Thursday, January 8, 2015

ARC Review: One Wish Away

One Wish Away by Kelley Lynn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark, 2014
213 pages, ebook edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.

My Review:
If you could wish upon a star and change the world? What would your wish be? But what kind of side effects would it have? These are questions that pop up in One Wish Away by Kelley Lynn.

The family dynamic is something I enjoyed the most in this novel. Lyra has had a complicated home life with her mom who disappeared when she was little and a dad who has buried himself in his work ever since the disappearance. When a wish is granted from a star that changes things in her life in ways predicted the story gets very interesting, I like that her family issues was the main part of the book.

Darren also has had some family issues of his own to deal with (which did seem unnecessary to add) but I liked his relationship with Lyra. It was not an in your face this is all the book is about things. It was a sudden instant love connection thing, but it was still sweet and light.

But I did have some issues with this book. Mostly with things just falling into place. I did also love the concept of the Cricket Project. It is also unique and thought it would be right up my alley, the kind of thing I would love to read about. But the specifics of how I worked were not explained at all. I wanted more Sci-fi, also the way some of the highly intelligent scientist and the government reacted to things was unbelievable for me.

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