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The Star-Crossed Saga:ProtoStar by Braxton A. Cosby

Saturday, October 1, 2011

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?

Goodreads Summary

This story begins with a pretty exciting point, a Prince from another planet is forced to kill a character the reader will come to know as the "Star Child."  The Star Child is a human whose very life unknowingly endangers Prince William's planet and people.  This should be enough of a hook to draw the reader in...assuming the intriguing cover doesn't. 

The Star Child's name is Sydney.  She is only seventeen and, as expected, unknowledgeable about her potentially lethal destiny.  Prince William makes the mistake of getting to know Sydney-she is a likable character-which makes it impossible for him to outright kill her. 

I think it was pretty easy to connect to the characters, especially once I hit the half way mark.  They were around my age and had similar mind sets.  Their romance was a bit of a curve in the book, but I think it blended in well at the end.  The ending surprised me, but I should have expected it as there were quite a few twists in the book. 

The reader will enjoy watching their romance develop and the complications that ensue.  The events are sometimes slow, but overall fun to read about.  The ending is a huge cliff-hanger, there will likely be another book! This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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