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Title: No Ordinary Star
Author: M.C. Frank
Series: No Ordinary Star, #1
Genre: SciFi, Fantasy, Dystopia
Date Published: November 25, 2015
A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.
Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.
Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.
No Ordinary Star is an intense and phenomenal book. I started this book on the author's website. I read the first few chapters and I was immediately enthralled. I need more. Even though this book is only 150 pages, it packs a punch and leaves a mark on the reader.
This book takes place in 2525. The world is completely changed. The world experiences no hunger or sickness. However, the downfall of this is the world doesn't experience love and beauty. The world in this book is a dystopia for sure. I felt immersed in the world that M.C. Frank created.
Even though No Ordinary Star is only 150 pages, the character development is clear. Felix and Astra have a very unique relationship. When they were introduced, I assumed they would be enemies. I was very incorrect. As the book progresses, Felix and Astra develop a friendship. Personally, I really enjoyed Astra and Felix's relationship. It was very unexpected but enjoyable at the same time. Overall, No Ordinary Star is a really interesting dystopia and I think it is definitely worth the read!
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