Sep 1, 2014

Chasing Stars by Helen Douglas

Chasing Stars by Helen Douglas

(After Eden, #2)
Release Date : June 5th 2014
Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books; 352 pages
The boy Eden loves just saved her life. Now she must save his. To do so she must make a huge sacrifice. Eden can never see her friends or family again, as she travels a hundred years into the future. But the dangerous risk Ryan took to rescue Eden has been uncovered, and now Ryan faces an exile ...which will leave Eden separated from him - the one person she can't live without - and stuck in the future. She must fight to save both of them.  The mesmerising sequel to the author's wonderful debut, After Eden.

As soon as I finished the last page of After Eden I wanted more, but when I held Chasing Stars in my hands I was nervous. Sequels scare me. There is so much for them to live upto, book 1 is on this pedestal and there is so much potential book 2 has to deliver on. Do not fear, Chasing Stars not only continues the amazing world of Eden and Ryan, but pushes it on to another level.

Time travel is such an open playing field with rules that are allowed to be wibbly wobbly. Chasing Stars isn't over the top, locked into any strict science laws or bogged down with overly complicated sciency worlds. The world, technology and characters are engrossing, inviting and enjoyable; trust me you wont feel like you are in a science lesson. That isn't to say that any thing is unbelievable, dumbed down or simplified, it is just all set out in a way that flows with story, science and action. Seamless!

Eden and Orion are back and then back to the future with this seat of your flight suit adventure. There are new sights, new characters to love and some villains to hate. Add a trail, escapes, and possible new love interests and you have a book that will keep you hooked to the last page and beyond. Please, can we have more?!

Grab Chasing Stars for a rainy afternoon or a few hours in the sun, wherever you read it be prepared to devour this gem in a single sitting.

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