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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Stellow Project by Shari Becker

Title: The Stellow Project
Author: Shari Becker
Series: (might be a stand-alone)
Genre: Mystery/Science Fiction/Dystopian
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: June 23rd 2015
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon US | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository



Synopsis:

     "When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow’s dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism.
     As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain they’re being watched. In her search for answers, Lilah is thrown into the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid research facility and finds herself drawn in by Daniel, an intriguing boy who is the son of the lead scientist. As she dares to seek answers, Lilah slowly realizes that even the best intentions can go horribly wrong."


Review:

This book, was, I'll say different. Actually I don't really know how to describe this book. There were parts that felt a little; strange. (Though that might have more to do with the version I had being the uncorrected proof)

The first couple chapters were a little boring, and I wasn't all that interested in what was happening or Lilah and her annoying friend and Lilah's little sister. Things didn't actually start getting interesting until Lilah and her sister went to the compound. 

The mystery surrounding that place was what kept me reading. The budding romance between  Lilah and Daniel was sometimes out of place and a little forced. It was unnecessary to make it a romance in my opinion. 

Flori, there were times when she seemed a lot older than 7, and others when she acted much younger.  There were times when Lilah wasn't very consistent with how she decides who she trusts, and that was annoying. Though at the same time, she was pretty sheltered because of her father and the medication she was taking. So she'd never have to make decisions on her own. But once she learns all that her parents were involved in, she really pulls together at the end of this book. 

This is a new release, and the way things ended, this book needs a sequel and I hope it gets one.

2 comments:

  1. Unique cover but I am not sure it is my style of book.

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    1. Im still trying to figure out if I really like it or not. It was a strange story, that I think needs a sequel unless the author wants to leave people guessing.

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