The Brightest Stars, a beautiful and gripping novel from New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Anna Todd, is LIVE!
International bestselling author Anna Todd returns with a gripping novel about a young woman’s journey towards love, and the obstacles life throws up at every turn.
Karina knows the harsh realities of military life. And like anyone who has grown up around an army base, she knows the background noise that follows a soldier home from war. That’s why she’s forging her own quiet life in her own little house. But she hasn’t turned her back on her family. She’s the glue that holds them together–when her father is deployed, when her brother, Austin, has another brush with the law.
Karina knows that she has to look after herself, that she can’t always fix what’s broken. But when Austin’s behavior worsens and her father’s reactions grow more extreme, Karina feels her own edges beginning to fray. That’s when she meets him–a closed book she’s desperate to open.
At just twenty, Kael is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He’s emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn’t begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard. And she lets herself fill in the blanks about this mysterious man.
But illusions quickly made are quickly shattered. That’s when Karina has to find her own courage–to untangle the truth from the lies, and decide what she’s going to do about it.
A riveting story about love and lies, THE BRIGHTEST STARS will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.
NICUnurse’s Review of The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd
Anna Todd is a new author to me, but the blub of The Brightest Stars was intriguing, so I decided to give this author a try. And to be honest, I’m still on the fence about this story. Give me a few minutes to explain. I hate cliffhangers. And this book has a BIG one. I was not prepared for that. So, if you are like me and hate cliffhangers, stop right here and wait for the next book (books?). And here’s why I’m on the fence… I really liked the story! So, it’s a bit of a conundrum for me… Do I like it, or do I hate it, or am I somewhere in between?? I think I fall more towards the like it side of that line. The author’s writing style was interesting, the characters were well-developed, and the storyline intriguing and kept me turning the pages as quickly as I could.
Both main characters are very young, and they are still trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in this world. This is definitely a New Adult story, and at times I wanted to sit them down and tell them to just chill. Karina is quite dramatic, and that bugs me. But that is a personal thing and has nothing to do with the story. I have a daughter, and at 8 years old, she’s very dramatic. So this tends to bug me, even in literature. But that’s neither here nor there. The writing is quite good and was a pleasant surprise for me. I was pulled into the story from the prologue and wanted to yell and throw my iPad at the end because of the cliffhanger. Needless to say, I’m anxiously awaiting the next book. Until then, I’ll be over here shooting Ms. Todd the side eye for making me wait!
NICUnurse’s Rating: As much as it pains me to not take off any propellers for the cliffhanger (Hey… no judging… this is MY opinion after all!), I give this book 4 solid propellers. There were a few spots here and there that I was a bit confused as to where the author was taking the story and felt a few things would have been OK to be left out. But all in all, it was a very pleasant read, and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, either.
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Anna Todd is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series. An avid reader, Anna began writing stories on her phone on Wattpad, the reading and writing multi-platform for original stories, with After becoming the most read series on the platform with over 1.5 billion reads. The print edition published in 2014. AFTER has been published in over 30 languages, with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France, and Spain.
The film adaptation of AFTER, which Anna is co-producing, is set to be released in early 2019. Anna and her husband currently live in Los Angeles.
Find her at AnnaTodd.com, on Twitter at @imaginator1d, on Instagram at @imaginator1d, and on Wattpad as Imaginator1D.
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