Review: Beyond the Stars: Kataria

Beyond the Stars: Kataria
Beyond the Stars: Kataria by Kelly Beltz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a scifi adventure with some romance & I think I liked it. Okay, I liked the scifi adventure part more than the romance. The beginning really dragged for me as we get to know about Sami's life before this big trip to the space resort that she's embarking on. It was a big flashback of her life from her first day at work on the project to the moment we meet her in the opening. It documented her meeting her husband, getting married & having a family well enough but it wasn't very exciting. It was sweet though. Also, there are bits about the progress of the project to make the space resort, so it did help to keep me engaged & interested enough. After reaching about 24% of the way through though, the adventure kicks in & it's a fun & quick paced ride. I have to admit that there were many times that I read something and thought "What? Oh, come on, that's convenient" but all those moments did move the plot along at a good enough pace that I wanted to continue reading. I liked the writer's style & felt that for a story told in the first person, it was pretty good & didn't get bogged down. Because of the POV, I could overlook that in some instances I didn't feel much for the other characters. We're told everything, so there's not very much "show" going on. Overall, I liked it well enough once it got going. I have the second book in the series on my Kindle & will read that as well.

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