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Friday, March 17, 2017

Book Review! Starr Fall by Kim Briggs




STARR FALL (Starr Fall #1) by Kim Briggs
Genre: Young Adult (Action/Adventure/Romance)
Date Published: November 4, 2016
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love. 

Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without. 

When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment. 

Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster High’s social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isn’t the Goth loner he pretends to be, he’s a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starr’s hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit. 

By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available. 

Starr Fall is the first book in the Starr Fall series by Kim Briggs. I loved the premise of this book, and it started off with a lot going on. I'm curious to know more about the Organization though. Who the heck are these people? Why do they want Starr as an assassin? What do they do? I need answers to these things! ;-)

Christian and Starr had a lot of Edward and Bella moments in the beginning of the book. Their conversations were very similar. Also, why did Christian go from hot mystery dude to love sick puppy so quickly? I know he gave a reason, but I don't buy it at all. I have to say, I don't trust the dude. I feel like he's in with the Organization somehow. I don't even know how bad the Organization is yet, if it's even bad at all. Starr seems to think so, but what if everything is not as it seems? We are told about things that happened, but did they really? So many questions.

It seems like everyone is hiding something. I don't trust any of them, except Starr of course. I'm rooting for her!

There was a lot of romance, which .. don't get me wrong.. I love the romance, but I wanted to know more about what was actually going on too. I was unsure of how many stars to give this book, because I liked so many things about it, but all these unknowns.... So, I settled on three stars, but it is a good, strong, anxious for more three stars. I may still go back and change it to four stars. (If you're reading this, and the stars are at "four", you know I finally decided.) I just needed more of an idea of what was going on with the Organization. I'm ready for the plot to thicken.

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.


I glance up just before plowing into a tall, muscular frame. As our bodies collide, time stops for one brief moment. Strong arms pull me into his black Ramones t-shirt. He shifts his body under mine, drawing me in closer to his chest. His heart races against my cheek; it matches the sprint of my own.

In a tight embrace, we fall as if someone hit slow motion and we drop frame by frame without ever hitting the bottom. Nothing exists in the entire universe except for our plunging bodies pressed against each other. When we finally hit the hard tile floor, he takes most of the impact because I’m cocooned in his arms. Something tightens just below my belly button—a nervous kind of flip-floppy feeling, and I finally understand what Sami and Jody always talk about.

“You,” he murmurs. I gaze into Christian’s black lined eyes with newfound shyness. I never noticed just how blue his eyes are. A blue so deep and pure and clear I’m tempted to swim in them for hours, but the catcalls “Get a room” and rowdy laughter remind me we’re in the middle of the cafeteria with our food deprived classmates, and we’re fresh bait. A burn creeps into my cheeks.

He pushes himself up beside me. Whatever emotion was in his eyes a moment ago vanishes as quickly as it appeared. Two sharp, unforgiving vertical lines form between his eyebrows. Without even a grunt of acknowledgement, he stalks away. I stare after his black t-shirt, wondering what just happened and did he feel it too?

“Starr, are you okay?” someone asks, but I’m lost in my own world. “Starr, are you okay?” A hand grips my shoulder.

If there was any electricity coursing through my veins, it’s gone now.
I shake my head to clear it before turning to Frank. “Yeah..., yeah, I’m fine.”

I think.

author
Kim once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.

An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides 17 year old Starr Bishop is not only the model student, but the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim. Her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available now through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall will debut November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing, followed by Starr Lost in January 2017.

When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snow drifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.

To learn more about Kim Briggs and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

2 comments :

  1. So many questions, so little answers...all answered in Starr Lost, Book Two. Thank you for the great review--maybe someday it'll grow to four stars. Starr is a heroine to root for. Di, her Goth friend from Book One joins her as Dual POV book. She pepper sprays first and asks questions later. She's also not afraid to use a Taser. Friendship. Romance. Answers. And Betrayal. That's what you have to look forward too! Thanks again What's Beyond Forks! You're awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait for Book 2! I'm excited for some of Di's point of view. She sounds like fun I've been thinking about Starr Fall all day, and 3 just didn't settle well with me. I kept thinking about it and thinking about it. So, 4 it is. LOL!

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