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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.