Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Star Bright by Christina Ow Book Review
Blurb from the book:
A haunting mistake that brought them all together…
Maria’s fear and hate for men is solidified by Ricky’s abuse and his obsession to kill her. In an effort to save her son, she runs away and crosses paths with Dave, a man going through his own tribulations with his wife. He is determined to protect her, show her that not all men are evil and that true love exists. And he in turn, finds a woman worthy to be a mother to his daughter.
Maria finally finds peace in her new roles as a mother, a wife and a home maker but that dream is short lived when a ghost from her past threatens to take it all away from her in the most brutal and torturous way.
But Maria isn’t alone anymore, her father finally shows up to do what he was supposed to five years ago. Protect his daughter.
I was really surprised by how much I was drawn into this story once I started reading it! I kept coming back to it and picking it up, needing to find out what would happen next. Star Bright is full of action, suspense, love, hate, and abuse. The characters are believable and there is something about the book that kept me coming back for more; I really loved that about the book! I felt a lot of sympathy for Maria and you could feel her fear and her emotions well throughout the book. Dave was a great character also and I liked how he showed his priorities in his life. I would have given the book five stars but I had to take off for a couple of things. There were many punctuation errors and grammatical errors and it became bothersome after awhile. Also throughout the book the POV would change without cluing the reader in on it. It would take me a paragraph and a half and then I would have to re-read it to figure out that someone else was talking. Also, I felt that for a YA book talking about affairs is more of an adult romance book subject. Obviously this is just my personal opinion. Other than that the story drew me in until I had finished the last page! (For those who want to know this book does contain moderate cussing) Three and a half stars.
You can pick Star Bright up via Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Also via Smashwords
I received this book for free.
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