Bright Star by Nickie Anderson
Published: November 9 2012
It’s bad enough that Sadira Pascal’s father doesn’t make it home to celebrate her fifteenth birthday. He might be a busy hovership engineer pulling overtime on a new design, but he’s always been home for the important things. It’s worse when she discovers her father decided to ride on the maiden voyage of his newest ship, the CAS Bright Star, without even telling her. But things really fall apart during Sadira’s field trip with her class to observe the hovership launch. Instead of a successful flight, she watches the Bright Star fall out of the sky.
The Central government confirms her father’s death, leaving Sadira to pick up the pieces of her former life. While she struggles with her loss, Private Baruj Haddad tries to convince her that her father and the rest of the Bright Star crew are still alive. At first, Sadira doesn’t believe there’s any hope. But then she stumbles across a message that makes her think maybe, just maybe, her father is still alive. As she digs deeper into the Bright Star’s crash, Sadira uncovers secrets about her father’s work, secrets that put her and everyone she loves in danger.
The synopsis for Bright Star was so intriguing that I just knew I had to read the book and find out more about this YA Dystopian world. I am so thrilled that I did! This is such an emotional adventure and one you need to read for yourself!
Ms. Anderson has a wonderful, descriptive way with words. I had no problem seeing her world and her characters don’t act like I think they would. Sadira is strong for someone so young and she goes through so much in such a short period of time.
I do not want to give anything away but I really do not like Sadira’s papa. If I dig down deep inside myself, maybe I could understand why he did what he did. But as a parent I just do not see myself making the same decisions as he did.
Over all, this is a great plot that is a little slow in the beginning but as soon as it picks up you don’t want to set it down. I cannot wait for the next book because I am so curious as to what happens next!
About the Author:
I have my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, which I have been putting to good use by writing, reading, and tutoring. I love cooking (because the cook gets dibs on the food!) as well as jogging and biking (because I have to make up for all of the eating!)
I mostly read and write YA fiction, but I’m willing pick up anything if it strikes my fancy. My first novel, Bright Star, is came out in November 2012. My second book, Dark Skies, is due out in April 2013.
I live in North Carolina with my husband, where we perpetually renovate our home.