there were no teenage drama moments which I have no patience for right now. However, I was a little surprised that the other characters weren’t more in-depth. We learnt about Terra but didn’t really get to know or even like other characters, like her best friend, her brother, or her intended. They were just other people she thought about or ran into sometimes. And because of those reasons I was more surprised that I still enjoyed this book as much as I did.
The ending of this book makes me want to pick up the next one straight away, I just want to know where this story is going. Near the end it got a bit weird and I didn’t see the twist coming at all, I do love a good unexpected twist, but to be honest, this one? It felt a little bit left field. I hadn’t quite connected the dots. It wasn’t so far out of place that it wasn’t believable though.
Who would I recommend this to?
Young Adult readers that are looking for an easy read that isn’t exactly light or a good-feeling book.
The space element might appeal to people who enjoyed Across the Universe by Beth Revis or Glow by Amy Ryan. Personally I wasn’t a fan of Glow, but I did love Across the Universe and I feel like Starglass falls in between these two.