Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Starglass By: Phoebe North, Review and Giveaway!

Title: Starglass (Starglass #1)
Author: Phoebe North
 Source: E-galley from publisher
Published: July 23rd, 2013
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got.

But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain's guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship's idyllic surface. As she's drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime--one that will determine the fate of her people.

My Thoughts:

I was really excited to dive into Starglass, I know quite a few  YA books have taken place in space , but for some reason I haven't read any of them yet. Phoebe North great an amazing story that was full of an interesting cast of characters that were not what they all seemed on  the surface and I loved getting to see each side and the surprise of learning  that what you saw and what you thought about a character was not always what it seemed. 

Terra is growing up right before the readers eyes throughout the book, learning and growing, and changing. Terra lives on board an elaborate spaceship which was so intricate I couldn't imagine it even feeling like a spaceship at all. Hundreds of years ago one of her ancestors had taken a chance for the future of her decedents and boarded this ship to a new life  and  hopefully a new planet. The Council which is essentially the government of the ship controls everything the people  of the ship do and has from the beginning. Terra lost her mother young and it now just her and her father.  Her father was one of those characters that was hard to like because of the way he treated Terra but, at the same time you could tell how much he loved Terra , I kept wanting to know more about him because it always felt  like he was hiding something, more that I wanted to know, why  he was the way he was and what the meaning behind the words he used was. Terra has never really felt like she was normal or that she fit in, she has always felt out of place and she just wants to  belong. When she gets to  join the secret rebellion group she feels like she has finally found a place for herself, somewhere she belongs where people understand her but, it doesn't last and Terra  always felt like she was waging  a war inside herself over what  was right and what was wrong. 

Overall, Phoebe North created a novel that was layered and fascinating with each and every character leaving a mark on its reader. I definitely recommend it, as much as it sounds like a science fiction read it was far from it and if you enjoy engaging and complicated characters then this book is for you!

Expected Publication: July 23rd 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Purchase: Amazon

About the Author

Phoebe North spent the first twenty-two years of her life in New Jersey, where she lugged countless library books home to read in the bathtub, at the dinner table, in front of the television, and under the blankets with a flashlight when she should have been asleep.
After college, Phoebe went south, enrolling in the University of Florida’s MFA program to study poetry. But after studying children’s literature with kidlit scholars (and geniuses) Kenneth Kidd and John Cech, she started writing books about magic, robots and aliens for teenagers. And realized she loved it almost as much as she loved Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Now, Phoebe lives in New York State with her husband, and many licensed novels. She likes to cook, watch Degrassi, sew, take her cat for walks, and, of course, write. Despite many soaked pages, she still loves to read in the bath.

www.phoebenorth.com | twitter.com/phoebenorth  

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