Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Stellow Project by Shari Becker

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing , Skyscape, and NetGalley.
The Stellow Project
Blurb (From Goodreads):
When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow’s dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism.

As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain they’re being watched. In her search for answers, Lilah is thrown into the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid research facility and finds herself drawn in by Daniel, an intriguing boy who is the son of the lead scientist. As she dares to seek answers, Lilah slowly realizes that even the best intentions can go horribly wrong.

The Stellow Project by Shari Becker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Stellow Project(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing , Skyscape, and NetGalley.)

“No one listens,” he said. “No one cares. Only a disaster will make them care.”

This book started out pretty good, but I did lose interest a bit as it went on.

I felt quite sorry for Lilah in this, her life was ruled by her illness, and she was obviously really inhibited by it. The fact that she didn’t even know exactly what was wrong with her, or what medication she was taking was also a little odd.

“It’s hard for us to help you if we don’t know your exact condition, or what you were taking.”
“They came in the mail,” I mumble. “The pills. Dunno where from.”

The storyline in this was about Lilah and her sister, and the question over what exactly their father was doing, and what it had to do with them. I did guess some of the plot points in this book, but not all of them, although the slow pace after the first 18% started to irritate me a bit.

“Maggie said people are capable of unimaginable things.”

There was a little bit of romance in this, but not a lot, and the love interest seemed to annoy Lilah quite a lot when they first met!

“Suddenly his lips are on mine.”

The ending to this was okay, although not everything was tied up, so there much be a sequel in the works. We were left with a bit of an interesting twist towards the end though.

6 out of 10

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