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Starbound [Kindle Edition]

J.L. Weil
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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AMAZON’S BESTSELLING AUTHOR J.L. WEIL

FML is becoming Katia’s motto for senior year.
Things couldn’t get any worse, or so she thought. After another uppity party that ends badly, she finds herself stumbling down the street with a broken heel. So when the guy she’s had a mad crush on since preschool offers Katia a ride, she couldn’t say no. But she should have. Seth Nightingale was trouble.

Seth just made the biggest mistake of his life, and there is no way to fix it. He kissed Katia Montgomery. What hell had he been thinking? The problem is, when Katia is around, his mind turns to mush. Torn between his affection for Katia and his desire to not die, Seth is forced to deal with the very thing he’s been avoiding his entire life.

A dark curse and deep-seated deception leads Katia and Seth closer to their ill-fated destiny. They will have to overcome ancient magick, toe-curling lust, and love if they want to survive.
Genre: Teen Paranormal Romance

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About the Author

I am the author of New Adult & Young Adult Paranormal Romances, Post Apocalyptic and Fantasy novels including the Amazon Best Sellers Luminescence Trilogy and Divisa series. Most of my books are for ages 16+. They usually have what I consider the good stuff - sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned ;) I reside in the Windy City with my husband and two awesome boys. I am a book lover of epic proportions and usually favor romances, fantasies, and happily ever afters. I have a serious addiction to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). To seal my geekdom, I am a gamergirl, well, when I have the time. I hope you enjoy my world!!

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Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And stuff.

Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers the good stuff - sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned ;)

An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely novel 28 Jun. 2014
By Steph L
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Enjoyed this although it's much for teens. Still the story was original and characters were well developed and gave two different viewpoints.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 star **** 14 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Liked the whole new supernatural creature, didn't get to read much about the magic but did get the whole teenage romance which I loved, at last they get together!!!! Not as great at the Divisa Series of J.L. Weil but good enough ... Glad I read it and hope there are some more books to come :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing ending 23 Mar. 2014
By Law
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The story had a good idea and built well but the ending felt rushed and a bit anticlimactic. Shame as it was enjoyable up to that point.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay-easy to read 28 April 2014
By kat
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It's a nice book easy to read, just needed a bit more action when fighting the curse and there were times that I thought it was a bit shallow. How can the love of your life be dying (and implying that you'll die afterwards too) and not spending every last second with them? or even close to them?just call to check if she died yet? That stopped me from being excited with the book.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Starbound 31 Mar. 2014
By katherine - Published on Amazon.com
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After reading all of the reviews for this book, I thought, 'Hey, give it a whirl!'
Eh. It started out pretty decent, and I was pleased that the author managed to write in that POV, and still keep it witty. Sometimes when books are written like that, it sounds like a teenage girl is talking into a recorder and every word is being written down, as it was spoken. Thankfully, this book was not so. As we progressed, however, my opinion on her writing changed. I had to go double check and make sure I wasn't reading the second book in a series. Her former friends? Their powers? The Circle? Where was the backstory? And I'm not even asking for that much, just a little bit! I was confused. All we know is, Katia rose to popularity, leaving her former friends behind. Why does Elena hate her? It was hinted at, but seriously. And the ending! I won't spoil it, but I was disappointed. That whole climax, and a snap of the fingers and the problem disappears. When I got to the end of the book, I couldn't believe it. I thought surely there had to be more to the book than that! It took me a minute to figure out, 'No, that is the ending'.
The romance was cute, intense enough for me to enjoy reading it without thinking they were living off cotton candy and the sky rained flower petals for them. All in all, it was an okay read. I probably won't read it again. If you are looking for a story with a hot guy and a hot girl overcoming anything thrown at them, without a good backstory this is your book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very witty and romantic! 14 Mar. 2014
By Fire Fairy Book-a-holic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I got a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. And I want to thank her for it because it was a joy to read this book!

The main subject of the story is the supposed imminent death of the heroine - and eventually, the hero - because of a certain curse. Suprisingly, the book kept its tone light and witty.

Let me explain the gist of the story first.
Katia and Seth are destined to be soulmates. In the story, the term used is starbound.

"Being Starbound meant there was one person chosen to be yours by the stars - like a soul mate juiced up on steroids. It infused magick, heart, soul, flesh, and spirit, binding two nixies for all eternity - the five points of a star. Starbound was rare, and if you found yours, you never let go."

Sounds romantic huh? It should have been a happy ever after story right from the start. Unfortunately, some bitter ancestress made a curse that will kill Katia if they complete the starbinding, eventually killing Seth too.

"A starsoul could never live without his or her love. Their hearts - their lives were woven together. If one stopped beating so would the other, and their souls would follow one another into the after life, where they could be together forever. Every nixie knew about starbinding and how exceptional it was."

So how would our young lovers undo a curse as ancient as Greek myth? Well, you have to read the book to find out. *wink*

The story is in the POV of Katia and Seth. I love how the narration keeps switching between them. It definitely kept the story entertaining. And you get to connect with both the main characters and makes understanding them better.

I love Seth. Outside, he's a tough guy. Someone who you don't wanna mess with. Inside he's a nice guy. He deliberately rejects Katia so that she'll hate him, preventing her to fall in love with him, therefore protecting her from the curse.
Katia, on the other hand, is oblivious to the curse. So she really hates him but at the same time, is drawn to him. They kind of have a love-hate relationship going on. I really enjoy their banters because of Katia's colorful vocabulary and witty remarks.
The minor characters are lovable as well, even the not so nice ones. My favorite is Zeke, Seth's best friend. He's such a sweetheart in the story. I hope he gets to have his own book, too. And probably, with a cheerleader. Lol!

As I've mentioned earlier, the story is light and the lines are witty. Lots of scenes cracked me up. I can definitely say that there was no dull moment while reading this book.

If there's anything I can complain about, it's probably the anticlimactic ending. I was hoping for a more dramatic turn of events but the author made it gentle and quick. But when I think of it, it was probably better that way to maintain the light tone of the story. So I guess, no complains after all. Lol!

My rating for this book is 4 1/2 stars! I definitely love this book and if anyone asks me for recommendations on new YA books, this will be the first book I would suggest.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good! 9 April 2014
By C. S. Rinner - Published on Amazon.com
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There were many things I really enjoyed about this book and a few things that could've been a little better. I'll start with what I liked! Seth he was just the type of hero I like! dark conflicted bad boy type. I really enjoyed your writing style, very fun and entertaining. I like the star crossed lover thing even though it's not new. :)

I thought a few things could've been a little better. The editing for one, I'm usually not distracted by editing flaws but I noticed a lot. Also if you are not a fan of loving from a far, and wallowing over not being with your soulmate then I wouldn't read this book. I like a bit anxt but it was a bit much. I would've also liked more detailed specifics of curse and how it was overcame. It was also pretty predictable.
All that being said it was cute and enjoyable! I would recommend it for the three bucks I paid!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 2 Jun. 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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this book makes you keep turning the pages no matter how early you have work the next morning. it was hard for me to put this book down. you can connect to the characters and really feel like your in their shoes. this book is not just a girl book so boys start reading. I love how it's from both girl and boy perspectives you get the emotion of both characters at ever vital moment. this book is a must read!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!!! 29 May 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Don't start this book unless you have the time to finish it the same day!!!!! I loved this book soo much!!! Well done.
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