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Fading Starlight – Samantha Heuwagen | A Book Review

Fading Starlight - Samantha Heuwagen

Title: Fading Starlight

Author: Samantha Heuwagen

Genre: Science Fiction

About the book: It’s the second novel in the series following Kayin, Henry, and Melissa.

I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: It picks up right where the first book left off. For that reason, I recommend reading Dawn Among the Stars beforehand.

Characters: Kayin, Henry, and Melissa are flawed in their own way, but they all develop throughout the story. There are a few new characters introduced. I also appreciate the racial diversity with Latino characters.

Quote:

“Find your happiness where you can and live in the present.”

Writing: The novel alternates between three perspectives all written in first person. It starts off with Kayin on another planet and then switches back and forth between Melissa and Henry on Earth.

I was a fan of the Spanish sprinkled in here and there, especially since I could understand most of the phrases without having to look them up.

The writing is simple and easy to follow. There’s a lot of romance with Kayin and Melissa both having romantic interests. Heuwagen addresses important issues such as mental health and sexual assault.

Final thoughts: The ending leaves questions unanswered, which makes me wonder what will happen next. It sets the stage for the next novel in the series.

If you like sci-fi stories about aliens and humans with action as well as romance, you might enjoy Fading Starlight.


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Dawn Among The Stars Free Ebook on Kindle

Dawn Among The Stars Free Ebook on Kindle
Dawn Among the Stars by Samantha Heuwagen is free on Kindle from January 24th to 28th.

Last year, I posted a book review of the novel on this blog. Here were my thoughts.

About the book: It’s the first in a series, following the perspective of three characters: Kayin, Henry, and Melissa in that respective order.

First impressions: I like the premise of the novel with other beings arriving on earth. I also love the title, and the cover page reflects what the story is about.

Characters: The three characters are different with each having their own goals. What’s more, the secondary characters are likeable.

Quote:

“Sometimes it is better to be disappointed than to never know at all.”

Writing: There’s a mix of description and dialogue. The world building is done well because the author doesn’t bombard readers with too much information all at once.

Check out the full review here.

The next novel, Fading Starlight, will be released in June 2019. The author will send you the first chapter from it if you tag her or share Dawn Among the Stars on social media. You’ll just need to give her your email address.

The book is only free from now until January 28. So get it soon!

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Dawn Among The Stars – Samantha Heuwagen | A Book Review

Dawn Among The Stars - Samantha Heuwagen

Title: Dawn Among The Stars

Author: Samantha Heuwagen

Genre: Science Fiction

About the book: It’s the first in a series, following the perspective of three characters: Kayin, Henry, and Melissa in that respective order.

I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I like the premise of the novel with other beings arriving on earth. I also love the title, and the cover page reflects what the story is about.

Characters: The three characters are different with each having their own goals. What’s more, the secondary characters are likeable.

Maybe it’s just me, but Kayin, Henry, and Melissa seems younger than they actually are.

Quote:

“Sometimes it is better to be disappointed than to never know at all.”

Writing: There’s a mix of description and dialogue. The world building is done well because the author doesn’t bombard readers with too much information all at once.

Even though the book follows three characters, their perspectives are written in the first person.

Final thoughts: The book wraps up many loose ends but still leaves questions to be answered in the second instalment of the series.

If you love sci-fi reads about survival, check out Dawn Among The Stars.


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