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Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict “aunt,” she’s not even sure who she is. M’s dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 22nd 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published August 1st 2013)
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Ben Alderson
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
well well well.
What a fantastic read. This series is so promising after this first book.
The characters, setting and idea behind this world is fantastic.
I have to admit I LOVE ALIENS.

Really excited for the rest of this series! :D <3
Megan Krogh
Jul 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
I fucking hated this book. I seriously cannot believe I actually finished it. Although every page I read, I could feel myself losing brain cells. This book was so fucking cliché. The plot was pretty dumb. The vocabulary sucked shit. Marsha was dumb as fuck. Rigel was supposed to be amazing and hot and the perfect dude but seriously was totally fucking cliché and he did not act like a fucking 15 year old. Trisha was cliché too (wow cliché again, I think this is going to be a reoccurring theme her ...more
N.N. Light
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my second reading of Starstruck and I have to say, my opinion on the book has improved quite a bit. Marsha (or M to her friends) is an astronomy fanatic and a very confused teen. She doesn't know who she is or where she fits in. All that changes when she meets hunky Rigel. He befriends her and all these changes start to happen to her. She's not sure what it means but when she discovers a hidden secret, she's Starstruck.

While there is still things I don't like about the book (too much an
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Jennifer
Pros:
Well, the cover is really pretty.

This book made me feel sad. Poor Marsha, she is so beat down, the moment a guy even looks at her, her friends rush to straighten her hair, and it's like her whole life is hinging on a purple eyeliner pencil. Like just maybe, that purple eyeliner is the deciding difference between failure and success.

I wanted this book to be a cautionary tale, about the fact that male attention is not the only thing that matters in the this world! But it's all the seem to mat
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Satarupa
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would love to thank Brenda Hiatt, author of Starstruck, for giving me this wonderful opportunity of reading and reviewing this book and hats off to the great and awesome moderators of Teen Critic group for letting me sign up for this book.

I really loved this story, it's great and really enjoyable. I loved to experience the life of M and liked the fact that she developed through out the book and
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Jessica
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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That book was epic! Oh, wait a minute, it's over.
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Someone told me it's going to be a series though, so
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Where to start with this book? It was amazing! Yes that sounds good. When I was reading the first page or so, if I'm honest with you I thought this was going to be a boring high school romance or something like that. I wasn't in the mood for all that soppy teenage romance, because let's be honest it get's old, it gets boring.
So as you can imagi
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
This was a cute little book in the beginning, but it didn't take long for me to become annoyed with it. I don't so much think that the problem lies with the storytelling. I have just read a few books that were similar and I liked them a lot more.

It's never good when both the little and big aspect of a book cause you to cringe and roll your eyes.

First of all I hated the main character's nickname. Her name was Marsha, but thanks to being
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Kindra Erickson
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Beautiful cover, cliché book. The main character left all of her friends (two, because she's a "nerd") just so she could hang out more with her popular, hot, perfect boyfriend. Oh, but they loooove each other! Puke. I'm all for a romance book and falling in love, but this was just sickening. In my opinion, it's chicks before dicks, EVEN if you're in-loooove. Not only that, the author wrote down every trick in the "Cliché For Beginners Handbook". She's a nerd, he's popular. She's a lost alien pri ...more
☆☆Hannah☆☆
This is more of a 2.5 rating. There were things that I liked but there were things that bugged me too. I understand that you will never find the perfect main character in a book. However, M (yes that's what people called her) at times was too childish and stupid and her friends were no better. Especially her friend Bri who actually stopped talking to her because M had a boyfriend and what was worse that her other friend Deb stopped talking to her because Bri did. I hate people like that. Anyways ...more
Ashley
Initially, I was going to give Starstruck one star, but there were some good parts to it.

Besides that... words fail me.

The romance was very clichéd and a bit unbelievable. I liked the main character Marsha for the first half of the book, but when she started to ignore and neglect her friends to fawn over her love interest, that was a big no-no, for me anyway. Not to mention when they broke up for a period (view spoiler)
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Ari Reavis
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a pleasant surprise. I've had this on my kindle for a while and am wondering why I took so long to get around to reading it. Marsha is the typical sophomore with acne, glasses, and bullies galore. Rigel comes along and 'notices' her in more ways than one. Rigel won and lost me at various points in this book. He was so sweet and protective, but made some pretty dumb decisions that had me scratching my head sometimes. There's a lot of mystery and some action towards the end. Ohh, and of c ...more
Tabitha
This book was brilliant! I haven't read any alien themed books before but wow, I just loved this and I can't wait to read the rest! (I think I may just binge read the rest over the Christmas holidays!) great book - I'll be writing a review on my blog soon xx ...more
Caru
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I recieved a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.Thank you!!


Rating: ★★★★☆




My Opinion Of This Book: I liked it!!!!



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Liked:

-Rigel
-Bri
-Deb
-Marsha
-The Romance
-The Writing
-The Ending
-The Plot/Storyline


Disliked:
-There were some YA clichés



What I Disliked:The YA Clichés



~Well, there was insta-love in this one.


I mean it wasn't really a big deal but I would've liked this better if it didn't have insta-love.



