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(The Star-Crossed Saga #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  76 reviews
What Would You Choose, love or duty?

On the brink of civil war, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his council, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son William on a mission to restore honor to his family name. William
Kindle Edition, 2nd, 312 pages
Published September 26th 2014 by Cosby Media Productions (first published September 1st 2011)
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Original Post: ProtoStar (Star-Crossed Saga 1) at FLYLeF ( with 3.5/5

PROTOSTAR (THE STAR-CROSSED Saga 1), by Braxton A. Cosby, is a nicely paced science fiction and fantasy story. Young adult fans looking to read about love that transcends time and space, with a measure of action and suspense, will not be disappointed.

Young Prince William Derry, of the Torrian Alliance on Fabricius, accepts his first official mission to Earth to terminate the Star-child – a being with “an all
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lively compulsive read.
Deftly paced and skillfully controlled, the twisty plot of ‘The Star Crossed Saga’ is a cleverly constructed puzzle of intrigue and deceit.

With laudable blend of romance, emotions and struggle of survival and duties, author Braxton A. Cosby narrates an utterly absorbing YA scifi saga that brings forward Prince William of planet Ontarium to Earth on a mission to destroy the star child- Sydney. Determined to bring honor to Torrian Alliance and restore peace back home, Prin
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This story begins with a pretty exciting point, a Prince from another planet is forced to kill a character the reader will come to know as the "Star Child." The Star Child is a human whose very life unknowingly endangers Prince William's planet and people. This should be enough of a hook to draw the reader in...assuming the intriguing cover doesn't.

The Star Child's name is Sydney. She is only seventeen and, as expected, unknowledgeable about her potentially lethal destiny. Prince William makes
Tammy Owens
Sep 15, 2011 rated it liked it
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I liked the story well enough. The meat of the story if you will. Liked the characters, thier delima's, the out of this world & different kind of story it was. Kudos to being different! Im a sucker for a good love story with a delima, twists, and turns. The one thing I didnt like about the story was the over kill in details. Im n
Heena Rathore P.
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blog Rating - 3.5/5

Protostar by Braxton A. Cosby, the first book in The Star-Crossed Saga, is a nice starting to a promising new YA series.

Overall the story was good, quite engaging in fact, and the plot was well thought out. The writing was easy and flowed smoothly making this book an enjoyable and easy read. I liked the different cosmic concepts expressed in the story and enjoyed the romantic theme as well.

The book started out with a nice opening and I was pulled into the story right from the
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is a disturbance in the universe, and it’s up to a bounty hunter to stop it. During his adventure, he will travel the universe with his favorite artificial intelligence sidekick to find and stop the villain. Does that sound similar to the plot of everyone’s favorite science fiction flick, who also happens to feature the world’s most beloved wookie?
Now I’m sure there are plenty of die hard star Wars fans who are in outrage right now. I’ll apologize in advance, I realize that I’m associating
Gayathri Jayakumar
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Amor Vincit Omnia” (Love conquers all); there could be no perfect example for the saying other than Braxton Cosby’s book, “Protostar”. Essentially a science fiction with the usual space and alien stuff, but the writer knows very well to create something entirely different and new. The hunt for the Star-Child is on and a ship lands on the Earth with the Prince of Fabricius, the bounty hunter from a distant galaxy. For a person from a place that values emotions the least, Prince William is new to ...more
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heavensent1 by: ARC
The Star-Crossed Saga: Protostar is a YA Romantic Christian Science Fiction.

Civil war is approaching the Torrian Alliance as they strive to kill the "star-children" in order to suppress the evil spreading amongst the galaxy. Prince William has been ordered by his father, King Gregario, to hunt down a female star-child in order to restore honour and faith to his family.

When William meets seventeen year old Sydney, the star-child, he becomes to learn that she isn't an evil entity and falls in love
Rae Quigley
Apr 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I’m going to start out by saying that Protostar is written incredibly well, and Braxton A. Cosby does a wonderful job of writing a story with multiple narrative perspectives. My review is a little bit skewed, however, because science fiction is not my genre of choice. The story has a lot to do with space and the beginning had a lot of technical type descriptions and dialogue that both bored me and made no sense to me. However Cosby writes with incredible description, enough so that it is very ea ...more
Elle W
Oct 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
WARNING: LONG review with a few potential plot spoilers!

