Starling

Starling

Book rating: 03 Hardback Starling

By (author) Lesley Livingston

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  • Publisher: Harper Teen
  • Format: Hardback | 341 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 33mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062063073
  • ISBN 13: 9780062063076
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 257,508

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Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name--the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn's identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason's family--with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods--is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future. Set against the gritty, shadowed back-drop of New York City, this first novel in award-winning author Lesley Livingston's epic Starling Saga is an intoxicating blend of sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action.

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By Jessica 31 Aug 2012 3

I loved the idea behind the story and absolutely love the role that fencing played in it. Mason has got some serious skills and any scene having to do with her fencing was written wonderfully. And who can resist a character that doesn't remember anything more than his name - and what a name it is - the Fennrys Wolf. All of the characters were realistic and I easily felt as if I knew the characters personally. In some books authors will make a character do something out of character to create a moment, but Livingston kept all of her characters true to form which is the way I prefer it to be done.

As this is a beginning to a series, I understand why there was so much story buildup in this book, but I wish there would have been more substance. I felt like nothing much happened after the opening. If it weren't for the characters being intriguing I may have lost interest. As I do like the idea for the story, I will read the next book, I want to see where it goes and hope that it will go in a more fast paced direction.

ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

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"Thrilling and intense; pulls you along like the inevitable rush toward Ragnarok."--Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey series