I was one of the lucky few to get an advanced e-copy of One Wish Away (11/24/14 Bloomsbury Spark) by Kelley Lynn. Check out all of the details below along with my review (hint: I loved it!) and a GIVEAWAY!
Be careful what you wish for…
Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She's too busy planning to follow in her father's footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery.
When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.
Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.
About the Author
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.
Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.
You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
As hinted, I thoroughly loved and enjoyed every page of this book. The story was original, inventive, and, well, one of those stories that, as a writer, while reading, I couldn't help thinking, "Damn it, why didn't I think of this?!" ;) Kelley writes her characters as realistic and relatable beings - I could totally hang out with Lyra! Add to that, all of the 'outer space stuff '(my technical term) and this was a fantastic read. And, in regard to 'outer space stuff', Kelley was brilliant delivering some pretty advanced information. She either researched her butt off or is a genius (both?!)! It was all presented in a way that this not-so-astronomically-advanced gal could not only get, but follow. Total win. Lyra's adventure had me turning pages like a madwoman--I couldn't get enough and was really bummed when I reached that last page. I'm definitely hoping for a second book with this one! Not only did Lyra's adventure keep my nose in the book, but it was the combination of Kelley's beautiful words, her lovely character development, action, emotion, and just the right amount of romance that had me devouring it. I can't say enough wonderful things about this story and I'm sure I'm not doing it justice, so you all might as well go ahead and pre-order it NOW! Thank you Kelley for letting me read your amazing story!
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