Hidden away, four children are being kept from the outside world. What secrets do they know? Why are their lives in danger if they are discovered? Caleb’s safe world begins to crumble when he starts to hear voices that no one else can hear. His mother disappeared after she heard the voices. Will this happen to him too? How can he protect his family? The answers challenge everything he thought he knew and change his future on the planet forever. Star Light begins the story of the Fraser family caught between worlds, hunted by aliens and holding the key to the survival of Earth.
The first in a series, Star Light captured me early as I empathised at Caleb’s life. Intrigued at his family dynamics, I wanted to know why his father was hiding them? Who were the voices he heard, and what happened to his mum? Caleb is a likeable character. He’s had to grow up fast with so much responsibility on his shoulders but with his father’s wrath a constant, he trudges through each day. The sibling dynamics are funny and a sudden change in control on the farm is maddening but riveting at the same time. I flew through the 2nd half of the book and am keen to get my hands on the next in the series – Star Bright – told in Rachel’s point of view. Great read and I love this cover! When placed in a sea of books on a bookshop shelf, this cover stands out. – What Book Next.