Review: and all the stars by Andrea K. Höst

and all the stars by Andrea K. HöstTitle: And all the Stars
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780987265135
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Note: Recommended for older teens

Come for the apocalypse.

Stay for cupcakes.

Die for love.

Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings.

None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind.

Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem. At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to find out if the world is ending.

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Review: Caszandra by Andrea K. Höst

Caszandra by Andrea K. HöstTitle: Caszandra
Series: Touchstone, #3
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780987056429
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Note: Recommended for older teens

Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she’s for. But she knows she’s running out of time.

Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions to their home world no longer end in slaughter. The teaching city of Kalasa has been unlocked. After years of searching for answers, they are starting to make progress.

But space is tearing itself apart. Ionoth attack in ever-greater numbers. And “the useful stray” has been injured so many times that the Tarens hesitate to use her for fear of losing her.

With one particular Taren now her most important person, Cass is determined to contribute everything she can – and hopes to find some answers of her own. What is the link between Muina and Earth? Why are the reclusive Nurans so interested in ‘rescuing’ her? And what role in the crisis do the inhuman Cruzatch play?

Can Cass keep herself together long enough to find out?

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Blue Mondays (4): Caszandra by Andrea K. Höst

Blue Mondays

Monday mornings are the toughest mornings. Knowing the weekend is over and you’ll have to go to school or work again… But here is my solution: Blue Mondays!  Every Monday I will pick an awesome book, which I hope will make the week almost bearable for you. Cause reading it will make you forget about everything else! And before you know it, weekend has started once again ^^

Caszandra by Andrea K. Höst

Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she’s for. But she knows she’s running out of time.

Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions to their home world no longer end in slaughter. The teaching city of Kalasa has been unlocked. After years of searching for answers, they are starting to make progress.

But space is tearing itself apart. Ionoth attack in ever-greater numbers. And “the useful stray” has been injured so many times that the Tarens hesitate to use her for fear of losing her.

With one particular Taren now her most important person, Cass is determined to contribute everything she can – and hopes to find some answers of her own. What is the link between Muina and Earth? Why are the reclusive Nurans so interested in ‘rescuing’ her? And what role in the crisis do the inhuman Cruzatch play?

Can Cass keep herself together long enough to find out?

Okay… It’s been a while since I posted something, but I have a lot to do IRL at the moment, so I won’t be posting as frequent as I used to. I’ll try to post at least one review a week and of course a Blue Monday, but I don’t have much time to read at the moment, so writing a review is a bit hard ;). I also gave a little thought about my Blue Mondays and decided, while I’ll keep the title I will only post them if I see a book that’s worthwhile. Like the Blue Monday for this week:

I was so excited when I discovered this book was finally out! I loved the second book, Lab Rat One and was very frustrated at the end of it. I wanted to know more! So now I’ll finally know how it will all end. Will Cass be able to return to earth? But what about Kaoren? And her powers? Will we finally discover what she’s able to do? And what happened to the Lantarens? Oh so many questions, so I’m off reading and will post a review about this book soon 😉 I hope I won’t be disappointed, like with Healed by Fire!

Interested? Get your copy here.

Review: Lab Rat One by Andrea K. Höst

Title: Lab Rat OneLab Rat One by Andrea K. Höst
Series: Touchstone, #1
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780980878981
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Note: Recommended for older teens

In the months since Cassandra Devlin walked off Earth onto another planet, she has grappled with everything from making blankets to helping psychics battle the memories of monsters. Not able to find a way home, she has instead gained friends and a purpose. Unfortunately, that purpose brings with it the pressure of being more than a little valuable, and those she has befriended are also her guards, ordered to explore and control her abilities to find out just what it is a touchstone can do.

Test subject was not the career path Cass had been planning.

With no privacy, too-frequent injuries, and the painful knowledge that she must always be an assignment to her Setari companions, Cass can only wish for some semblance of normality and control.

And as her abilities become more and more dangerous, tests and training may be the only thing capable of protecting Cass from herself.

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Review: Stray by Andrea K. Höst

Stray by Andrea K. HöstTitle: Stray
Series: Touchstone, #1
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780980878998
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥

On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing: alone, she will be lucky to survive.

The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she’s being watched?

Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people’s skulls, and few have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass finds herself processed as a ‘stray’, a refugee displaced by the gates torn between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained attitude that strays are backward and slow.

Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?

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