Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Bright Star by Nickie Anderson.


It's bad enough that Sadira Pascal's father doesn't make it home to celebrate her fifteenth birthday. He might be a busy hovership engineer pulling overtime on a new design, but he's always been home for the important things. It's worse when she discovers her father decided to ride on the maiden voyage of his newest ship, the CAS Bright Star, without even telling her. But things really fall apart during Sadira's field trip with her class to observe the hovership launch. Instead of a successful flight, she watches the Bright Star fall out of the sky. 

The Central government confirms her father's death, leaving Sadira to pick up the pieces of her former life. While she struggles with her loss, Private Baruj Haddad tries to convince her that her father and the rest of the Bright Star crew are still alive. At first, Sadira doesn't believe there's any hope. But then she stumbles across a message that makes her think maybe, just maybe, her father is still alive. As she digs deeper into the Bright Star's crash, Sadira uncovers secrets about her father's work, secrets that put her and everyone she loves in danger.

Genre: Dystopia.

Published: November 9th, 2012 by Nickie Anderson.

Rating: 3.75 stars

My Thoughts!

Overall this is a very entertaining and fast paced book.
The writing is nice.

There was one thing that bothered me a lot and was Sadira calling his dad "Papa", I mean who does that? Well, maybe in the year 2260 it's common but...

On the other hand, I loved all the advices he gave her, some were pretty useful!

Sadira and Baruj are our main characters. I liked them.
Baruj is brave, protective and strong.
Sadira is too smart for a 15 years old girl but at the same time she is childish and innocent for some things.

Like going to Simon's house after she was told she was under surveillance...

I found her to be super brave and she kept going against all odds. The part where she crawled is an example of that.

There were some parts though, that I found gross. For example the dog scene. It was very violent.

But those things aside I believe it's a good book.

One more thing, I hated the end! Please tell me there will be a sequel because I can't believe this is how it ends!

Please Nickie! I want a sequel!!!

If you want to know more about this book or the author, check Nickie Anderson's site:


  1. This sounds like good book and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Great review! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. Thanks for the review! I think it's funny that you pointed out the dog scene. You should have seen my mother-in-law's face when she read that section :)

    I'm currently writing 'Dark Skies', the sequel to 'Bright Star'. It should be out in April or May.

  3. Thanks for another great review. :)

  4. Wonderful review. This sounds good.



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