It feels like yesterday where I shared my last book review here on An Ocean Glimmer. Oh wait, it was only last week! That’s right, I shared with you my thoughts on Cutlass and Flintlock by Ashley Nixon. Today, I will be reviewing Link by Summer Wier, I’m super excited to share this one with you today. This review opportunity has been made possible by Lola’s Blog Tours.
Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read both of the book bios for background context.
Link? Let me tell you a little bit about it;
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 centre 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.
Sci-fi isn’t really my go to genre but I thought I would give Link a shot. I’m always open to exploring new content. Link definitely blew me away with its uniqueness. Before diving straight in, I did read the summary but I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. It started off leaving me a little confused but at the same time, I was still enjoying so wanted to continue reading.
I’m glad I did, as the story went on, things got clearer, making it a lot easier to understand the pot and what was going on. I love the world that Summer has created, for me, the world and characters are the most important things to keep me hooked with a book. She transports us to a truly fascinating planet, located inside a black hole of all places! The alternate worlds is amazing.
Also the suspense is real in this book. The decisions the main character makes does leave you on the edge of your seat, all of this made me excited for the book and the rest of the series. There’s so much about this book that makes it unique! From the story line and characters to the world. It’s a great sci-fi novel and I love how it is a unique take on space travel, who would have thought!
There’s a lot that addresses the ‘what ifs?’ something I love doing: life in other galaxies, black holes and alternative worlds. It’s a great mixture of fact and fiction! Perfect in my book and that’s why I kept reading. There was also a great mixture of science fiction, sometimes I find books can include too much. I understand this is the main genre but it just doesn’t work some of the time.
Hats off to Summer she has done a great job with Link! I’m looking forward to reading what happens to Kira and the other characters in the next book.
How about a little about the author, Summer Wier;
Summer Wier grew up spending Saturdays with a maxed out library card and her nose in a book. But as much as she loved reading, and even writing, both took the back seat when it came to career choices. With her sights set on law school, corporate greatness, and even a hankering to become the first female president, she set off to conquer the world.
As life would have it, though, she didn’t attend law school, nor did she become president, finding her strengths, instead, in accounting and business management. After finishing her MBA, she revived her love for reading and began writing with dreams of finishing a book of her own. When Summer isn’t working, reading, or writing, she’s trying to keep up with two energetic girls and her husband, and dreaming of the mountains of Montana.
Please give some love to Summer Wier and if you can not wait any longer to read it for yourself, you can buy Link to read in Ebook (Kindle Format) or Paperback from Amazon. You can also find it on Goodreads now!
I hope you have enjoyed this little review! What are your
thoughts on these books?
Love Gemma x
*Thank you Lola’s Blog Tours for gifting me the Link eBook, in return for an honest review. The featured image was sent to me in the Media Pack, for more information please see my About Page.