As a fan of both YA and science fiction writing, I really wanted to enjoy “Protostar” and get swept up in a new series. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen for me, for a number of reasons.

“Protostar” is an intergalactic love story between William, who is from another planet, and Sydney, a Star-child who has been living on Earth. William must kill the Star-child but falls in love with her instead, which she reciprocates. A conspiracy on Will
Breanna Eichhorn
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sarah knew that there was going to be a meteor. What she didn't know was that there was going to be a car where the impact point was going to be. When the meteor struck the car it killed everyone in the car except one. William was fencing with his partner Arrion when they started to be watched by everyone. William just got back from one mission just to take on another mission to kill the star child. Madisonburg experienced an earthquake that knocked the clock tower over, it's also home to Sydney ...more
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

ProtoStar was an awesome way to spend time reading. I love sci-fi, especially in the Young Adult genre, and this is a book I recommend to fans of the genre as well as those looking to give it a try. The characters, the writing, and the plotting all came together and delivered a great story.

Sydney and her grandmother were two characters I adored. Their relationship was close and made me miss my own grandma.
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Star-crossed Saga Protostar
By Braxton Cosby

“On the brink of Civil War, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his Council, King Gregorio Derry has agreed to send his only son William, on a mission to restore honor to his family. What starts out routine, becomes a lot more complicated as an inopportune crash landing delays the assassination. During this time, Willi
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The story itself is about a love that knows no boundaries that has time and space creating situations for the characters. Even though the outcome is laid out in the book, the journey itself is interesting to the end.

However, even with such a good concept for a novel, I couldn't feel a connection with the characters. It lacked those elements that makes up great characters, let alone for a young adult book. But in reality I felt it was less young adult actually and more science fiction in general
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of his book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my judgement in any way.

If you are looking for a good science fiction novel, minus the over-the-top fantasy elements, look no further. Protostar gives you elements of space and our modern world. A child dropped from the sky and the bounty hunter from light years away who goes after her, finding her just after her 17th birthday, and dealing with the dist
May 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I have just really started to get into the YA Sci-fi genre with Across the Universe and These Broken Stars, so I thought I would give Protostar a chance. Plus, it is written by a male in a genre that is dominated by females. I really wanted to see his take on the genre.


The story was original, I have never read anything like it and was intrigued on where the story was going to go.

I enjoyed both the main characters, William and Sydney. I enjoyed their chemistry and personalities. Sydney was
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a really fantastic story. I wasn't sure what to expect, was it going to be all scifi and futuristic? I kept my mind open and found Protostar really easy to get in the point that I did not want to put it down.

This book is written by someone you can tell is maybe a Trekkie from way back, well at least some one who has unleashed his inner child who fantasised about space men and adventures in other galaxies!

But...this story has a lot of human feel to it. A young girl trying to find
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jun 13, 2015 rated it liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I’d give this book, ideally, 3.5 stars. I thought that the plot idea of this was really intriguing… and the cover was definitely one that caught and held my attention.

I really liked the concept of this book and it was pretty cool to see William’s confusion about things that were different in his experience on Earth. I would have liked to see a bit more of what was different for him… and also more ab
Dec 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3 1/2 stars)

For me, The Star-Crossed Saga: Protostar turned out to be a wonderful surprise. I have to be completely honest in saying that when I began reading, I had a hard time getting into the story. I think that the main reason for that was the simple fact that is was very "Sci-Fi" Yes, this is a Science Fiction book so you are probably thinking "well, duh!". I knew going in that this was of that genre and I do enjoy that genre, it was just a bit weird for me. However, after reading a couple
Namrata Ganti
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was hooked from the moment I started reading this book. I enjoy reading the kind of love stories where love knows no boundaries of time and space. The characters were really well thought out. The story follows William, a prince from where he comes from as he travels searching for a star child. His mission to kill the star child comes up out of ignorance of their true natures. He ends up on Earth where he meets Sydney. Here I’m sure you’ll think the story becomes the typical boy meets girl love ...more
Sep 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
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This Young Adult Sci-Fi Romance introduces you to a story of a Prince sent from a galaxy far away to Earth to find and destroy a being referred to as the Star-Child. This human apparently poses an extreme threat to Prince William's people and all hope resides on his success. Upon making contact with the Star-Child, Prince William finds it difficult to stay focused on his mission and ignore the feelings he is developing for the very thing he has been sent
Kathryn Cooper
Oct 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book has a great story line. It's about a Prince named William from another galaxy who comes to earth to kill the Star-child Sydney. It's not easy to start a romantic relationship with someone you were sent to kill. . . just saying.

