- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books; UK ed. edition (June 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408828707
- ISBN-13: 978-1408828700
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,148,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Chasing Stars Paperback – June 5, 2014
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Ryan is a time traveler from the future. He bravely yet recklessly returns to the past to save his love, Eden. In the year 2123, fundamental laws exist that are never meant to be broken. Putting his life on the line, Ryan ultimately decides to break these laws in order to rescue Eden. She holds a valuable secret that is so important that leaders from the future send a cleaner to end her life. This is a captivating love story that spans generations and time periods. The couple think that they are safe and free to live their lives together, but the admirals, who uphold the laws, seek justice. Ryan is arrested and put on trial. If he is found guilty, he could be sentenced to the Lunar colony for the rest of his short, brutish life. With the help of his closest friends, Eden devises a plan to help Ryan escape from his imprisonment. Together, they must figure out a way not only to set Ryan free but also to set the course for their own destinies. This title is slow-moving in the beginning but eventually finds its way. The ending, however, will feel clichéd and overwrought to some readers. VERDICT A good fit for those who enjoy romantic love stories with a mix of sci-fi; for fans of Meagan Spooner.—Amy Caldera, Dripping Springs Middle School, TX --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Offers romance fans their happy ending while leaving room for adventure seekers to hope for possible sequels." - BCCB
"A captivating love story that spans generations and time periods." - School Library Journal
"A satisfying continuation of Eden and Ryan's romance." - Booklist
"Romance, time travel, espionage, and teen angst all come to life in this novel." - BCCB on AFTER EDEN
"The plot is competently constructed and the prose enjoyable--a respectable debut." - Publishers Weekly on AFTER EDEN
"A series of exciting revelations . . . ignite the action." - Kirkus Reviews on AFTER EDEN
"A compelling read." - School Library Journal on AFTER EDEN--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I loved the 22nd century! It's not super futuristic and bizarre, but like Eden was told a couple of times, it's the small differences that throw you off the most. Chasing Stars does a great job of showing a time travelers struggles to fit into the time, and just going about daily life. When Eden first arrives in New Hampshire, she has nothing. She's given a prepaid card so she can get clothes and food, but even those things are hard to figure out. Fashion is completely different, so she has no idea what's considered casual or formal. Then there's all kinds of weird food items, including cricket salad and seaweed soups. Eden can't even turn on the TV (now called a com-somethingorother). It's all very interesting.
Aside from Eden trying to start a new life in the future, Chasing Stars has a quite engaging plot. Ryan's trial happens, and it doesn't go how anyone hoped, but how I figured it would go or else the book would be very short. Eden has been hanging out with his friends, so with their help they come up with plans to rescuing him. I liked how they actually thought about their plans, and did research instead of just jumping into unknown situations for the sake of time. I did figure out how the final rescue mission would play out, and I'm so glad that I was right. But then it all ends on a cliffhanger and I must know where they go next!
There were two kind of minor things that annoyed me while reading Chasing Stars. The first was that the author messed up on her British versus American English several times. I felt like she did really good at this in the first book when it was set in England, but there were a lot more mistakes now that it was set in America. The second was that everyone is always drinking! They're not getting drunk, but the amount of alcohol flowing really stood out. But eventually one of their rescue plans involves getting someone really drunk, and then pretending to be drunk. I guess all of the drinking was to show that it was a common thing among teens, so that their plans wouldn't be too far of a stretch. It was just distracting though.
In the end, I really enjoyed Chasing Stars. It was a ton of fun and combined two of my favorite things: time travel and outer space! I do wish there had been more romance, since all of this trouble was so that Eden and Ryan could be together. I was glad that no love triangle formed, which would have been easy to do between either two of Ryan's male friends. But it looks like the next book will included more romance and more danger for our starcrossed lovers!