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 )