Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blog Tour: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

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There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
Publisher: Month9Books
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ 

Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?

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My Review
Yay! =D> A y.a. story with romance but no sex. Yes, this is a "clean y.a. book. There is a love triangle but it makes sense and works well with the story. So basically Nat lives in the future (country unknown though I think it's the U.S.). There was an infection that spread assumingly through the world. The infection caused its victim to become extremely strong and violent. It's not a death one would even wish on an enemy. Domes were created to keep the infection out and survivors in. Of course, with time those in power like the power and want to keep it and original goal is ignored and the lies and deceit begins.

Nat lives with her grandparents after her parents died in an incident outside the dome. Nat is a bit of a rule breaker. While in the outer forest (which is within the dome) she sees something unexpected, two people outside the doom. This is supposed to be impossible. No one can live outside the dome. One gets away and one gets caught. Or does he let them catch him? From the moment Nat lays her eyes on those two men her life is never the same and everything she thought she knew was either a flat out lie or half true.

Great book with a fast pace. Nat frustrated me with the whole romance thing. She felt at times like a younger teenager and not the 18 yr old she just turned. The story is entertaining and draws you in. There are surprises and the characters are well done. If you have be a dystopian slump lately, give the story a try.

About the Author
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.

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