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The Burning Star

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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped t ...more
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Published March 25th 2014 by Whiskey Girls Publishing (first published May 23rd 2012)
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Jessie Lane
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I've decided that I'm allowed to love my own book, lol.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book really didn’t turn out as I’d expected. I read the synopsis, and expected one story, and ended up getting a totally different one whilst reading. And you know what? The story I got was awesome.

I have to admit, I thought that Kay’s cancer was going to be one of the main points in the story – and don’t get me wrong, it plays a pretty big role. However, that’s definitely not all there is to the book. Even if she’s really sick, Kay wants to be normal. The problem with that is that
Michele at A Belle's Tales
I am really loving author duos lately! I can’t imagine writing a book with someone else - I don't always play well with others. I think it is such an accomplishment that two people can achieve such a thing.

The Burning Star follows the life of Kay, who was diagnosed with cancer and whose mom has relocated them from a busy city life to the boondocks of North Carolina. She is surrounded by boxes that she wishes would magically unpack themselves. I love this quote and, in light of my recent move, f
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The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
YA Fantasy
May 24, 2012
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Reviewed by Tori

Favorite Quote: “…just book me a train to crazyville, because apparently that’s where we are headed. “

Seventeen year old Kay is living under a death sentence. Diagnosed with cancer, she has been given six months to live. Her mother moves them to Asheville, NC, hoping to find a miracle. Instead Kay finds her life turned upside down when she meets the insanely gor
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Kay is used to moving around every few years to different big cities looking for doctors that will offer her a cure. But with a few months to live they move to Asheville, NC where her father was from with hopes of finding that cure. Kay is determined to fight this cancer to the end and survive to see her 18th birthday. Who knows, maybe she can even talk her mom into sticking around here for a bit. But when she comes across a gorgeous guy getting attacked by a mutant looking wolf the crazy just g ...more
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Favorite Lines "The way the wolf looked at me, I felt like it saw right through me to my soul. I never knew an animal could see someone so thoroughly the way this one seemed to see me. My hands trembled at some emotion I couldn’t name. It wasn’t fear; it was more like an overwhelming sense of knowing and intimacy.”

“You’ve finally shown up after I’ve been waiting years just to meet you. I don’t know how this will end, but what I do know is that I’m not ready to say goodbye. I’ve seen you fragile
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this one cos i liked the knowbut i love the hair!

Kay has a serious disease and she will die soon..even knowing this she moves with her mother to place where her mom says she first met her father who died in accident.In the woods behind their house... she meet Ryan being attacked by a weird creature...he is beautiful,hot and she instantly feels an attraction after she helps him.But ryan is not ordinary human..he is prince/royalty and he thinks Kay is one of them!

Cecilia (rather barefoot than bookless)
This is by far one of the best books Ive read so far this year! It is well worth your time to read. I was kind of surprised that this book was this amazing and I was even more surprised at the content. I would never in a million years have guessed the turn outs in this one! If you want something who will surprise you and keep you guessing then this is a book for you. And a big warning if you do not like cliff hangers because OMG!! I want to read book two like yesterday if possible please!!! It w ...more
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I’m not a big fan of young adult reads, and too keep my attention throughout it has to be rather brilliant, and I am happy to say this read was just that, brilliant. It surpassed my expectations and took me by surprise. I didn’t see the angle with Kay’s mother Carlie, I thought I had it pegged at Carlie stealing Kay when she as a baby or something along those lines, but I stood corrected. I loved how this story twisted and turned as the truth of Kay started to unfold, information and detail wasn ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
If you are in the mood for a YA book that has fairies, werewolves, romance and mystery then you have to read The Burning Star by Jessie Lane. This wonderful story has a thrilling plot with many twists as well as characters that are just magical.

