From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion | Book Review #126

24976493When Lucas Walker inexplicably recovers from a terminal illness, everyone is astonished –except for his girlfriend Emma, who never gave up hope. However, as friends and family celebrate the miracle, Emma becomes alarmed: Lucas has changed. He speaks haltingly, can’t recall past events, and even his own dog doesn’t recognize him. Emma begins to suspect something is terribly wrong. What happened to the Lucas she loved? Does his strange behavior have something to do with the shooting light that fell into Lucas’s backyard the night he recovered?

As the two set off on a road trip in search of the truth, the journey takes an unexpected turn. First they’re shot at by unknown enemies and then helped by unlikely allies. Before long, Emma and Lucas are plunged into a desperate life or death race against time.

Packed with intrigue and emotion, FROM A DISTANT STAR is a riveting novel about loyalty and the power of love.

I received a copy of From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion from the publisher, Skyscape, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Within From a Distant Star, there are two points of view. The first and the view we read the most from is in the point of view of Emma. The second point of view we read from is Lucas.

Emma’s character is one that is loyal, loving, and incredibly resilient. She loves Lucas, and she does a lot -anything- to save him. And what starts as an innocent moment, turns into something that launches the book into action.

Admittedly, we don’t read that much from Lucas’s point of view. Lucas’s view is more so in the background with Emma’s view being the main standpoint of the book. That doesn’t mean that Lucas isn’t a main character. He is. The whole book is about Lucas, but from the view of Emma.

From a Distant Star started out in a unique way that had me interested in this book right off the bat. And while the whole book drew my interest, it was about halfway into the story when the action really started. From then on, the pace of the book just started to speed up. And nearing the end of the book, while I kind of had a inkling of what would happen, I did not expect that ending!

What I liked about this story, and the way that the book is set up, is that we don’t get too personal with the characters. We get to know every character involved in a way that…left me…pleased. The characters that we meet throughout this book are some that I’ll remember for a long time. There are a few characters that we don’t see again, but I really feel like that’s just how life is though. Sometimes we meet people, and they help us without expecting anything in return -kind of like a saving grace sometimes- to just, never seeing them again. Unexpected characters are the best characters.

If you’re worried that the ending is not a happy one, don’t worry! The ending to From a Distant Star is such a happy one….and not to mention that the ending is incredibly cute.

All in all, From a Distant Star is a great stand alone novel. I really enjoyed reading Emma’s story, and I absolutely enjoyed getting to know Lucas through Emma’s point of view, and from Lucas himself.

The overall feel I have on this book is that the beginning created a small snowball, and from then the snowball just got bigger and bigger. The snowball effect, but the happenings of this book went both down and up the hill. Something would happen that had me gripping my e-reader tightly, and then I was laughing, because everything was okay. Somehow, everything was all okay, and with an ending like this book had…I am completely happy with the events and ending of this book. I couldn’t have asked for a better stand alone! Especially with the ending that had me grinning and laughing from all the cuteness!

That’s it for my review of From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone on the account of this story being incredibly endearing. Thank You for reading my review of From a Distant Star. I hope you get the chance to read it!

Adele

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