Title: Starr Fall by Kim Briggs
Release Date: 4th November 2016
Kim Brigg’s debut novel truly is a wonderful start to the series.
Starr Fall is the first book in a new Young Adult/Fantasy series by Kim Briggs. It tells the story of Starr, a model student with a typical teenagers’ life, until the Organisation decide they want her to be an assassin. In a fight for her freedom she goes on the run from the Organisation, and the last thing she expects was to fall in love with the mysterious Christian on the way.
From the start of the book I got the impression that this would be a romance “chick lit” genre of book, since it sets the scene of boy talk and sleepovers. I didn’t expect that within 30 pages, the seemingly happy chick lit vibe would be drastically turned into a completely action packed novel, that left me on the edge of my seat.
I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like this book, the plot behind it is wonderfully unique, it’s a breath of fresh air that’s needed in the YA genre. The characters are so relatable and fun, that you can’t help but get attached to them and become completely immersed in their story.
Starr was such a stand out female protagonist, she has such a wonderful sense of humour and even when everything goes downhill for her I still felt I could relate to her, and was extremely invested in everything that happened to her.
The development of Christian is also one of the best parts of this book, Kim creates his character so beautifully that you can’t help but fall in love with him. Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that the change of his character from the start of the book to the end is wonderful to see and progress with in the novel.
There is a case of “instant love” in the book, which can sometimes be a little unbelievable and boring in YA. However in Starr Fall it is completely the opposite, it works so well within the novel and is entirely believable. They go through so much I think it would be hard not to fall in love! I loved this because it really adds a twist to the already popular genre which is just what everyone has been waiting for.
Starr Fall leaves you with so many questions that it’s a wonder anyone will be able to wait until January for the second book. There are so many intricate aspects in the novel, that questions flood your mind. Who are the Organisation? Does Christian have anything to do with them? What about Starr’s grandparents? The questions stay with you long after finishing, and keep you involved even after you’re done with the book!
Kim Brigg’s debut novel truly is a wonderful debut. From start to finish I was hooked, and all I could think about was what would possibly happen next. From believable characters to a brilliant new aspect of YA narrative, if you love action packed thrillers then this is the book for you! Now to begin the wait until book 2 is out!
Starr Fall: Book 1 in the Starr Fall series is out on all ebook platforms on November 4th 2016. Links below on where to pre-order:
Amazon UK: Pre-order here!
Amazon US: Pre-order here!
iBooks: Pre-order here!
*NOTE: I was sent Starr Fall in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*
Thank you Kim for letting me read your book before release!