Author: Summer Wier
First Published: 2015
Buy on: Amazon
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**I received an eARC of LINK from REUTS Publications, in exchange for an honest review.**
“For seventeen-year-old Kira, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being surrounded by friends and huddled beside a campfire deep in the woods. And with a birthday in the peak of summer, that includes late night swims under the stars.
Or at least, it used to.
Kira’s relaxing contemplation of the universe is interrupted when a piece of it falls, colliding with her and starting a chain of events that could unexpectedly lead to the one thing in her life that’s missing—her father.
Tossed into a pieced-together world of carnivals and gypsies, an old-fashioned farmhouse, and the alluring presence of a boy from another planet, Kira discovers she’s been transported to the center of a black hole, and there’s more to the story than science can explain. She’s now linked by starlight to the world inside the darkness. And her star is dying.
If she doesn’t return home before the star’s light disappears and her link breaks, she’ll be trapped forever. But she’s not the only one ensnared, and with time running out, she’ll have to find a way to save a part of her past and a part of her future, or risk losing everything she loves.
Dreamy, fluid, and beautiful, Link pairs the mystery of science fiction with the minor-key melody of a dark fantasy, creating a tale that is as human as it is out of this world.”
OH MY GOOODNESS! This book is seriously one of the best books I’ve read in 2015. Like, I can’t even begin to tell you how astounded I was by Summer Wier’s writing.
The way she writes her characters, the world’s she creates – its just phenomenal, it is out of this world. (Pun intended.) The writing is clear, concise, and very enjoyable to read. LINK was a very fast read for me; it was all-consuming. I couldn’t even pick up Six of Crows while I was reading it, and that’s saying a lot since Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite authors!
What I enjoyed the most about LINK was that the romance wasn’t necessarily the *biggest* thing to the plot. It was there, sure, but it wasn’t the main story. It was the perfect balance of romance, sci-fi, and all around awesomeness. The characters are likeable, funny, and it’s definitely interesting to see their different point of views since they’re from different planets. (I still can’t believe that Kira had never seen an apple before!! Like?! What is going on, Thaer?!)
LINK brings so much to the table. It’s a very fresh read, and very unique to the sci-fi and fantasy genres. If you’re a fan of astronomy, sci-fi, or anything related – you should definitely check out LINK.
Have a great day!
About the author, Summer Wier:
Summer Wier is an MBA toting accountant, undercover writer, and all around jack-of-all-trades.
Link is her debut novel and the first in The Shadow of Light series. She has three short stories appearing in Fairly Twisted Tales For A Horribly Ever After and co-authors the Splinter web serial.
When she’s not digging through spreadsheets or playing mom, you can find her reading/writing, cooking, or dreaming of the mountains in Montana.