Monday, July 17, 2017

No Ordinary Star Review

Title: No Ordinary Star (No Ordinary Star#1) 
Author: M.C.Frank 
Synopsis: A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. The year is 2525. Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace. Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.

No Ordinary Star is the first installment in the new dystopian series by M.C.Frank. Even though this is the first book I have read by this author I am enthralled to have discovered her.

Each chapter varies in length, but they are not awfully long so the reading experience is fast paced. One of the things that I adored about this book is how concise and to the point each chapter is. I love a long book when the story requires it cause I get to spend more time with the characters but in No Ordinary Star, there was no need to drag the scenes into more than they were. We get to experience the essence of the characters in every word, their development is tangible not only for the reader but also for the characters itself.  

I loved that through the stories we get to have alternating points of view cause we get to feel the book deeper.  The whole concept and setting of the story is unique and charming, I hate when books only focus on politics or on how the world became what it is. I have always been more interested in feeling the story the characters are telling rather than knowing why the world went to hell. I am still interested in that part since it is crucial for the story development but No Ordinary Star perfectly balances character development, intriguing plot and lyrical writing.

Have I talked about how amazing the writing style is? I am enamored with how twisted and poetic every paragraph feels, is like a work of art. The author bends the meaning of each line to give a new detail to the narration. Absolutely magnificent!

Can´t wait to read the next book to see what happens next!

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