Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Lost in Starlight

Book Description Provided by Goodreads: High school is tough. Romance with a sexy alien—even tougher. 

Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova. 

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life....


Story Line: This story line pulled me in from the beginning with its high pace. Already in the first chapter Sloane suspects there is something different about Hayden and starts investigating what it might be. From there the story gets better and better when Hayden's alien secret is revealed and he and Sloane have to navigate their feelings for each other. One thing I do have to say is that in the first couple of chapters there was too much scene description and characters thoughts as apposed to dialogue. However, after those chapters ended the story picked up again. Also, while reading this book, I was reminded of another similar book, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout because both have to do with hot alien guys and how they fall for strong and independent human girls.

Relationship: Sloane and Hayden's relationship starts off rocky but that soon changes ;) Sloane is attracted to Hayden because he's gorgeous (lol!) but she's also really curious to find out all of his secrets. Hayden on the other hand doesn't outwardly show that he's attracted to Sloane and acts as if he's irritated with her, which may have to do with the fact that she wants to unearth all his deep dark secrets hahaha!! However, when they both finally admit their feelings to and for each other, they make an awesome secret not so secret couple. Also, I felt that they, as is mentioned in the book, are like an alien version of Romeo and Juliet because of the whole forbidden love thing. While this is used a lot in books, I found that their relationship was still fresh and worth reading!


Sloane: From the book description, I knew that Sloane's character was going to be unique! I loved that she wasn't afraid to be herself, even though it means that she doesn't fit in with societies version of "normal". In this aspect, her character reminded me of Raven from Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber. I also thought it was really cool that she had a love for horror movies and that throughout the book there are posts from her blog about her takes on cheesy clichés used in horror films; these posts added an extra spark of personality to her overall character. I also loved the fact that her character is so strong, independent, and determined. She doesn't give up on what she wants, be it information or having a relationship with Hayden. She was definitely a kick ass heroine and I loved reading the story in her POV!!

Hayden: I automatically fell in love with the moody "bad" boy!!! There is definitely a lot more to Hayden than what he usually shows to people and I love that he mostly only shows that side to Sloane. Although he tries to portray himself as a "bad" boy, he is a romantic at heart. With all the sweet moments between him and Sloane, I nearly died of fangirling lol!! I also love that he is protective of those he cares about and even some strangers (animals included) and that he is very much loyal! Hayden isn't afraid of standing up to bullies to protect someone or get in the way of a moving vehicle to save another person or animal!! ;) He's simply awesome and will make you melt: "I am lost in you, with no desire to ever escape." (My exact feelings toward Hyaden hahaha!!!)

Overall: I really enjoyed reading this book!! It was fun and quick to read and the characters made me smile a lot (especially Hayden)!!! The high paced story line along with the budding romance and quirky characters will have you zooming through this book in no time!

Rating: I would give this book a 9.5 out of 10!

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(Hayden and Sloane)

And if after all of that your still unsure if you want to read the book, then READ THE FIRST 5 CHAPTERS!!!

About the Author:

Award-winning author, Sherry Soule currently lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. She writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her published novels do not include any graphic sex, explicit violence, or excessive profanity, so that all of her novels can be read and enjoyed by both teens and adults.
Sherry’s debut novel, “Beautifully Broken” was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the 2011 Wizard and Witch/Sorcery category by The Romance Reviews (TRR). Her adult PNR novel, “Immortal Eclipse” is a *TOP PICK* by Night Owl Romance Reviews.

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