I liked William even though he came across too stiff for me at times. His language was a bit too formal using words like "Madame". I guess that wouldn't have bothered me so much if the other characters would have acknowledge his ancient vocabulary use. Sydney was
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really had fun reading this one. It was such a good mix of old & new, romance & science fiction and yes, there was a bit of mystery & intrigue thrown into the mix as well. I will recommend it to all young adult readers. This is a must read for you guys!

Prince William is a bounty hunter and he has come to planet earth in order to kill the Star-child. When he enters earth atmosphere, there is disturbance and it resulted in earthquakes which no one can find an exact cause of. His mission is to lo
Sreejitha Sasikumar
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014, i_own
First of all I must say that I am not a great fan of science fiction and this probably is my first science fiction book. I gave in for it was in YA and Romance genre and also the amazing book cover. And yes I wanted to know how science fiction and romance go hand in hand. The blend was really good to my surprise.
The book is about Prince William, who is from another galaxy and is sent to earth to kill a star child. Killing this star child was an unfinished business and his predecessors have faile

I'm not going to lie, I was not as crazy about the book. It was interesting premise and I feel like it has a ton of potential if it was fixed around the edges. It felt like a very original idea, surrounded by the cliche notion that when a Prince goes to kill a Star-child he ends up falling in love.

I found myself putting this book down a lot and picking it up, and I just felt so disconnected from the characters. I don't know what it was but for some reason I could not lose myself in this book. I
Sandra Stiles
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
First of all I have to say I love the term Sci-Fance. It definitely explains the genre of this book.
The characters William and Sydney are well developed and the world building is fabulous. Bring on the details. I know a lot of people don't like details but I happen to be one that loves them. It made it easier for me to visualize their world. William is the son of King Derry and has been sent to earth to kill the Star-child, a threat to their world. William finds the 17 year old star-child named
books are love
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a interesting book about how one’s perceptions can change and they can become alive by the help of the caring of one person. William is sent to kill the star child but as he gets to know her this becomes harder to do. He sees her for who she is, a kind caring sweet girl with whom he has a connection and begins to love. William isn’t a bad guy but he has been trained to think love is a disease and that the star child is a enemy. The star child Sydney is ignorant as to who she is. What she ...more
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

ProtoStar is the first book in the Star-Crossed Series by Braxton A. Cosby. I'm not normally a huge science fiction fan. At least not when it comes to books. I'll watch sci-fi movies all day long though. Go figure. With that being said, ProtoStar had just the right amount of Science Fiction mixed with Humor and Romance to fully keep my attention. William, the Prince/Bounty Hunter, is a dedicated character, so when he starts to feel more for the Star Child, who
Kitty Honeycutt
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing

It's 3:40 am here and I just finished reading this book. I can honestly say that it's been a while since I've stayed up this late to finish a novel but I simply couldn't put this one down. I'm not usually one that cares much for Sci-fi fiction but this book really kept my attention. I believe that Braxton Cosby will go far with this series and I look forward to the next book.

The element of Science Fiction intermingled well with the roma
Oct 29, 2011 rated it liked it
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This is probably the first science fiction book that I've read and actually liked! Now don't get me wrong sci-fi just isn't my favorite genre. I tend to either get lost or confused or turned off all together, but with Protostar that was so not the case. It's very well written and the way the author delivers it, is smooth and easy. Plus all the yummy romance didn't hurt either!
From page one William really drew me in, he's a Prince turned bounty hunter, sexy right?! But before I knew it, all of m
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Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a passion for inspiring others to love, in spite of circumstance and convenience. His calling to pen a young-adult series that is smart, witty, and thought provoking, has challenged readers to answer the question: What would you choose, love or irrevocable duty? Braxton's Award-winning Star-Crossed Saga Scifi series and superhero series called The Cape is his emb ...more

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