Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt


I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.

Starstruck is about Marsha, a typical high school sophomore who’s a bit nerdy and doesn’t have a lot of friends. When Rigel transfers to her school to be the new quarterback, Marsha is instantly drawn to him and is very surprised when he seems to return the feelings.

They are exploring their feelings and connection when Marsha finds out something surprising: he’s not exactly human, and she might not be either. Marsha has been an orphan as long as she can remember, but Rigel and his family have some answers for her as to who — or what — she really is.

Marsha isn’t given much time to digest the news before her destiny, and those who don’t want her to fulfill it, catch up to her.

My thoughts: I liked this book. I was a typical YA paranormal romance but at the same time, it had a somewhat unique premise. I don’t want to spoil the twist, because while you kind of see it coming, it still is a bit surprising and I liked that. Also, the book cover is gorgeous!

The biggest glaring thing that I didn’t like about the book was that Marsha was such a typical YA main character. She’s kind of nerdy and looks down on the popular jocks and cheerleaders, and loves to point out how much of a special snowflake she is (drinking tea over soda, how unique). She’s too intellectual for football until she starts dating the quarterback then all of a sudden she becomes better looking and gets all the popular friends and starts attending the games. From then on, she’s boy crazy for Rigel, shutting out pretty much everything else in life.

What I did really like about her was her ‘power’ where she shorts out any electrical equipment she seems to touch. I appreciate things that are funny and different.

Click below to go to Amazon to buy the book. This is an affiliate link, so any purchases will go towards supporting this site. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. As of the time of this writing, the Kindle version appears to be free to download.


Bonus, if you like this book, there are three more books in the series!

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