A Prequel to the Starlight Chronicles
by C. S. Johnson
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Pub Date 31 Dec 2017 | Archive Date 06 Feb 2018
There is no surrendering your will without giving up your heart.
Long before she took up the title of Starry Knight, Raiya Cole knew she was different. Ever since she survived the car crash that killed her parents, the truth about her supernatural powers—and her destiny as a fallen Star—shaped her life, preparing her for a battle she knew would come one day. With the help of Grandpa Odd, her beloved mentor, Raiya works to maintain control over her power and train as a Starlight Warrior.
But the battle she prepared for is not the first one she must face.
As her seventh grade year begins, Raiya’s resolve is put to the test when her power unexpectedly—and exponentially—grows, threatening the fragile life she has managed to build over the last six years. Can Raiya embrace a duty that demands not only her life, but her heart as well? Can she survive paying the price that comes with her power?
"Searching" is the prequel to The Starlight Chronicles, an epic fantasy adventure series for teens and young adults from C. S. Johnson.
*****5 STARS FROM READER'S FAVORITE!
Taking place in both the past and the present, Searching: The Starlight Chronicles by C.S. Johnson is a stunning fantasy novel that follows a young girl named Raiya. Raiya is a fallen star who was sent to Earth to protect it from the seven sinisters, using her powers as a Starlight Warrior. But when Raiya accidentally sends her best friend into a coma, she realizes just how dangerous she could be to her friends, and decides she has to try to stop being friends with them. Meanwhile, her life as a Starlight Warrior isn't easy either, but it becomes worse when a demon takes her former friends hostage. Not only that, but the demon reminds her of someone she knew back when she was a star. Will she manage to defeat him?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Searching: The Starlight Chronicles by C.S. Johnson. The book is absolutely stunning from the first page, and I was hooked by the first line. The story shows that sometimes happiness can come from pain and sorrow. The story is very well written, as author C.S. Johnson expertly weaves Raiya's past life with her present, and is a real page turner. I enjoyed how the book provided closure, not just for the main character, but for every character, and I really liked the epilogue. I liked that even though Raiya has powers and has to fight evil, she still has many relatable problems, like friendship struggles and bullies. The story is very suspenseful and exciting through and through. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
~ Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite
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Definitely one of the weakest books in the series, but still a very nice read. This book gives light on some backstory and really helps with understanding the characters more.
This book was a great fantasy read. Raiya knew she was different. She was scared of her own powers. This story was written so well. I could really feel the character! It was so action packed. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next. I would recommend this book.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Searching is a prequel to the Starlight Chronicles series and from reading it I will most definitely be reading the whole series as long as it takes. Raiya is a fallen star sent to earth to protect it from the seven sinisters. She has to deal with a lot of stuff (including guys) before she is fulfill her destiny and become Starry Night.
I want to start by saying that I haven't read any other books in this series so I thought the prequel, Searching, would be a good place to start.
C. S. Johnson has written a wonderful introduction to her Starlight series and a wonderful fantasy novel. This book follows the main character, Raiya, as she is learning about who she is and where she comes from. She is learning how to interact with the people around her without giving away that she is different.
I feel that this prequel has set up the rest of the series beautifully despite being written after the fact.
I look forward to reading the next book(s) soon.
I love all the twist and turns in this book and I love the storyline
I have never read the Starlight Chronicles so I was new to this whole series when I started reading this book. But my friend recommended it to me. I have to say I am not disappointed in the least. The story was written very well and I found no fault with the plot. I felt like I could really feel what Raiya was going through. Her struggle as she feared her own powers. This definitely got me to go and but the rest of the whole Starlight Chronicles. I think Searching is a great prequel that prepares the reader for what to come next when reading the other books. The story is amazing and emotional and I recommend this book for fans of C.S. Johnson
I want to thank NetGalley and for giving me the chance to read an advance copy of this book.
This is a great read. It is well written, with a great plot and characters. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Netgalley.
Good start for this series. Smart and full of attitude, my favorite kind of heroin. Can't wait for the next one.
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It was nice the read through the mind of the other protagonist. It was great to actually read more than snippets of her life.
Great story, fantastic character development and world building, definitely going to search out more books by this author.
Fantastic book with a wonderful plot and great characters!! As a huge fantasy reader, I can definitely say that this book definitely got me intrigued into reading the series which I hope to do over the summer.
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