Book Review - Starless Sky

I am pleased to be part of the Starless Sky blog tour.  I hope that Paige Agnew's guest post about how Starless Sky came to be whetted your appetite for my review.

From the Publisher:

Starless SkyLife is funny sometimes. Little kids drop ice cream cones, people in general often run in to screen doors, there's even the occasional moment when one might trip going up the stairs. Kahlen could expect those things, deal with them even. But what she didn't expect, not even in her wildest, horrific nightmares, that just as something so terrible could happen, something so wonderful could follow after it.
When Kahlen Thomas has a difficult time dealing with the lost of her best and only friend, she has hopes that the new boy at school, Kennley Morgan, will be the perfect distraction from her pain. She slowly realizes that Kennley doesn't as much distract her from her problems as much as he adds to them because of his own interesting past.

My Review:

You never know whether you'll connect with the characters of a book when you crack the pages of a book.  You never know when a book will touch you deeply.  You never know when you will find a character that will find a place in your heart.

Starless Sky is a book that has all of those elements.  It is an emotional roller coaster from almost the beginning.  The character of Kahlen experiences loss and pain and as a reader, you find yourself being drawn into her story.  Paige Agnew is able to capture not only the sensibility of the teenage mind, but also the pain and heartbreak that anyone can experience.  

Starless Sky is a beautiful first novel and was hard to put down.  There were a few places that could have been a little tighter edited, but overall, this book captured and kept my interest from beginning to end.

Whether you read young adult fiction on a regular basis, or this would be your first one in a long while, you should consider checking out Starless Sky.   I am looking forward to seeing more from this author.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of completing my review.  All opinions are my own.