Book Review #127
Title: No Ordinary Star
Author: M.C. Frank
Genres: YA, Scifi, Fantasy, Dystopia
Publication Date: November 25, 2015
Pages: 150 pages
A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.
Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.
I am blown away by the author’s writing, her usage of vocabularies, the way she construct a sentence that turns into paragraphs and so forth. Its just so beautiful and so amazing to read. The ‘writer in me’ wishes that I could write as good as her.
Now, lets venture towards the story. The beginning was very intriguing and it made me crave to read and know more about this world, the year 2524 to be exact. I find it a cold, colourless and very dull world. People can’t have their opinion and they all don’t know what a family is nor would they even feel what its like and that is very sad to know. To be honest, I find the story in the beginning to be confusing. I have so many unanswered questions to ask but alas, as I continue reading, the pieces of the puzzle fits whole.
I wish to get to know more about the two main characters – Felix and Astra because the book is too short to actually evaluate their true selves. Hopefully, in the next book I’ll be able to know more about them to actually make sense of who they are and why they are the way they are. Felix probably wasn’t that interesting at all since he was controlled and made to act in a civilised and more of a robotic than a human like manner.
To drift away a little, I am so in love with the covers of this series. They are so worthy to stare at all day long.
This book was such a short, intriguing and very interesting read. I look forward to what the author has to offer for the second book in the series and then all her other works she can offer to us readers.