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Fluorescence: Fire Starter Kindle Edition
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Of course, the aliens never really let go that easily, especially when Alice, our main protagonist of this book discovers that there is more that meets the eye. The dialogue and topics discussed between the characters are also surprisingly real, i.e. the affections for a boy, dreary eyes, boyfriend material, humorous bantering, teenage flirting etc...
Furthermore, the balance of science fiction alien theme combined with teenage drama is well judged, with neither themes overpowering each other, and with the promise of the series is going to be narrated from different characters.
Firestarter is certainly a great introductory book in what is turning out to be quite an enticing YA science fiction themed series, especially with its refreshing and unique appeal.
Overall, regardless whether you are a science fiction, fantasy, or teenage romance fan, there is something for you all in this book.
However, the novel begins to gain momentum roughly halfway through the story. As the first book in a series of four, Fire Starter is narrated by a young girl between 14 and 15 years of age who experiences her first love. The events of the novel and her interactions with her boyfriend cause her to mature in her outlook. This is reflected much later in the novel when the reader is exposed to much darker and more mature plot points.
In short, the book is off to a slow start but be patient. The story does get more interesting and the pacing, combined with a multitude of twists and unexpected turns of events will make it worth your while.
Wish it was a little more sci fy in it like cooler powers or more alien stuff; but i'll hold out hope for that in sequels.
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Picked this up for free, not expecting much, but it's after 1 am and I just have to write a quick review. I'm not young, by any stretch of the imagination, but I thoroughly enjoyed this YA Sci Fi book. The plot is intriguing and suspenseful, the writing is excellent and it seems surprisingly believable. There's enough description, without too much, and the character development is very well done. Not sure if I'll buy the rest of the series, but I'm seriously considering it. All in all, Fluorescence is a great start to the series and it seems to easily cross age, gender and interest lines. Even those (like me) who are rarely interested in Sci Fi should give this book a read.
This book is clean, containing nothing more than kisses and a little mild profanity. Don't take that to mean it's boring though. This is a very well written book!
The main problem I had with this book was the age of the characters. It was difficult for me to picture them as fourteen and fifteen because they felt older. Reading the heavy make out scene felt weird thinking they were so young. Yes, I am aware that fourteen-year-old make out but that doesn't mean I want to read about it. Maybe because I remember being an awkward fourteen-year-old with frizzy hair and braces, I was so not attractive.
I did like Alice and Brian together though. I thought they were cute even though their relationship moved kind of fast at first. I loved Alice's friendship with Sam too. I wished there was a little more of Sam because she was entertaining to read.
The Saviors were impatient jerks, though. I mean that ending made me cringe because I thought it was a little ridiculous. It didn't stop me from immediately buying the second book, though.
I am so ready for Volume II Contagious!
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