Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule

Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova. 

Now Sloane’s learning to deal with creepy government agents, ├╝ber snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. But Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life....

My Thoughts:  
I had a really hard time getting through this one.  I'll start by saying I really liked that Sloane was described as "curvy" and not the average size "0" female heroin.  I didn't like all the ridiculous words she used to describe her breasts though.  And the hair chewing! Gross!!  I wasn't really impressed with the over kill of pop culture references either.  In fact I found myself skipping over several paragraphs that were saturated in over description only to find I hadn't missed a single thing.  I also started skipping over Sloane's Fright Night Babble posts.  Babble was an accurate description.  I thought they were a waste of time and they didn't enhance the story at all.  At about chapter 13 I started to wonder why it felt like I'd read this story and then I read other readers' reviews.  I agree that this was much like The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout.  Sloane & Hayden's relationship wasn't all that unique or captivating.  Readers will find the last chapter is a flash back to New Moon by Stephanie Meyers.  I did like the ending though.  In fact it was the best thing about the book.  I'm thinking of reading the next book to see if it can pull this series into a spot light all its own.  I see huge potential if some of the fluff can be carved away.

Recommended for ages 15 & up.
Mild to moderate language & sexual content

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