Scattering Stars by Wendy C Jorgensen – Reviewed by Pam Eaton

Description of Scattering Stars by Wendy Jorgensen, taken from Amazon.

“Deep in the Colorado Mountains lie many secrets. One of them could change the world.

When sixteen-year-old Eve Hunter returns to her childhood home of Ridgway, Colorado, she discovers a tight-knit colony of scientists and their families led by her grandfather, Jarak. Ten years earlier, her mother drowned suspiciously in a nearby canyon, and Eve becomes convinced the townspeople are hiding something. By lineage, Eve belongs to the colony and despite her reservations, she feels drawn to the colonists—particularly one of them: Daniel Winter, an eerily familiar, intense boy whose determination to monitor her and all the colonists is more than a little disturbing.

After Jarak reveals her true heritage, Eve learns her return to Ridgway is not a coincidence. She’s a key piece in Jarak’s plan. As secrets are revealed, Eve becomes entangled in a deadly game—and time’s running out to master the rules. One wrong move could jeopardize the future of the planet.”

Author Wendy Jorgensen drops us into the mountains of Colorado, and even though I’ve never been there, I can picture it. I would like more description of Terra Dyne though, I want to picture it more and what the inside is like. The cast of characters are different and each are an interesting addition to the story. I really like Eve’s friends, Emily and Sarah. Daniel though seems a lot older than a teenager at times and can lean to being a little preachy. I’m not sure if that’s the right word, but it’s as close as I can get. His and Eve’s relationship is a little frustrating, but that makes it great as you’re reading to see where it goes. Warning to all, there is somewhat of a love triangle going on. And Eve is a little shady when it comes to dealing with the said love triangle. But is there really anyway to delicately handle a love triangle, especially when you’re a teenager?

This book doesn’t end as a cliffhanger, but it does leave questions for the next book in the series. The only thing I wish was different in this book, is towards the end. We have this huge climatic scene and new people showing up, and I feel like it was cut short. I wish we had seen more of the action and the consequences of the action. (I’m trying really hard here not give away any spoilers) There was a lot more I wanted to learn about these new people and I was little let down. Maybe in the next book we’ll learn more. I would recommend this book, it’s quick and the writing is really clean. We were given this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

4 Stars (4 / 5)

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