Thursday, January 3, 2013

And All the Stars by Andrea K Host

genre: young adult science fiction

Maddie's life in Sydney had orbited around one thing: her art.  On her way to paint a portrait of her cousin, however, the world as she knows it comes to an end.  In one blinding moment, Sydney is blanketed in a shower of...dust.  The dust is only the beginning in this end-of-the-world story that will require Maddie to learn the meaning of true friendship and face the kind of challenge that you only ever see in late-night movies.

Welcome to one of the most bizarre and enjoyable books I have read in a long time. Part War of the Worlds, part Red Dawn, I don't want to tell you any more about it so I don't spoil it, but dang are there some crazy and creative pieces to this book.  Just know it is an alien invasion story, a love story, a wow-that-is-a-serious-plot-twist story.  With a quirky cast of characters, And All the Stars moves right along as Maddie and those she meets figure out what on earth is happening and what a bunch of teenagers can possibly do about it.

Plus, look at that cover?  Amazing, right?   

I was so surprisingly entertained by this one.

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Melissa Fox said...

I hadn't heard of this one before it showed up on the Cybil's YA SFF shortlist, and now you've got me all intrigued. I guess I will go back at work and get a copy in at the store...

shamers said...

started reading the free sample from kindle and then had to buy the whole thing. thanks for the recommendation!

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