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Young Adult Fiction 1725
Fantastic Sci-Fi
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
When I started reading Beyond Our Stars I was blown away by the writing. It’s a short novel coming in at 111 pages but it sucked me in almost immediately and I felt like I could picture their world. I felt stressed from the encounter with the locals and my heart strings pulled from Hope and Chance’s breakup. All the feels! I can tell you right now that I can not wait to read more of Marie Langagers writing. What a great YA Sci-Fi novel this is.

The book starts in the present where after Earth having to be abandoned the survivors board ships in route for a new planet they call Haven. Once arriving there they find that the planet is already inhabited and as they deboard their ships are quickly surrounded by walls and what they call stacks. Sectioned off groups are taken into the stacks and basically put to test. The whole novel is really a test of survival and human nature. Things like that always fascinate me because how would we as humans handle a situation like this. This is kind of like one scenario.

I loved Hope! She surfaces as a natural leader and easily respected. She takes charge even when she doesn’t always feel like she wants to. There are times when she thinks I don’t want to make these decisions. I think that’s a normal thing to people to think. I would think the same thing in her shoes. She was overall pretty cool.

There are many different characters and even though we don’t get to them deeply we get to know them well enough to be invested. You don’t want any of them to get hurt. We mostly focus on the group of teenagers and a bit on Chief Upton. I think even him though we see through teenage eyes.

Oh Hope and Chances romance completely pulls at my heart. We start off with them together and not long after they end up breaking one another hearts. Ahhh. I don’t want to give too much away about how they develop but I have to say I was definitely feeling stressed and cheering for them.

So ya I loved Beyond Our Stars. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi like me then read it and even if you are not I think it’s written well enough to captivate you anyway. Come on Marie Langager I’m so ready for your next project!!

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