Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Review Part ONE: Starfinder by John Marco


Starfinder by John Marco
Review by: Lauren
Summary: Steam trains and electricity are rapidly changing the world. Moth of Calio is obsessed with the airships developed by his friend Fiona’s grandfather Rendor, and dreams of taking to the air one day like his heroes, the Skyknights.But not everyone is happy to see humans reach the skies.

For thousands of years, the mysterious and powerful race known as the Skylords have jealously guarded their heavenly domain. But Moth and Fiona are about to breach the magical boundary between the world of humans and the world of the Skylords.

Review Part One: To be honest, I'm not so sure this summary does the book justice. As you can see, I am labeling this review Part One because I'm only halfway through the book. I was asked to review this book by the author awhile ago and then asked to be part of a book tour by Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'? I agreed because I already had the book, but I'm afraid that time got away from me and I've been hurriedly trying to read the books I was meant to reaad this month (I think I'm doing okay though).

Anyway, back to the book...today is my "tour date" so here is the first half of my review and hopefully you'll get the next half in the next day or so. Starfinder is an adventure story, first and foremost, that drags you in and keeps you reading. It's full of mysteries and creative characters (some loveable, some not so much). The book is mainly told through the main character, Moth's eyes, but you do get to see parts of the story taking place in other areas which is nice because it adds to the intrigue of the book and makes you wonder what will happen.

If you are a fan of books like Harry Potter and The Hobbit that create a whole new world for you then you should definitely think about picking up Starfinder. Once again, this is another book for the boys, but it's good for any gender or even any age. Moth and Fiona might physically be 13 and 14 years old, but they have lived lives beyond their years and are willing to throw away all they know to make a dying man's last wishes come true. Moth has lost his family and Fiona believes that Moth is more important than blood: they are truly loyal and brave friends.


I, for one, am excited to see what happens throughout the second half. For now, I'd give it 4 stars though.

I'm sorry this is a bit late, I meant to post it last night so it was ready for today (and I'm sure Trish is freaking out!!) but my power went out and this was really the first time I could do it. It blacked out on me while writing the review.

6 comments:

Shelley/Book Fanatic said...

Sounds interesting! I look forward to the rest of the review!

Nymeth said...

I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! I thought it was a very fun read :)

Thao said...

I like Harry Potter. I think I'll like this one too ^^

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Shelley: Thank you. I hope the second half will be up soon. I appreciate the comment.

Nymeth: Yeah, it is exciting and I do like it much more than I thought I might which is great.

Thao: You just might, it's very imaginative!

-lauren

Ladybug said...

This book sounds like a good read! It's already on my wish list :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ladybug: Awesome, I hope you do enjoy it.