Saturday, 31 May 2014

Dark Star (Dark Star #1) by Bethany Frenette

Dark Star (Dark Star, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it's hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she's lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human--something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers--livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person's memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers' next move. But Leon, her mother's bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won't let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything--and everyone--she loves.

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Dark Star (Dark Star, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Audrey knows that her mom is a super-hero, and she knows that she can ‘know’ things about people’s futures, what she doesn’t know is that she may be unusual for a reason.
Why is Audrey able to ‘know’ things about people’s futures? And what else is her mother hiding from her?

This started off confusing, became bearable, then became deathly boring.

Audrey was an okay character, but she was a bit silly at times. She didn’t always think about what she was doing before she did it, and seemed a little slow to catch on at times too.

The storyline in this was just dull. Well, it might not have been the storyline, maybe it was just the way it was written, but I was so bored. I tried to alternate reading chapters of this with reading chapters of something else in the hope that it would help me get through it, but unfortunately even that didn’t work. After the initial confusion of the first few chapters we had info-dump after info dump, after info dump, followed by boredom, followed by another couple of info dumps. Really not entertaining unfortunately.
There was also a bit of a surprise romance, which only happened right at the very, very end, and was quite unexpected. I suppose it was a nice surprise in the end, but it was a bit sudden really.
The ending was okay, there were a couple of surprises, but they weren’t enough to save this book for me. The constant info-dumps and snooze-fest just killed this for me. I really hope the second one is an improvement!
Overall; dull,
4 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thanks for letting me know NOT to read this!!