The Girl From Mars: A Starstruck Novel
by Brenda Hiatt
Published by Dolphin Star Press
Publication Date June 13th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
We're going where??
Kira’s life in Nuath is getting better and better. She’s a rising star on a prestigious sports team and the guy she’s been crushing on has just started to notice her. When her parents decide to move to technologically backward Earth for the good of their underground Martian colony, Kira is aghast—and furious. Will life on Earth be the nightmare she anticipates or will she discover a future there beyond anything she can imagine?
The much-anticipated continuation of the electrifying Starstruck series!
I have loved each of the books in this series! This story takes place concurrently with the last couple of books in the Starstruck series, but should be read after them.
Kira is against the Royals, and for good reason. She used her fame on the prestigious traveling sports team to help spread messages against Faxton, but now that he has been defeated, her life is lacking purpose other than her sport. Just as she has been given a renewed purpose, her life is upended when her parents announce that they will be moving to, of all the backward places, earth!
I was so glad to read this next book in the series. Coming from Kira’s perspective as one who has lived her entire life on Mars and now has to move to Earth was a fun contrast to the previous books in the series. Now, in addition to the language that Ms. Hiatt has created for the people of the Mars colony, she has added a sport that doesn’t exist here on earth. I love her imagination and the way she makes Science Fiction feel so possible and real.
This book is told in the present tense, which I have seen done badly many times, but it is done so well here I didn’t even realize it until I was almost done with the book.