Title: Link (The Shadow of Light #1)
Author: Summer Wier
Publisher: REUTS Publications
Favorite quote: “Our souls were separated by a distance only the stars could fathom.”
Synopsis: For seventeen-year-old Kira, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being surrounded by friends and huddled beside a campfire deep in the woods. And with a birthday in the peak of summer, that includes late night swims under the stars.
Or at least, it used to.
Kira’s relaxing contemplation of the universe is interrupted when a piece of it falls, colliding with her and starting a chain of events that could unexpectedly lead to the one thing in her life that’s missing—her father.
Tossed into a pieced-together world of carnivals and gypsies, an old-fashioned farmhouse, and the alluring presence of a boy from another planet, Kira discovers she’s been transported to the center of a black hole, and there’s more to the story than science can explain. She’s now linked by starlight to the world inside the darkness. And her star is dying.
If she doesn’t return home before the star’s light disappears and her link breaks, she’ll be trapped forever. But she’s not the only one ensnared, and with time running out, she’ll have to find a way to save a part of her past and a part of her future, or risk losing everything she loves…
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Okay guys, you need this book ASAP. SERIOUSLY, don’t even read this review and go pick it up, you won’t regret it. Actually, you should probably read this review, because who doesn’t like a book review?
I was really intrigued by the synopsis and the cover is just absolutely stunning. I really didn’t expect much going into this, to be honest I wasn’t sure WHAT to expect besides something including the stars. I can honestly say I haven’t read anything quite like it. The story felt original and unique. The writing flowed nicely and there were even some unexpected surprises. Although there was one thing I did see coming which I can’t say because well…
I liked all the characters and how they interacted. They had chemistry and all cared for each other and you could really feel that strong friendship bond they all shared. Summer Wier did such a fantastic job weaving the world of Asulon, I felt just as curious and intrigued by the whole planet as the main character Kira. I was even more intrigued by the fact that she was linked via starlight. I don’t know about you, but that sounds so cool. I really enjoyed how the author spent equal story time in both worlds and we as readers, really got to experience it with Kira. The whole mystery is really fun to unravel as the author included some riddles to help decipher what was going on.
If you’re interested in astronomy this one is definitely for you. I totally recommend picking this one up, it’s a unique and quick fun read. I need book 2 like yesterday, I’m excited to see where Summer takes these characters in book two!
I received this E-book courtesy of Netgalley*
*In no way does receiving a book influence my thoughts or rating.