Friday, July 8, 2016

The Boy Who Spoke to Stars by Reuben Miles

Book one of the Astral String Series.
Secrets. Forgiveness. Death.
Nothing has been right in Kasper's life for quite some time. Then the eclipse comes, and his father is stolen away. When the police arrive, instead of trying to help, they drag off his mother too. Down at the station later, the desk sergeant claims to know nothing about Kasper's mum, and insists that the detective who arrested her doesn't exist.
Loki, Kasper's cousin, is the only one who really understands him. Her parents promise to keep him safe until his mum and dad return, but soon they are gone as well. There's no-one for Kasper and Loki to turn to -- except Tenrō, a dangerous older boy who know more than he should, and claims to be a star...
As they set off into the night, they have no way of knowing what they will have to face. The secrets they are about to uncover will change their lives. Their actions will seal the fates of every living thing in the universe. 
Somewhere in the dark, the truth is waiting. And the stars are watching.

This book was a little confusing, and some of the concepts are a little far-fetched. I'm hoping that the sequel will answer some questions and clear some things up.

Overall, it's a pretty good book... not GREAT, but not bad. 

I read Illuminae (which I have been wanting to read FOREVER), shortly after I read this, and as I am writing the review for The Boy Who Spoke to Stars, I keep mixing the story up with bits and pieces of Illuminae. I don't want to compare the two, but if you like Illuminae, you would probably like this book.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I hope it elaborates on the theories and themes in this book. I think this book shows great potential and could be the start to an excellent series.

I received a copy of this book from the publishers, via LibraryThing, in exchange for an honest review.