Sunday, August 4, 2019

Review: Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker


About the book:
When Cohen Marah steps over the body of his dead father on a cold spring morning, he steps into a labyrinth of memory. In the week that follows, he must confront his traumatic past, a violent present, and the most frightening question of all-did he kill his father?

My rating:
2 stars
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My thoughts:

Light From Distant Stars was a bit of a disappointment for me. The cover is beautiful and the blurb sounded intriguing, but the story wasn't for me. When I opened the book I was so excited and the first chapter was amazing...but as I continued to read it because more and more confusing.

The story switched from current events to his memories of the past and, I've just got to say, I did not understand some of the things that happened. What was that beast? Was it real? I also didn't like the supernatural elements.

All in all, there really wasn't anything I loved about this book and that makes me sad. I've read other reviews and it seems like most people love this story, so please give it a shot if it sounds like something for you.

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