Thursday, September 29, 2011

Protostar by Braxton Cosby [Review]

1 out of 5 Robots
ProtoStar by Braxton Cosby
Series: Star-Crossed Saga, #1
Genre: YA SciFi Romance
Paperback: 356 pages
Release Date: September 25, 2011
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Dewey
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
On the brink of Civil War, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his Council, King Gregorio Derry has agreed to send his only son William, on a mission to restore honor to his family. What starts out routine, becomes a lot more complicated as an inopportune crash landing delays the assassination. During this time, William begins to form a 'connection' with Sydney that challenges his inner being. But this conflict is the least of his problems, as a conspiracy back on his home planet Fabricius threatens the lives of those he loves and his father's royal legacy. Along with that, he must unravel a hidden threat here on Earth that seeks to secure a vested interest that threatens both his and Sydney's safety. Will William be able to complete his mission or will he choose love, sacrificing everything he stands for?

My Thoughts:
This Young Adult Sci-Fi Romance introduces you to a story of a Prince sent from a galaxy far away to Earth to find and destroy a being referred to as the Star-Child. This human apparently poses an extreme threat to Prince William's people and all hope resides on his success. Upon making contact with the Star-Child, Prince William finds it difficult to stay focused on his mission and ignore the feelings he is developing for the very thing he has been sent to destroy. 
Sydney is a 17-year old girl in a small town and completely unaware of what she is or that she is considered a threat to anyone, let alone the new stranger that has come into her life and into her heart. Prince William must face the difficult decision of destroying someone he loves or failing and letting all his people down... in turn facing the dire consequences of disregarding his orders.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book. It is rare for me to not be able to find something positive to say in a review, but that is the case here. I will say that the storyline has potential to be a very interesting tale; it just is not presented in a way that captures me- at all. There seems to be too much detail in areas that aren’t necessary and then other areas seem to lack enough depth to really entice the reader. The ending dropped off in a very high climax part of the story leaving me frustrated and confused. I assume the author intends this to be a series and I can only hope that the next story provides a more interesting tale for the reader. 

1 comment :

  1. Thanks from the honest review. Honestly, the blurb itself didn't entice me, and that was doubled in your review.




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