About the book:
Title: Starr Fall
Author: Kim Briggs
Published: November 4th 2016 by Inkspell Publishing
Source: Received from the author, in exchange for an honest review
Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.
When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.
Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster High’s social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isn’t the Goth loner he pretends to be, he’s a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starr’s hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.
By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.
This is a great start for an amazing series. Though I cannot go all the way to 5 stars, I did enjoy it and I believe it will become a great success. The blurb says more than enough, so I will not spend more lines about the plot. But yes, Starr Bishop finds herself in a more than strange situation. Going to take an exam, only to find out it was actually to become a member of a mysterious Organization.
There are so many turns in this story and also in the behavior of the characters that one cannot get bored. Starr’s life will never be the same, always on the run, always worrying about the people she cares for. She’s lucky to have Christian by her side – an unexpected support, judging by the first pages. Still, he has his own secrets I believe – or at least this is the impression I was left with at the end of part one.
Sunshine can’t stay in the shadows forever.
The action focuses more on Starr’s escape from the Organization and her getting close to Christian. I would have wanted to find out more about this mysterious group and why they were so interested in her to begin with. She does show courage, strength and determination. But from here to become an assassin or spy… there’s plenty of road to walk on. There is also one coincidence later the book (can’t say due to spoiler material) with which I am not quite confortable, mostly because it did not feel as real as the rest of the scenes.
Later. One little word with so much promise.
To conclude, I did find this first book very enjoyable, even though it left me with a lot of unanswered questions. But hey, why would we need a second book if it were not for these mysteries? So just an advice, read the first one, and then dive in to the next J Enjoy!
About the Author
Kim once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.
An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides 17 year old Starr Bishop is not only the model student, but the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim. Her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available now through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall will debut November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing, followed by Starr Lost in January 2017.
When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snow drifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.
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