Dark Star (Dark Star #1) by Bethany FrenetteRating: 2 out of 5 hearts
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Released: October 2012
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it's hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she's lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human--something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.
Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers--livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.
To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person's memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers' next move. But Leon, her mother's bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won't let Audrey out of his sight.
When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything--and everyone--she loves.
ReviewMy first thoughts about this book were that it was going to be about superheroes, which I thought would be exciting and new as I've never read a book about a superhero before, but it wasn't. Audrey's mum is the 'superhero' with super strength who goes out into the night to fight crime with her sidekick Leon. Audrey on the other hand has the 'Knowing' which means she can read tarot cards and get certain feelings from people, sort of like a psychic.
I felt like the plot for the story was repeated over and over again. Audrey would put herself in danger, she'd get saved and then she would be given a slight bit of background information about her life. This happened so many times and it got annoying. Over and over again it would be the same pattern: in danger, gets saved, background information.
One thing I did like about this was the romance. It was fairly predictable who Audrey's love interest was, but I enjoyed reading about it because it was slow and there wasn't any kissing til right at the end which made it all the more exciting when it finally did happen.
I'd love to read a prequel story about Audrey's mum because her back story sounds cool and I'd like to read about her doing some serious butt kicking (who wouldn't really).
I think I will probably read the next one but not in any hurry as I wasn't dying to find out what happens in the next book. I'd like to see what other people thought about this too.
I received this Galley through NetGalley from Disney-Hyperion.
On the coverThis cover is awesome! I love the reflection of the buildings on the side of the building. Too bad what the cover shows you never happens in the book.
What I'm reading next: Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken