Book Review: From A Distant Star

24036086From a Distant Star  by Karen McQuestion

Science Fiction

4/5 Stars


Background Info:

“Sometimes love needs help from a distant star”

It has been a year since Lucas Walker was diagnosed with cancer, and during that time almost everyone has lost hope. His doctors, his friends, and even his parents are prepared for the worst. Everyone except his girlfriend Emma. She stays overnight for days by his side, talking to his unresponsive body. So when Lucas miraculously wakes up one day after months in a coma, Emma has to resist the urge to tell everyone, “I told you so!”. But Emma soon learns that this Lucas is not the Lucas that she is in love with. When Emma finds a strange object on the Walkers property the same day as Lucas’ recovery she begins to put the pieces together, but getting her Lucas back might be harder then she thought.

My Thoughts:

Okay, I have to be honest, I had never heard of this book before, but it was one of those days when you go to the library and find absolutely nothing on your TBR list so you just scan the shelves looking for something interesting. Thankfully I decided to give this book a chance instead of going home empty handed. It turned out to be a really great book, and I only gave it 4 stars because of two reasons:

#1– I felt like the language and writing style was more middle-aged level than it was young adult. It didn’t affect the plot too much, but I definitely felt like a little more detail at some parts would’ve been nice.

#2– It was a little too predictable. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a few twists and turns here and there (as long as they don’t involve my favorite characters dying), and this novel didn’t have many of those. I don’t want to complain too much though, because though the ending was one of those “happily ever after” endings it was still very heart-warming and it just left you with this happy feeling that left you smiling to yourself in your room like an idiot. 🙂

Related Books:

This book definitely gave off strong vibes of The Host by Marissa Meyer.

Favorite Character:

Oh, this is a hard one but I think I’m going to have to go with Scout. I might be a slight sucker for those extremely innocent and gentle guys (*cough* Prince Maxon *cough*). He also really opened my eyes when he asked Emma questions about why some humans were so judgmental and cruel. Those questions really made me stop and wonder where we are heading as a civilization. It was also so amazing to see him learn feelings along the way such as love and fun, feelings that he had never experienced before. Scout was really a very sweet and caring character.

Cover Art:

I really liked the cover of the book with the space background and all, but it was slightly misleading. It kind of seemed like Scout and Emma would get together from the cover image. It might just be me, but I was slightly disappointed when they didn’t. 😦

Favorite Quote:

“Love trumps logic every time”

Final Remarks:

A feel-good book for people of all ages, especially those sci-fi lovers out there!