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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Starseed by Liz Gruder (Book Review by Tori) and Giveaway!

Starseed Blog Tour is being hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and ends on April 5.  

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Title: Starseed
Author: Liz Gruder
Publisher: WiDo Publishing

About the Book: Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. After all, her mother insists Kaila hide her hair under a tin foil shield and a wig before leaving the house. When Kaila meets Jordyn Stryker one day at school, she starts to understand the origin of her mother’s seemingly irrational fears.

Jordyn Stryker was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent undercover to Louisinia’s Bush High to learn human ways. When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn steps in and awakens her to a new reality, and to love. Out of loyalty to him, Kaila looks the other way when the real purposes of the starseed begin to unfold.

As the horrific plan behind the starseed visit to Earth moves forward, Kaila and Jordyn, caught in an impossible love, must face who they really are and decide where their true loyalties lie.

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Tori's Thoughts:  Ok, this one wasn't really for me.  I think that I was just not in the mood for an alien book.  The pace of the book was almost too quick and I found myself deluged with information.  I would rather be given some information and then use my imagination to fill in the blanks, rather than be given everything.   I also thought that the relationship between Jordyn and Kaila progressed too rapidly to be believable.  

However, it did have a good message.  Though Jordyn and Kaila came from the same origins, Kaila had been raised on Earth with a human mother and stepfather, and Jordyn had been raised in a hive with other starseeds. For this reason, Kaila was able to grow up unique - but this caused her to be an outsider, so when Jordyn came along, she did anything to belong.  When her beliefs are challenged though, will she stay true to herself or become like a starseed?  You will have to read it to find out.

~I received a complimentary eCopy from I am a Reader, Not a Writer in exchange for my honest review.~

About the author: As a youth, Liz Gruder saw a series of UFOs with her best friend while riding bikes. Ever since, she’s held a fascination for the stars. An avid reader, she used to hide under her covers and read with a flashlight. She has degrees in English and Psychology from Tulane University, a nursing license and a yoga certification. After going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Liz realized how short life is and is now slowly fulfilling her bucket list: she’s been to the Egyptian pyramids (totally awesome and thought provoking) and is now teaching yoga and writing speculative fiction. Starseed is her debut novel.

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