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Stray (Touchstone Book 1) by [Höst, Andrea K.]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in Touchstone (5 Book Series)

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About the Author

Andrea K Höst is an Australian writer of fantasy and science fantasy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 931 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrea K Hösth (20 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T3A518
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,191 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I downloaded Stray [book 1 in the series] because it was a free read. I'm so pleased that I did. I loved this book - loved it enough to buy the sequels, which meant that it turned out to be not a free read in the end. I read all the books back to back and now that I've finished them I don't know what to do with myself. I got so engrossed in the story and characters, and am glad that an 'epilogue' was published to round things off.
Anyone who thinks that this is a book for young adults only need have no worries. I'm certainly not 'young adult', being in my mid-fifties, and would recommend the series to anyone. If it was aimed at the young adult market I can only say good because it meant that I was spared the gratuitous, often obligatory, sex scenes which many novels have.
I loved this series.
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Easy pace, quick read. Easily kept me turning pages to see what happened next. Worthwhile purchase even if sci-go isn't you go to genre.
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The books basically follow the main character after she is brought unexpectedly into a new and unknown world. She doesn't speak the language, she doesn't understand the society she's landed in, and she has to struggle to find her place and integrate with her new world. In addition, in a world full of people with psychic abilities, her own ability is a bit of an oddity, which brings sometimes unwelcome intense interest from the local authorities.

I really enjoyed these books. I liked the main character, and that's what carried the series for me. The books are very much about that character - don't expect the plot to advance quickly or to have non-stop nail-biting action. That being the case, you probably should read the sample and decide if you like the main character or not before buying.

One thing which I was unsure about when starting these books was the choice of a diary format. I've always struggled with books in this format, from Dracula onwards, because a diary entry is removed in time from the events it describes. That additional barrier between the reader and events often, I think, makes it hard to engage with the story. On the other hand, it does give more access to the inner thoughts and feelings of the main character / diary writer. As the main character was what sold these books to me, I think that this is a rare case where a fictional diary actually works.
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On starting this freebie - teenage girl walking home from school finds herself in a strange place and, apparently unfazed, decides shes on another planet and goes into survival mode - I thought I'd soon be giving up. But as it progressed I got hooked as it turned into a good, fairly traditional sci-fi.
So what was good? First, and sorry to be nationist, she isn't American but Australian (which explains how she has some bushcraft), shes got normal teenage reactions to many things but is intelligent with it (various references to poetry and philosophy show the Aus are giving a good education), its well written and sets well into an alien environment that resembles our own but differs in many details.
As I said, its quite traditional sci-fi involving wormholes, gates to other 'dimensions' (I never worked out exactly what these were), fighting off monster attacks ( again, I know the monsters existed as threats but how and why wasn't clear; and why were parties sent to kill them when they were known to regenerate and would have to be killed again?).
This is volume 1 and I'm not sure how the story will sustain for another two, but I will buy the next and see.
Overall it's a good try at showing how an intelligent teenager might adapt to an environment where language, ways of living and history are totally new and face physical and well- being threats. Some nice moral issues addressed as well.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. Hmmm this is a sci-fi/fantasy story written in diary format, which I must honestly say does the book no favours. Reading a story in the first person isn't for every reader, but for some books it is the right way to go. I believe it wasn't in this case. The story and concept are good, but the author drags out the self dialogue even when other people start appearing. I realise this is due to the language barrier but there could have been more dialogue between characters in the first quarter of the story. The story gets more colour when Cassandra, the main character, who has somehow managed to get lost on an alternate planet or plane of existence, starts interacting with other characters verbally. The facets of this sci fi are deep and are layered upon one another, I would love to go into detail but I don't want to reveal any spoilers. Actually my fingers are itching: Cassandra is put in the position of making a choice, go home and destroy her own world or the world she has come to know.This book would work well in non diary format, because the utopian ideas and creativity are clearly there to back it up. I enjoyed this strange little gem and will look out for more. If you enjoy reading beyond the end of our flat planet, give this one a try.Stray (Touchstone)
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I thoroughly enjoyed this series, one of my all time favourite reads, even a year after reading it I'm still recommending it to friends! Please don't be put off by the now childish cover of the books, when I purchased them, the cover was much more appealing to all ages. I'm in my 30s and couldn't fault these books at all, still having dreams about the wonderful worlds and imagery created by the author. My 12 year old daughter was also put under the spell of such a lovely story. Give it go, you won't be disappointed x
The reason it lost half a star for me, was that the final book was not needed, but was a very happy ever after... Without any real action, but still great!
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