Star-Crossed is a four book series – book 5 and the next one is all focused on Avalon – that has Eden as our heroine. She’s been kicked out of so many private schools in the past two years and now Kingsley is her last chance. However what she doesn’t expect is to learn that she isn’t who she thought she was and a lot of truths are revealed to her about her gifts and her world, the world she truly belongs to.
I found Eden to be a rather okay character, I did get annoyed with her always applying pink lip gloss though or fixing her eye-liner. It was also rather irritating that she didn’t appear to have a backbone and wouldn’t just put her foot down to Kiran when he was taunting her, she is a good character though and refreshing to find that she didn’t say a word about her looks, the only thing she spoke about was her hair.
Kiran is interesting, although he irritated me when we first saw him and wondered exactly what was going on with him. Right now it’s his attraction to Eden – which was instant – that is making me wonder what is going on with him. He had his moments of being a spoiled brat but he isn’t that bad on the whole.
Lilly from what we see of her she is a nice girl, but we know very little about her, apart from in a battle scene where she helps to protect Kiran, there is little that is known of her and she was only in the book for less that half of it.
Avalon started as a fairly good male character, he brings a sense of normalcy into Eden’s world at school and treats her like a friend. Or at least that was how it began, then he began to act up on her and just seemed a bit like Kiran did at the start of the book, but not in a flirty way, just generally acting up like a drama-queens and treating Eden like she was a damsel in distress, even though he would know that Eden knew very little about what she was, having lived her life as a human.
Which is another thing that got to me, that once Eden learnt about what she was and could start controlling her powers, the other character’s talk to her like she should know everything that has been going on, when really she is still catching up, she has spent 16 years believing that she is a human only to learn that she isn’t.
As a first book goes for Rachel Higginson this one is pretty well written, it flows really nicely and I liked that fact that the chapters were nearly 5 minutes long (At least that is what my Kindle told me) so it was quick to read each chapter before heading out somewhere.
It’s a well written Young Adult book full of magic, adventure, romance – but not over bearing – and mystery as well.
There are four books in this series focusing on Eden, although there is a 5th and a 6th book about her brother Avalon under the It’same series name although you would need to read all the books to understand the link that flows through them all since Avalon’s books do connect with Eden’s.