First off, a huge thank you to Kim Briggs, the author of Starr Fall, for allowing me to read this story in exchange for an honest review.
Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.
When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.
Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster High’s social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isn’t the Goth loner he pretends to be, he’s a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starr’s hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.
By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.”
The start to Starr Fall is incredibly charming. Right when I started reading, I felt like I was transported into the book itself. That I could just turn and talk to one of the characters.
While Starr Fall was a pretty good book, I had a few problems with it.
The story itself moves incredibly quickly. Although, I feel as though that’s why we don’t discover the reasonings behind the huge question: “Why did this happen to Starr?” If you can get over that hurdle, I would think that if you were to read the second book, maybe we’d actually learn all about the big ol’ Why. I’ll admit: I was a little upset that we don’t learn much about the story itself.
What we get instead is a ton of romance. The romance made me feel as though I was in la-la land. Don’t get me wrong — I loved the romance aspect in this novel, I just wish there was more to the story. And yes, I realize that there’s a chance that we learn more about Starr’s story and more about the Organization and what they want with Starr in the first place.. I’m just saying that a lot of potential story time was spent on the romance between Starr and Christian.
On one short note, I hate, hate, how possessive Christian was getting by the end of the book. The way he acted towards Starr started off okay…as long as they’re living in their little Fantasy dream world. However, when Starr starts talking about reality, Christian turns into a totally different person. He becomes bossy, possessive, and downright demanding, and come to think of it, secretive.
I have high hopes for the next book, Starr Lost. It’s my hope that Starr slaps a sense of reality into Christian and Starr gets the -proverbial- ball rolling. I don’t want to see them dilly-dallying like they had for a good majority of this book. Starr was chosen for a reason, and I want to see what that reason is. I think we all need to see what Starr is made of. Truly made of, not ‘she just did it because she was angry,’ I would love to see Starr give the Organization a good piece of their mind.
Overall Starr Fall is a book that I wouldn’t miss out on. This book has proven to be interesting even though this first book is the set up for the rest of the trilogy. I hope that in the next book(s) we learn more about the connection Christian and Starr have together. That, and a few other things that I won’t spoil, aha!
I ended up giving Starr Fall 3.5 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Thank you, again, to Kim Briggs for allowing me to read Starr Fall.