Lexan's Pledge: Starbright 1.5 (Starbright Series) Kindle Edition
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I am soooo ready for the next book. Thank you Hilary Thompson, you have a great gift. Your friend always.
Rather than mucking about with alternate pov's within the main story line, Hilary Thompson has given us wonderful little glimpses into the flip side of both Justice Buried and Balance Broken. Lexan is a rather fascinating character that simply begs to be explored, so I was tickled to find out that he did indeed have his own novella. As the one who is supposed to be chosen by Astrea, he holds on to just as many secrets as she does, and maybe knows more about her secrets than he lets on. I thought the inner workings of this young man would be hard to stomach, but through reading his novella, I learned to like him much more than before. And maybe even pity him more. I'm very interested to see exactly what does happen in Balance Broken, because as The Dude would say "new s*** has come to light, man." Overall I enjoyed having a few things squared away, and delving into Lexan's psyche. 4 stars and a hearty anticipation for the next installment!
Lexan’s Pledge tells us Lexan’s side of the story. The author does an amazing job in revealing another side of Lexan and also providing some behind the scenes information that adds to the mystery of this series. With Justice Buried I was torn between choosing between Lexan and Stian as my favorite guy for Trea. But with this novella it bumped up Lexan on my list of favorite choice! Lexan truly isn’t that charming and conniving playboy that Trea disliked and I love him more!!
Fans of Justice Buried also get a sneak peak at the next book that made me more impatient for book 2! I can’t wait for the release and to read more from Hilary Thompson!
The Starbright series is a definite read for all fans of Young Adult Dystopian!
After reading "Justice Buried" I knew I had to read "Lexan's Pledge". Unlike "Stian's Mistake" (another "Starbright" novella, centered on Stian), I have had no hard time deciding whether to read it or not. Of course, I really liked Stian's story (and my review stands proof), but I wasn't that keen on knowing it. However, this was not the case, as I was and still am eager to discover this character - Lexan - in detail.
"Lexan's Pledge" consists of the same plot as the one in "Justice Buried", but narrated by Lexan. This is very important because in the first "Starbright" novel he is such a mysterious personage and his actions sometimes seem quite bizarre or suspicious. Not to mention that he obviously knows something more than Astrea does, still he says no word. Well, "Lexan's Pledge" came and saved the day. I found out some weighty things concerning the prophecy and both Astrea and Lexan's role in the big prediction. Plus, now I understand why he acted like he did in "Justice Buried" and this makes me like him more.
Lexan is different. As I said in my "Justice Buried" review, he is one of the few male characters I fell in love with not just for the looks, but for his personality and line of thought. He is surprisingly mature, lucid and self-conscious. Also, he is not the typical YA book boy who knows just how to punch, on the contrary, he is studious (although not in an exaggerated way). I find it interesting that Lexan, in contradistinction to Astrea, doesn't make such a big fuss about the prophecy and their dictated destinies, he is rather resigned and determined to do his best. As far as I am concerned, he does his best: he tries hard to get near Astrea and protect her, he tries hard to be a good son and become a good minister. Yet, Lexan is quite fragile - or sensible. His father's death affected him and he wishes for love, support, for someone to be there for him and someone that needs his presence for who he truly is. This is the reason why he doesn't protest partnering with Astrea: it is because he hopes she will start caring for him and they will eventually develop, together, a beautiful, strong relationship, which would fill the gaps in their lives. There are many telling quotes in "Lexan's Pledge" that show what lies in Lexan's soul, thus I am so glad that the author wrote this book.
Without further ado, I certainly recommend this "Starbright" novella. Lexan is a rare character in YA literature and at the present time he is my favourite good guy. I look forward to reading more about him in the next books.