LINK (The Shadow of Light #1)

LINK (The Shadow of Light #1)
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14+
Release Date
September 29, 2015
ISBN
9781942111016
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For seventeen-year-old Kira, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being surrounded by friends and huddled beside a campfire deep in the woods. And with a birthday in the peak of summer, that includes late night swims under the stars.

Or at least, it used to.

Kira’s relaxing contemplation of the universe is interrupted when a piece of it falls, colliding with her and starting a chain of events that could unexpectedly lead to the one thing in her life that’s missing—her father.

Tossed into a pieced-together world of carnivals and gypsies, an old-fashioned farmhouse, and the alluring presence of a boy from another planet, Kira discovers she’s been transported to the center of a black hole, and there’s more to the story than science can explain. She’s now linked by starlight to the world inside the darkness. And her star is dying.

If she doesn’t return home before the star’s light disappears and her link breaks, she’ll be trapped forever. But she’s not the only one ensnared, and with time running out, she’ll have to find a way to save a part of her past and a part of her future, or risk losing everything she loves.

Dreamy, fluid, and beautiful, Link pairs the mystery of science fiction with the minor-key melody of a dark fantasy, creating a tale that is as human as it is out of this world.

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Loved it. Read the whole thing in a day!
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LINK is the perfect blend of fantasy and sci-fi, without being too sciencey (READ: it doesn’t go into laborious detail like The Martian does.) And of course there is a healthy dose of romance.

Wier’s description of the “other world” makes you wish it was a reality. The writing and the premise made my imagination run wild with the possibilities of the universe. I was hooked by the story line, and honestly could not put the book down.

I want to say more but I don’t want to spoil and of the twist and turns in the story. You really must read this book.
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Original storyline
Great plot twists
Likable characters
Couldn't put it down -- Finished reading it in a day.
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