Kay is sick and is dying from cancer. Her mom and her move around a lot, looking for a cure for her. With only a few months left to live they move to Asheville, NC. While on a walk Kay sees a hot guy getting attacked by a strange wolf. Soon she finds out
Jackie -Sated Faery
This was a really interesting & unique story, a great combination of some of my favorite paranormal characters. Definitely lots of excitement as Kay begins to realize everything around her is not as it seems, including her own life. I actually thought I had the story figured out a few pages in, but man I was in for a surprise! There are several good twists to keep things interesting. And there’s no shortage of paranormal hotties, either! Although it didn’t take me long to decide which one I ...more
Erin Manbeck
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I tagged this book as "reading" two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I didn't get to it until this morning. Let me tell you...I'm tired. Every time a chapter came to an end and I thought I could take a break, I was sucked right back in. Every chapter brought on something new and I felt like if I stopped reading I was going to miss something.
I also loved how the author had me questioning who I could trust throughout the book.
2 huge pluses...You can't help but love a book whose main character is a ging
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young and old adults
Shelves: authors
Wow, Wow , Wow . I never been so involved with a book since Harry potter and the twilight series . The Burning Star by Jessie Lane is an action pack adventure that takes you on a journey of a life time. I fell in love with all the characters and can't wait for next book of the series to come out .The story line flowed easily from reality to fantasy which transported you right into the action with Kay. This is a must read book and I can see this story line becoming a movie later on down the road ...more
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
Yup. That really says 5 stars. And it is YA. Actual review to come on
Fangs for the Fantasy
Kay has returned with her mother to her home town after a lifetime of travelling around. But now she is staying still in her mother’s last ditch effort to try and save her life - since she’s dying from a terminal disease.

But the cure comes from an unexpected source – as she finds herself exposed to the supernatural world. Suddenly surrounded by fae royalty and werewolves, fighting demonic hellhounds and going on her first date in the middle of it, Kay finds there is far more to her past than her
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

RATING: 4 Stars

I only read this one at first because it was free, but I was glad I got it ☺

It has a rather interesting plot. Kay has a form of cancer and she’s going to die soon. She moves to the countryside, and there she meets 2 gorgeous guys. Ryan and Nick, which she both falls for. Through a sequence of events, she finds out that she isn’t what she actually thinks she is, and neither is anyone around her. She takes it quite well, surprisingly.
There were plenty twists and turns, romance and
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn

I had a lot of fun reading this book. I feel like a fan-girl, but I am adding Jessie Lane to my authors to watch list.

We jump right in getting to know Kay from the beginning, but it’s not too descriptive. Lane shows and tells us necessary information but she found the perfect balance. At first, I thought The Burning Star might fall into the cliched boy meets girl, instant love, etc…but the author broke that mold quickly.

Kay has cancer and she and her mom have j
Oct 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Burning Star is a very cute new supernatural romance written by Jessie Lane. Each chapter is written from the point of view of one of the characters and starts with Kay. Kay is our main character who has been battling a form of cancer for a while and her mother and her have returned to the small town of Asheville to continue treatments. This is also the same small town where her mother met and fell in love with her father. Kay does not have very high self esteem and isn't thrilled about havi ...more
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received this book from the author for an honest review. I rated it a 3.75 but rounded up.

I read another paranormal series by these awesome ladies so I jumped at the chance to read this one as well. I have only read one other Fae book so I was excited to give it a read.

This book starts out meeting Kay who is 17 year old dying of cancer. Her mom is a bit over protective of her but who wouldnt understan
Dorine White
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time for a paranormal YA involving fairies and werewolves, it is The Burning Star, by Jessie Lane.

The Story- Kay has been told she has only 6 months to live. She will die of cancer before her eighteenth birthday. Desperate, her mom takes her to her birthplace, Asheville, NC, refusing to give up hope.

But, what kind of answers can Kay’s birthplace provide? Well, several. First Kay meets handsome Ryan, and watches him defeat an evil demon. What? Is she hallucinating? Then she meets robust and just
Ruth B
From the very start I was sure it’s would be a good book. Maybe it has some flaws but nobody it’s perfect. The Burning Star is really a good book and you can’t put it down once you start reading it. It’s a story that captures everything we love in a good YA novel.

