Wednesday, 20 May 2015

From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Karen McQuestion, Amazon Publishing, and NetGalley.
From a Distant Star
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.

As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

From a Distant Star(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Karen McQuestion, Amazon Publishing, and NetGalley.)

“A shape-less something flew out of the craft, latched onto his nose, and wiggled upward until it covered his eyes. The sensation was stronger than a breeze, almost like a splash of water to the face, but not exactly like that either. He stepped back, blinked, and shook his head trying to get the thing off him, but it was stuck, covering his eyes and making his vision murky.”

This was a YA sci-fi story, about a boy whose body has been taken over by an alien.

Emma fought really valiantly to keep her boyfriend Lucas alive, and it was so mean the way his mother treated her like dirt. I thought that Emma did well to keep fighting for Lucas though, even when the things he said sounded very strange!

The storyline in this revolved around Emma trying to cure Lucas of his cancer, and then cure him of the alien inside him! The pace in this was very slow though, and I did find my attention wandering a lot.

There was some romance, but not a lot, because Emma knew that Lucas wasn’t really Lucas.

The ending to this was fairly happy, and this did improve a bit towards the end. I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book really though, the slow pace and the fact that it didn’t hold my attention well made it feel like a really long book.
6 out of 10


  1. The cover for this one looks absolutely gorgeous! Sad that it wasn’t *all* good. Definitely need to pick this one up though soon–it sounds quite original. Great review! :D

  2. I have had my eye on this for awhile, but am not sure if I will end up reading it. With so many books out there I am not convinced. Thank you for your honest review.