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Behind the Stars (Behind the Stars #1-6) by Leigh Talbert Moore was a little different from my normal read. Paranormal fantasy is not my first choice, but I won't say no. When the synopsis said it was Red Dawn meets Lost I thought why not give it ago. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Lost, but I did love Red Dawn the 1984 version starring Patrick Swayze. (I’m a big fan of Patrick)
Prentiss Puckett is happy, It’s summer; she has a job, graduation is not far away and a boyfriend who she plans to marry. Life is good, or it was until she gets kidnapped along with some of her friends.
It was an interesting storyline and told from Prentiss's point of view. I did feel it was a little slow to get going, but that being said it didn’t put me off. I was more curious as to where it was heading, and how it was all going to pan out, and it was not as expected so I liked that.
I liked Prentiss she was a determined and feisty thing at times, and you could see a change in her as the story progress. I did feel for her at times, as what she has to go through, and the choices she has to make for herself and others
For me it had the right amount of mystery, science fiction, and action. There was romance a bit of a love triangle, but it was heavy, and in the end the right guy got the girl. I have to say parts towards the end of the book did make me think of Lord Of the Flies, and I think when you read it you will understand why.
I’m glad that I was able to read it in one go; I think that made me enjoy the story more than if I had read it in the six separate novellas. I loved the diversity of the secondary characters; it was refreshing to see, and fitting for where the book is set. I like Gallatin! I had a good feeling about him from the start.
I liked the way it was ending. You’re not left hanging or anything like that, but there is the feeling that if Leigh wanted to she could continue the story.
Overall I enjoyed Behind the Stars; it was the first book I have read by Leigh, and I would definitely read more, as I liked her writing style. I liked at the end how Leigh explains how the idea grew into a story. I think that is always interesting to read.
If you like a little mystery, science fiction, and paranormal then I would recommend this one ago.
Leigh Talbert Moore wrote her first graphic novel at the age of nine--about a lady scientist burned by acid. Sadly, the text of "Fury Woman" was lost, and Leigh's novelist aspirations went on hiatus.
After working more than a decade in journalism, editing, marketing, and public relations, she began writing books again, and in 2009 completed Dragonfly. Today, Leigh is the author of several popular young adult and new adult novels, all with a strong romantic slant.
She lives with her husband and two young children in the middle of the country, where she conjures new worlds, characters, and situations while playing chauffeur, chaperone, group activity leader, and referee.
And she's still trying to remember the plot of "Fury Woman"...
I LOVE hearing from readers! Send feedback, ask questions, or say hello at leightmoore(at)gmail.com.
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