Review: The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?
The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.
Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.
We are so excited to have you stop by here today Ryan. There are so many people out there who are dying to know more about you. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Cocks his eyebrow. They’re dying to know more? About me? Well of course they want to know about me. Who wouldn’t? How about a few basics? My name is Ryan and I am the heir to the Summer Court. My Mother is Queen of the Summer Court and she’s widely known for her beauty and perfection. Naturally I inherited all of her good looks. My Father is King of the Summer Court and is known for being- well let’s just stop there while we’re still being nice, shall we? Also, I am the grandson of the late King Oberon and Queen Titiana.
So what is it like growing up in a castle? Did you have a happy childhood?
Waves hand passively. Oh the usual. Guards, servants, annoying tutors, doting mother, harpy of a father. There are a few perks in the way that it has so many rooms that you can play avoid-your-unwanted-obligations for hours, sometimes even days. Not to mention if you bribe enough servants they’ll miraculously never see exactly which direction you escaped towards. After a few years the novelty wears off though. It’s a good thing I don’t have to clean it. Can you imagine how long that would take?
What was your first thought when you met Kay?
That I’d found a treasure. Sure she seemed a bit spastic at first, but really, she is quite beautiful. The more time I spent with her though, I just knew she was something remarkable.
How shocked were you when you found out Kay had cancer.
It’s ridiculous. There’s never been a faery in the history of our kind who contracted so much as a cold. So you must understand, that when she divulged that she was sick with cancer, well it’s beyond my realm of acceptance. Don’t worry though, Kay will be fine. I refuse to allow her to die since I’ve just found her. I’ll make sure she lives a long time to make me happy.
Do you see you and Nick ever becoming best friends?
Right, you can expect that to happen never. Can you imagine what I’d have to spend to cover flea collars and kibble just to keep him around? I think not.
What is one thing that you would wish for?
Oh, that’s rather simple. I’d like to have a little alone time with Kay – and her wings. No dishonorable attentions, I assure you. If I couldn’t have that though, I’d rather like to find out where these pesky creatures are coming from. They’ve become a serious pain.
What do you like to do for fun?
Well, when I get bored I tend to track Brendan down, and rough him up a little in the name of brotherly fun. Lately though, I have a certain redhead that I’ve been trying to spend time with. Unfortunately it seems that every time I get her alone for any extended period of time something happens. I’ve been entertaining thoughts of kidnapping her and taking her to a remote island where all she has is my charming company. What do you think of that idea Dani? Think Kay would enjoy the privilege of my focused attentions?
Thank you so much for coming by. You have been so sweet!
Grins cheekily. Yes, sweet, that’s me. Thank you for having me, lovely Dani. I’ll be sure to tell Nick you have some doggy biscuits for him, so that he’ll come by and visit you, as well. Until we meet again.
If you are in the mood for a YA book that has fairies, werewolves, romance and mystery then you have to read The Burning Star by Jessie Lane. This wonderful story has a thrilling plot with many twists as well as characters that are just magical.
Kay is sick and is dying from cancer. Her mom and her move around a lot, looking for a cure for her. With only a few months left to live they move to Asheville, NC. While on a walk Kay sees a hot guy getting attacked by a strange wolf. Soon she finds out that her meds aren’t making her crazy. She really is a kidnapped fairy princess and that there is a whole new world out there that is waiting for her return.
The Burning Star has a cliffhanger ending and leaves you with so many questions. The good news is that the sequel is coming out very soon! I know I can’t wait to see how the love triangle is played out!
About the Author(s):
Jessie Lane is the writing team of Crystal Leo and Melissa Pahl. The two sister-in-laws share a great love of breathtaking romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. (They’re kind of megalomaniacs)
When not losing themselves in a story, they remember they have real lives. Crystal lives in Kentucky with her husband and two little girls who plot daily the many ways they can drive their poor mother crazy. At the end of the day, Crystal calls Melissa and threatens to ship her two nieces to their favorite Aunt with lots of air holes punched through their box. Melissa answers Crystal’s crazed calls in Washington state where she lives with her husband and big furry baby of a Rottweiler named Yuffie, and reminds her that children are not shippable.
This is their first novel, but they are all geared up and excited to be releasing other projects soon!