Review: DARK STAR by Bethany Frenette

DARK STAR by Bethany Frenette
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Disney Hyperion
ISBN: 1423146654
Rating: ♥♥♥
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it's hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she's lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human--something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers--livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person's memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers' next move. But Leon, her mother's bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won't let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything--and everyone--she loves.

My Thoughts:

Once I read the premise to DARK STAR by Bethany Frenette I was intrigued and wanted to experience this story that is filled with super heroes, demons and an ordinary girl that soon discovers that she has powers all on her own.

DARK STAR focuses on Audrey Whitticomb a regular, ordinary girl that has a super hero for a mom, yup you read that right super hero. At least that is what one is initially led believe, but as the story unfolds and progresses you realize that mom is fighting something much more nefarious than "bad guys" As Audrey seeks to find who is attacking girls in the city she encounters one of these beings and gets introduced into this world of demon slaying and murder. Yet, despite her new found knowledge her mother remains adamant about Audrey staying away from the darkness that she hunts on a regular basis. Needless to say Audrey does not take heed and goes in head first to help save the day and hopefully she will win.

I enjoyed this novel for the fast pace that it carried throughout it's storyline. I never felt bored and was pleasantly intrigued by the storyline that seems to surpise and delight me. Although I found DARK STAR to have an intriging premise I could not seem to relate to it's main character as much as I would have liked. Audrey seemed a bit juvenile and kept on repeating the same errors despite being chastised for them over and over again. It became a bit of a sore point but I did not let it distract me.

DARK STAR is a solid read that will keep you entertained and intrigued with characters that you will not soon forget. 


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