For seventeen-year-old Kira, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being surrounded by friends and huddled beside a campfire deep in the woods. And with a birthday in the peak of summer, that includes late night swims under the stars.
Or at least, it used to.
Kira’s relaxing contemplation of the universe is interrupted when a piece of it falls, colliding with her and starting a chain of events that could unexpectedly lead to the one thing in her life that’s missing—her father.
Tossed into a pieced-together world of carnivals and gypsies, an old-fashioned farmhouse, and the alluring presence of a boy from another planet, Kira discovers she’s been transported to the center of a black hole, and there’s more to the story than science can explain. She’s now linked by starlight to the world inside the darkness. And her star is dying.
If she doesn’t return home before the star’s light disappears and her link breaks, she’ll be trapped forever. But she’s not the only one ensnared, and with time running out, she’ll have to find a way to save a part of her past and a part of her future, or risk losing everything she loves.
Dreamy, fluid, and beautiful, Link pairs the mystery of science fiction with the minor-key melody of a dark fantasy, creating a tale that is as human as it is out of this world.
I pre-ordered the Kindle edition and waited patiently for release day to arrive. I had read a very early version of the book but knew that several thousands words had been added since. I couldn't wait to get my grubby little hands on the final cut and see how the story had developed. I was not disappointed. Across 48 hours I read LINK "cover-to-cover." Not since reading the Hunger Games years ago, have I so highly enjoyed reading YA Fiction. I read it in the park swinging from a hammock. I read it from my front porch the fall leaves rustling around me. I brought the book to the dinner table. (I read it on the toilet but let's keep that between us, ok?) I had to force myself to lock my Kindle away during work hours. Then I finished the book. SHOOT!!! When does the next book come out? How can I Summer leave me hanging like this? I feel like the MC, Kira, was just getting the hang of things, ready to be the Savior of the Universe and I have to wait until next year for the next book. *Sigh.* I'll just have to bear it. Until then here is my short and sweet official review of the book:
LINK is the perfect blend of fantasy and sci-fi, without being too “sciencey.” (READ: it doesn’t go into laborious detail like The Martian does.) And of course there is just the right touch of romance.
Wier’s description of the “other world” makes you wish it was a reality. The writing and the premise made my imagination run wild with the endless possibilities of the universe. I was hooked by the story line, and honestly could not put the book down.
I want to say more but I don’t want to spoil any of the twists and turns in the story (there are many). You really must read the book!!
You can buy the Kindle or paperback version HERE. And if you need more convincing, there are dozens of reviews of LINK on GoodReads.
Reina G signing off.