Monday, October 4, 2010

"StarCrossed" Review

by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release Date: Oct 1, 2010

Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Digger is an accomplished thief, with no real ties to anyone or anything but her beloved Tegan. When Tegan is killed trying to save her magical ability from being discovered, Digger flees. She accepts a ride with a group of young nobles, fully expecting to steal a few coins and jewels and ditch them. But soon she discovers they are much more than a group of wastrel nobs and she gets pulled into a life of intrigue and further deception.

Wow! I loved this book! It was definitely not your typical YA book. There was so much going on in this story! The author invented a whole different world for the reader where religious and political turmoil ruled and magic was possible but oppressed.

I loved how the author explored so many different types of relationships, not just the romantic ones. All of the characters were so much more than what they seemed on the surface.

My favorite character was Weirolf, a special "guest" in the castle. He was an amazing character full of humility and also confidence. He knew his place in the world and wasn't afraid to step up to his destiny. I loved Digger's special relationship with him and I'm really hoping to see more of him the sequel.

Digger was a fantastic lead, she was such a strong and independent girl. She was true to herself and even though she sometimes had a mixed up view of right and wrong, she was always able to admit her mistakes.

I have so many questions about the ending, mostly about who I will and won't see in the sequel. I can't wait to read "Liar's Moon."

I was a little confused at the beginning of the book about the political and religious groups. Too bad I didn't find the glossary at the back of the book sooner because it was very helpful in sorting everything out.

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5

Setting: 5/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line: This story was fantastic, the intrigue and adventure were full-force and the characters were amazing!

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