Book Review: The Burning Star by Jessie Lane

The Burning Star
Star #1
Author: Jessie Lane
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Released: May 24th 2012
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?

The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.

Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.

The Burning Star is a very cute new supernatural romance written by Jessie Lane. Each chapter is written from the point of view of one of the characters and starts with Kay. Kay is our main character who has been battling a form of cancer for a while and her mother and her have returned to the small town of Asheville to continue treatments. This is also the same small town where her mother met and fell in love with her father. Kay does not have very high self esteem and isn't thrilled about having moved again. Her mother and her fight about whether she should be home schooled vs. starting over at a new school when she is already so physically weak from the medicines she has to take on a daily basis.

It's not until Kay runs across something unexplainable in the woods, that she decides to settle this fight once and for all and give her mom her way. It's very unlike Kay to give in to her mother's demands and her mom is surprised Kay has given up without a fight but she doesn't know the ultimate reason for the change of heart. On her stroll through the woods she came across an unexplainable event in which she ends up taking care of a very bloody and very attractive boy named Ryan. After trying to get Ryan to open up to her about what she saw in the woods, he realizes that it's possible Kay does not belong to the strictly human realm, but rather may be the long lost Fairy Princess that was abducted from the Seelie Court shortly after her birth.

Ryan isn't the only extremely handsome boy that comes into Kay's life though. While preparing for her date with Ryan, she meets Nick, a boy who will turn out to be a wolf. Not just any wolf though, a wolf that she has seen on two separate occasions watching her on the edges of her property. Caught up in her dilemma now of having two severely handsome boys pining for her, she finds that not only could she be a long lost fairy princess, but that she has a brother named Brendan, (Ryan's best friend and Prince of the Seelie Court), werewolves do indeed exist and her mother is not in fact her mother. Kay doesn't lose her sense of humor though. She believes that either she's gone to crazy town or that everyone around her has, including the woman who has claimed to be her mother all these years.

It's a wild ride for Kay on her journey to find out the truth and the reader is not let down by the speed of this story. There is adventure and drama at every bump and bend in the road. If you're a fan of faeries, werewolves and other things that you wish weren't myths, then this story is definitely worth reading. I'm definitely looking forward to reading The Frozen Star (book 2) in 2013. 


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