Title: ProtoStar
Author: Braxton A. Cosby
Publisher: Firefly Publisher and Entertainment
Release Date: September 25, 2011
Pages: 356
Series: The Star-Crossed Saga #1

From Goodreads.com:

On the brink of Civil War, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his Council, King Gregorio Derry has agreed to send his only son William, on a mission to restore honor to his family. What starts out routine, becomes a lot more complicated as an inopportune crash landing delays the assassination. During this time, William begins to form a ‘connection’ with Sydney that challenges his inner being. But this conflict is the least of his problems, as a conspiracy back on his home planet Fabricius threatens the lives of those he loves and his father’s royal legacy. Along with that, he must unravel a hidden threat here on Earth that seeks to secure a vested interest that threatens both his and Sydney’s safety. Will William be able to complete his mission or will he choose love, sacrificing everything he stands for?

My Thoughts:
This book has a great story line. It’s about a Prince named William from another galaxy who comes to earth to kill the Star-child Sydney. It’s not easy to start a romantic relationship with someone you were sent to kill. . . just saying.

I liked William even though he came across too stiff for me at times. His language was a bit too formal using words like “Madame”. I guess that wouldn’t have bothered me so much if the other characters would have acknowledge his ancient vocabulary use. Sydney was also likable with her optimism and naivety to what was happening.

For some reason I couldn’t completely loose myself in the story and connect with the characters. I found it confusing when the point of view would change from one character to the next in the middle of a paragraph. I like books where the point of view changes as long as each POV is at least a chapter long or at least between just two characters. The POV in Protostar was mostly between the two main characters, but sometimes it switched around between 6 or 7 other minor characters.

I wasn’t a huge fan of all the sci fi talk at the beginning which is just my preference. I also think the book paused too much during the first half to describe characters and other things. It made it drag for me. More use of “show don’t tell” would have kept the pace moving.

Overall, a good story line that shows promise for the series. I’m sure I’ll read the second book when it comes out.


*I received an eBook copy of Protostar from the author. Thank you!*

Content Ratings: highlight between the ( ) to see details
Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( kissing, an accidental view of a man’s naked bottom by a female of the same age, body feature descriptive words like breasts, thoughts )
Language: mild ( h***-1, God-a few times, Christ-1 )
Violence: mild ( some fight scenes and tense moments )

Happy Reading!

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