The Characters


Rigel

He laughed out
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Lauren AKA randomreader
Oh my goodness! I really, really, really, really, really like this book! It was exactly what I wanted and it was just so darn fun to read! The characters, plot, and overall tone of the story were so entertaining and fun!
I only had a few issues with this book, but it was still fantastic. My first problem with the book was all of the little cliché parts in the story. I mean, it didn't bother me a whole lot, but little things like the mean girl group, and the whole nerd becoming pretty was cliché
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Ishi Bhanot
Jul 30, 2014 rated it liked it
~~I was given a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review~~

Rating: 3.5 stars

It's the first day of the school and our narrator, Marsha, or M as she is called by her friends, is boarding the bus. A sophomore, Marsha isn't exactly at the top of the social hierarchy of high school. The mean girl Trina, her enemy since childhood, is everything Marsha isn't and takes special interest on playing pranks on her. Hoping that this year might be different somehow for geeky, unpopular Marsha, and with
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Chez
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This was such a cute story! I read it on Wattpad after I saw that my friend had added it.
Starstruck is a really quick read and lighthearted. It wasn't too cliche and the characters were really fun. The only thing that was kind of bothering was that I kept forgetting that they were only 15. It would've been better if they were 17 with some of the jokes or references that were being made. Overall it was a really fun read and I would like to read the next book, as I see no point not to continue thi
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Adi Rocks Socks
2.5 to 3 stars. Maybe I'd have enjoyed this book more if I were fifteen myself, and a little more naïve about the world. The book had an interesting premise, had impeccable grammar (which is important to me) and was FREE! I'm a sucker for deals and free things, fyi. ;) ...more
Runningrabbit
If these were on Kindle Unlimited I would give the next book a go, however they aren't and I won't. ...more
Ariana
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was much better than I expected to be! A lot of fun!
Dee/ bookworm
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, but I don't think I can read more of the series. I know that they are going to introduce a love triangle and from the description of the next books it sounds like a lot of angst. ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Starstruck is a really sweet YA paranormal novel that fans of the genre will love! With its unique paranormal storyline and characters that teens will relate to, I think that this book is a definite winner.

I can't really summarize the book any better than the synopsis does without giving away spoilers, so I'll just jump directly into my review.

The negatives:

Some clichés.
There were some parts of this book (especiall
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Siobhan Davis
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, ya, romance, sci-fi
Marsha Truitt isn't popular in school, but she's used to it. Constantly taunted by cheerleader Trina, she does her best to ignore her with the support of her two best friends. M's home life isn't much better - her aunt and uncle were forced to take her in when her adopted parents died shortly after adopting her. Her aunt is a total tyrant and her uncle is usually tongue-tied around his domineering wife.

When hot newcomer Rigel starts to take notice of her, M's life changes in ways she could never
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Katelyn Beane
Starstruck should of been titled "guy-struck"

I admit I prefer my female characters to be strong, so I was vastly dissatisfied with the main female Marsha. Yes they have a bond but is that really a good excuse for ditching your friends? Or becoming so Starstruck by him that you forget all logical thought?! Oh and her magically "transforming" all because basically she got the guy was awful. I mean the author was basically telling every woman in the world that in order to be "complete" or "popular"
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M.N. Arzu
I wish it had more character development

I was looking for a novel with aliens living among us, and this one certainly fullfilled that. Now, if only the character wasn't constantly thinking about this ONE GUY and how amazing he is...

I wanted to like Marsha, I really did, but I have no idea who she is beyond she likes to read and Astronomy. What does she want? What does she like? Besides Rigel, of course.

I get that the main characters are teens and will make bad decisions, but when the adults al
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AnnMarie
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am used to reading this author's regency romance, and I didn't know how this different genre would go down with me, but the story sounded good, and I gave it a try. I am glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a unique story, Brenda has such a great imagination. You can't help but appreciate how nice it would be if something like this could be happening around us right now, well the good guys bit that is. You will have to read it to know what I mean. You won't be sorry. ...more
Beatrice Rivers
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stay safe my Marsha Prentiss...

I could never have guessed the twist at the beginning. I knew at once that Rigel couldn't be a normal human being... But then again, how many stunning, cute and magical young men are there in the world of fiction that aren't supernatural?

My favourite character was, of course, Rigel, although it must be annoying to blow up every electronical objet that you touch...

I Highly Recommended this book.

Stay safe my Marshan Princess.
...more
Isabell
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so freaking amazing!
But I will not lie and say that I liked the whole book because some parts I really thought was annoying and just boring. I love the characters and even if sometimes I thought Marsha was annoying at some points I did turn out to like her in the end. I totally recommend people to read this book!
Yara
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED M and Rigel's connection! Sure makes me with the bonding thing existed in real life :) One of my fave YA's this past year. Couldn't put this down, nor the sequel. Can't wait for the next installment! ...more
Morgan Gray
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Maberan Potato
ACTUAL RATING: 0.5 STARS

If you know me you know this is bad. I've never rated any book under one star, even the ones literally forgiving RAPE. (See Le Rubis Des Templiers) So what gives? Well, at least these books had the decency to not shoot originality in the head before my innocent eyes.

Unmarked spoilers below but honestly you'll see everything coming anyway this is so unoriginal.

PART 1: THE CLICHÉS

Not even three pages in and this hits it all. You have the eye-impaired brunette of the week w
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