Friday, November 16, 2012

And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst

And All the Stars : 5/5 stars

And All the Stars is another great book by Andrea K. Höst. If you haven't checked out her Touchstone trilogy, you should, ok?
So, as I was saying, And All the Starsis a survivalist science-fiction story that will grip your heart and never release it until you finally reach the last page. It's fast-paced, well-written and hard to put down.
In the first pages, you're thrown right in the middle of the action - an explosion at St-James' station and the main character, the very likeable and very real Madeleine Cost, is miraculously saved but covered in violet dust. The dust that mysteriously appeared out of weird towers that sprouted overnight and no one knows what it does. Is it poison? Is it deadly? Even if she feels like she is a dead girl walking, Madeline never gives up and keeps on trying to survive in this brand new world.
I can't really tell much more about the story without spoiling everything, and that would be catastrophic because the constant surprise and mystery of the story is one of the many good points of this book.
As for the characters, if you've already read a book by Höst, you know what I'm talking about when I say as usual, they are wonderful. She has this incredible talent to make every character important, likeable and supremely real. They are not perfect, they are just as common and normal as you and I, but she manages to make them great, important and likeable. They could be real people. And you'll probably fall a little in love with every single one of them.

As usual, the world building is also great, precise, detailed (if you can talk about world-building if it's set on Earth? i don't know.) and I loved the writing.
I definitely recommend this book and any book by her. She's truly amazing and you'll love her characterization. 

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