Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tour & Review: Starlight by Chelsea M. Campbell

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Book description:
Adrienne Speck is the biggest loser in her high school, so she can hardly believe it when a magical boy falls from the heavens to grant her three wishes. He is cool, confident, and definitely popular-crowd material—everything Adrienne's not. With his help, she has a chance to get everything she's ever wanted: get kissed, get popular, and get a date for the upcoming dance.

But Adrienne discovers magic isn't all it's cracked up to be, and the road to popularity is paved with humiliation. To make her dreams come true, not only will she have to get the lead in the school play, ask out the most popular guy in school, and stand up to the current queen of popularity, but also keep her personal genie from trashing her room, dressing like a nerd, and revealing to her mom that he's living in their attic. For someone who's supposed to be helping her, he couldn't be making her life any worse. That is, until she starts to fall for him.
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Excerpt 4: 

            I grit my teeth.  "Three wishes, and then you're gone."

            "Yeah, miss grateful."  He waves three fingers at me, waggling them back and forth.  "Choose wisely."

            "Wish number one."  I take a deep breath.  My heart races and I can feel my ears getting hot already.  But this is too good to give up, even at the risk of telling this space jerk my deepest desires.  "I want to be popular."

            I expect him to laugh or call me dirt princess again.  He says nothing, just stands there, waiting for me to go on.

            "Number two, the winter dance is in four weeks.  And I want to go.  With a date."  That's the important part.  Anybody can buy tickets.  Getting someone to go with you is another story.

            Saiph nods.  "And number three?"

            "I..."  I wring my hands together, unable to look at him for this one.  "I want my first kiss."

            He perks up.  He reaches over and grabs my face, and before I know it, his lips are on mine. 

            Then they're gone again.  The whole thing is over before I even realize what's happening.  I shove him backwards anyway, shrieking, "Get off of me!"

            Saiph smiles, all confidence and starlight.  "Well, that was easy.  One down, two to go."

About the Author:

Chelsea M. Campbell grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains a lot. And then rains some more. She finished her first novel when she was twelve, sent it out, and promptly got rejected. Since then she's written many more novels, earned a degree in Latin and Ancient Greek, become an obsessive knitter and fiber artist, and started a collection of glass grapes. Besides writing, studying ancient languages, and collecting useless objects, Chelsea is a pop-culture fangirl at heart and can often be found rewatching episodes of Buffy the Vampire SlayerParks and Recreation, or dying a lot in Dark Souls.

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My Review:
This was a very sweet and endearing read. I finished it in a couple of hours. It was very predictable but I really enjoyed it.
I really like Adrienne. She's very relatable in the sense that you always want to fit in but can feel all alone in the world. She's bullied at school but I like that she still has a sense of humor. Her musings are pretty funny.
I adored Saiph. At first he came of kind of cocky and a bit of a jerk but he's also extremely sweet. I like how he doesn't let Adrienne introvert herself. Also he's not afraid to make himself look like an idiot. He really doesn't care what other people think of him. I find him quite endearing and a lot of fun. I love his nickname for Adrienne. Its very unique but fitting for him being what he is.
There's hints of a love story in this but that's not the main focus. Its more about standing up for yourself and not being bullied. Also just be yourself. Your beautiful for who you are.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!