August 29, 2012

Review: The Burning Star by Jessie Lane

Title: The Burning Star

Author: Jessie Lane

Source: ebook from author for review

Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?

The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.

Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.

My take...
Kay is used to moving around every few years to different big cities looking for doctors that will offer her a cure. But with a few months to live they move to Asheville, NC where her father was from with hopes of finding that cure. Kay is determined to fight this cancer to the end and survive to see her 18th birthday. Who knows, maybe she can even talk her mom into sticking around here for a bit. But when she comes across a gorgeous guy getting attacked by a mutant looking wolf the crazy just gets crazier from there. Now there is talk of faeries and werewolves...maybe her cancer meds are making her crazy. Or maybe there really is a different way of life for her with powers she only read about in books.

The Burning Star was such a wonderful read. But even with the edited version I was given I still had a hard time following the dialogue between characters. It just didn’t flow together well in certain areas. I had found myself having to reread sections just to make sure I understood who was talking. And there was still a few spelling errors throughout the book.

Ok, with that aside…I loved the whole Faery story. There is just something so neat and magical about Faeries and this story was right on target with them. The authors made sure they kept to legends and even added their own little touches to the story.

There is even a story inside of the story with The Burning Star. Yes we get Kay’s POV and some from Nick and Ryan…but we also get Kira’s POV. At first you don’t think much of her part; it just seems she is summoned to track down Kay. But soon we start getting more and more of her story…and in the end it all ties together nicely while still leaving us with an enticing little clifferhanger.

I think fans of Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series and Carrie Jones’ Need series will really enjoy The Burning Star. There are lots of hidden secrets throughout the book and gorgeous faeries and weres to keep the readers interest. So pick up The Burning Star today.


  1. I didn't finish this one because of the dialogue issues. I know they did another edit and I'm not sure if you got that one but it was just hard for me to get through. I only read a few chapters. I'm happy to hear that it IS a good story though. Once I have more time and patience I may give it another shot.

    1. I think the one I read was the re edited version cause they sent me 2. and it still had those problems.

  2. This sounds like a great story. I love the cover! Your review was helpful.