Review: Scardust (English)

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25459559Dead Rock, Texas, 2037

Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.

Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish.

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Pages: 266

Expected publication: February 8th 2016

Isn’t this cover pretty?

*I recived a copy of this book trough NetGalley in exchange of a honest review*

5 flores

This book made me cry, made me wonder,made me smile and made me happy.

The Writing:
I loved the writing. I opened the book and I was in that world. Just loved it.
We read from two POVs: Raleigh and Crow.
It’s great to see these two POVs because these characters are different but they understand each other and in a way, they have similar things too.

The Story:
Loved it.
From the beginning until the end.
When you start reading this book you don’t understand anything and you won’t understand anything until the end. And that’s one of the things that made this book so great for me. I enjoyed all the mystery involving this story and Crow. It’s like all the time you have this ‘?’ in your head and things just get stranger as you keep reading.
But this book it’s not just about the mysterty, and I would say that the main thing in this book is about healing, about facing your demons, accepting who you are and love others. Leave the past where it is and move forward, which is easy to say but not to do. And I feel this story is all about that and the way to get that.
As I said in the first sentence of this review, it made me cry,wonder,smile,laugh, and made me happy. It was all these emotions while reading.
The romance here is so great. They start knowing each other in this weird situation and then, they build this relationship that is just about them caring and looking for each other.
The plot twist in this. I didn’t see it coming, I didn’t expect it and it was so good!
At the end, this broke my heart in a way and at the same time it restored it.

The Characters:
Raleigh: He was such a complicate character. I love complicate characters. Raleigh is a survivor. He has been trough a lot, and the people that cared about him made some wounds too. I felt so sorry for him, but at the same time I admired him and his personality. One of the main things that I loved about him is that he had his dream and he would do it.
Crow: He was so sweet and caring. I loved him too but he was kind of a mystery.
I felt like these two complemented each other so well, and I loved them together. All their words, touches, everything was so sweet.

I definitely recommend this. It has some sexual content but it’s definitely not the main thing and they are just a few scenes.

Amazing story, unexpected twists, complicated but sweet characters plus the feelings this gives.

Quotes:

” ‘Don’t do it again.’ She glares at him. ‘No matter what happens’ … ‘You hear me? We’re family. You got it?’ ”

“I’m not sure I could be that strong having endured what he has and still want so desperately to live, holding onto his dream. Indomitable.”

” ‘But maybe it’s better being able to care.’
‘Even when it hurts?’
‘Gotta take the good with the bad, right?’ ”

” ‘The universe doesn’t always give us what we want.’
‘You’re right. Sometimes it gives us what we need.’ ”

” Have faith,Raleigh. Thoughts have the powers of reality, remember? So stop thinking. ”

” Our entire identity is wrapped up in memory. We are nothing without our recollections,without context. ”

” We’re all messed up to a greater or lesser extent. Funny thing is, it’s normal to be a bit fucked up. ”

“Dreamers reaching for the stars”

UPDATE: Interview with the author will be up on Friday!

About the author:

I’m a YA author with a penchant for the dark and strange. I primarily write speculative fiction but enjoy literary writing as well. I occasionally delve into adult genres too.

I’m a musician and have a Master’s degree in music, but I prefer writing strange stories, baking peanut butter cupcakes and playing with my shiba inu.

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