All begins when we meet Kay, this young girl who’s dying, right after she has arrived to Asheville. There she meets two of the hottest guys ever (lucky her) and strange things starts to happen.
From that point everything in her life chan
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling adventure that will make you believe in miracles.

Kay was told that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday, but her mother is determined to save her. When they move out of Ahseville, NC to try a new set of cancer specialists Kay finds something that may be able to help her. What she finds in the woods outside of Asheville and a mysterious boy named Ryan may prove to be her one chance at seeing her eighteenth birthday.

However the journey is not over yet and her mother
Charlotte Lynn
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kay and her mom, Carli, move to Asheville, North Carolina to find treatment for her terminal cancer diagnosis. The first day there Kay goes for a walk and is thrown into a world of werewolves, fairies, goblins, and many other mystical creatures.

Kay has never had a boyfriend and has never been kissed. When she moves to her new home she meets not one, but two teenage boys who want her attention. Ryan saves her from a monster dog and makes a date for the very next morning. Nick comes to install th
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
When the doctors tell Kay that she only has 6 months to live, her mother decides to move her to a new house to hopefully make her life as calm and relaxing as possible. When Kay comes across a strange boy battling an animal in the forest by her house, her life becomes anything but relaxing.

When Ryan returns home and tells others of the amazing girl that he met, they put together some clues that maybe, just maybe Kay is the long lost princess that was stolen years ago. They decide to go back to
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review originally posted at A Date with a Book.

I have to admit, the biggest reason I chose to read this book is the cover. I am a cover whore and I absolutely loved the cover. I am not a fan of fantasy, but figured there was enough realness to the story I would be okay.

I loved the beginning when Kay meets Ryan and the mysterious surrounding exactly what she saw in the woods. Oh and then she meets another young man the next morning, Nick, and is finding herself booked with dates. I enjoyed the
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OK, so where do I begin... Let's start with the timeline... I started this book at 11:45pm on Saturday night. (I know what you are thinking... Ms. Popular, well what can I say Books before Bros.) I finished this book at 2 pm Sunday afternoon. So subtract the 5(ish) hours of sleep and that just goes to show you how amazing this story is. The writing was amazing with the perfect mix of romance, action and suspense. The story jumps from perspective to perspective giving the reader a well rounded vi ...more
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was a really good book. The two different P.O.V's worked really well. At first I really liked Kay more than Kira and kind of skimmed the chapters in her point of view. This, however, quickly changed. About half way through the book I actually started liking Kira's story more and skimming Kay's. I am really intrigued to find out Kira's origins and what Kane's intentions towards her are. this book was really intriguing wit
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book grabbed my interest quickly and held on for dear life. Kay is a wonderful character who is diagnosed with cancer, and struggles to come to grips with what she really is. Ryan and Nick are two very funny characters who had me laughing out loud with their antics. There were a couple more characters that I loved, but I don't want to mention them and give out spoilers. :)
I would have given this book a five star but I felt it took too long to figure out who was talking at the first of the c
I honestly don't know where to begin. Bad dialogue, switching from 1st person pov to 3rd person within the span of paragraph & a half, misspellings, you name it. My favorite line - "The rest of him looked slender but somewhat stocky, and I was undoubtedly appreciating the view." Spotting multiple mistakes before you make it 35% of the way into the story.. well.. this novel could've used an editor.. or I dunno .. multiple sets of eyeballs. Or SOMETHING.
Becky Price
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good!! I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The characters were excellently done and I absolutely loved Kira's character. The ending was great and it has me convinced to stick with the series. I will definitely continue on with this series and I suggest this book to fans of fantasy.
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Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy. An often shy, sometimes snarky chick addicted to books, caffeine & hot fictional men. She lives in Kentucky with her two crazy teenage daughters and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for ...more

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