Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, this fact does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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—was convinced 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.
Kassidy Voinche mentioned this book in one of her book hauls and since the cover and the plot intrigued me I really wanted to read it and review it as well.
And I’m glad I did because the story was interesting and cute, and the writing style was to my liking.
However, I hoped it would be more romantic, but unfortunately, it wasn’t. Sure, Emma loves Lucas so much that she would do anything in order to be with him. But Lucas isn’t really Lucas when he wakes up and for the most part of the book Emma spends time with this other boy who is inside her boyfriend’s body. And there is no romance between them of course, only friendship. As Emma tries to save her boyfriend, she embarks on a very dangerous journey and this journey was very interesting and suspenseful.
The idea of the book was not new or unique, but I still enjoyed reading From a Distant Star because I totally love such sci-fi stories involving other planets, aliens and so on.
All in all From a Distant Star was definitely an entertaining read about friendship and the power of love. The novel was suspenseful and intriguing, though it lacked romance in my opinion.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Note: I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!