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Lanterns In The Sky

(The Starlight Chronicles #1)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Everything was normal for Lucy Maisfer until the day a star fell from the sky and knocked her out. Upon waking, she comes face-to-face with Jason Woods, who also happens to be the mysterious new guy in her best friend, Valarie's, life.

Then the strange dreams begin, and she learns about the Starlight Princess— who must not under any circumstance be reawakened. Driven to un
Published March 5th 2019 by The Parliament House
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Melissa Souza
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
1.5 to 2 stars!!!

Warning: unpopular opinion ahead.

Well, this book was an extremely frustrating read for me. I don't even understand how this has got 5 star ratings. There are several issues with this book which I will go into further in this review. I'll have to admit, when I chose this book I was hooked by the cover. It's extremely beautiful and the blurb was interesting enough to reel me in but sadly, I was mistaken as that's where the good stuff actually ended.

Firstly, the story has zero worl
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
LANTERNS IN THE SKY (The Starlight Chronicles #1)

• ⭐️:4,7/5

💬: I am so happy! This book was an amazing journey. Where two best friends needs to find out how to save the world with the help of angels and an immortal boy.

Lucy is the reincarnation of a Princess that can save the world from the bad people and after getting her memories from her previous life she needs to get ready to save the world after unwillingly breaking a barrier that was protecting everyone. She needs to learn how to fight,
Cathy | A Case Full of Books
Jan 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
DNF at 50%

I really wanted to like this book. It sounded pretty cool, and the cover is gorgeous!

Unfortunately, I found that reading this book made me not want to read at all. I realized I was reading it out of obligation instead of enjoyment. So when I hit 50% and still wasn't enjoying it, I stopped.

The characters were very one dimensional and I found that they could have traded places part way through the book and I wouldn't have even noticed. They were not relatable, they were not developed, an
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: indie
This book made for a quick read, one that I finished in one sitting. I found the writing style really engaging, which made it easy and enjoyable for me to read. The main character was a bit average, as was the plot. What I really missed was any world-building. I overall enjoyed it, but it definitely missed the mark on some points, which I think is a shame, as it had a lot of potential.
Spencer Hoshino
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second or third book I've read by P.S. Malcolm, and it is exactly in-line with what I have come to expect from her.

I love the idea of a Starlight Princess and the magical elements incorporated into this story. (Although - no spoilers - Lucy goes through quite a lot, so although I'm not keen on being a Starlight Princess, I definitely think it's a lovely idea to imagine a world with one.) I was also tickled by some of the character name choices, which were absolutely delightful. (Kale
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucy used to think she led an ordinary life until a star fell and almost killed her. That's when things started happening. Just loved it and ready for the next. ...more
Allison Rose
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story and totally movie worthy. I loved the magic and the influence of the past on the present. And then the epilogue just knocked it out of the park! Can't wait for the next one! ...more
Minca Huiberts (My Winged Books)
Thanks to NetGalley for the e-arc.

One day, Lucy is just a normal school girl. But when she witnesses an incredible light element falling form the sky, she begins to get weird dreams. When a few of her peers are talking about a star that has fallen from the sky and the Starlight princess who has lost her memory of her previous life, pieces start to fall in place for Lucy. When her best friend Valarie goes missing, Lucy is torn between saving the world or her family and her best friend. All the w
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review from Xpresso Book Tours via NetGalley.**

Title Lanterns in the Sky (Starlight Chronicles #1)

Author P.S. Malcolm


Everything was normal for Lucy Maisfer until the day a star fell from the sky and knocked her out. Upon waking, she comes face-to-face with Jason Woods, who also happens to be the mysterious new guy in her best friend, Valarie’s, life.

Then the strange dreams begin, and she learns about the Sta
Cassie Quach
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me a chance to read this in exchange for an honest review.

I gotta say, this book was rough for me from the beginning. A lot of technical issues. However, I will say I started this book with very low expectations, especially after reading the prologue, and ended up enjoying the story well enough. Pleasantly surprised!

I will start with where I take issues with this book. From the 1st page, there wasn't a strong control of language and description
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
ARC from NetGalley
1.5 stars

Well that was bad. I need a glass of wine.

No worldbuilding. I barely had any idea what the characters even looked like, let alone anything around them. The story was childish and seemingly put together as the author went, which can be done well but was not in this instance. The dialogue was juvenile. The story was juvenile. There were so many plot holes. I actually started to get angry as I read this book. The only reason I finished it was because I am going to meet my
Shruti Pandey
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Publisher- the parliament house

Length- 275

Cover – Cover is beautiful and mesmerizing .

Title – The title is very suitable for book and help to define the plot .

Blurb- It is full of twist and turns with an exciting plot . It is a story of two girls Lucy and Valarie who are childhood best friends . Valarie is depressed by an event happens with her in the past and Lucy tries to console her . Everything remains normal until a star fell from sky and hits Lucy’s head. There she met the mysterious boy J
Linda ( Clary_Starfall )
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Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it
What a different read from some of the other fantasy novels I’ve dove into lately. Lucy comes in contact with a fallen star and a mysterious new guy in one evening. What ensues is a catalyst of world-as-we-know-it ending proportions and some heavy secret reveals.

There’s a few different things going on here and I have to admit I didn’t see a lot of it coming. There is a mixture of “aliens” and angels that left some background and world building to be desired. I am still a little confused on how
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would, but it was definitely a slow start. The story didn't seem to really get going until I was about 23% through the story, but then it didn't stop through the rest of the story. It was an interesting concept, especially for someone that can't typically get into books that are sci-fi like, like this one. My main complaint with this wa
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
After reading the prequel I was intrigued to see where this story was heading so downloaded the first book of the series. And I have to say this is not what I expected. I assumed this was going to be set in an alternate world, but instead it is based in the modern day with familiar and recognisable elements throughout. Yes, the country is fictional however it is geographically placed within Europe and is not dissimilar to what most would recognise as contemporary society. There are elements of f ...more
Jo Narayan
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW. I read the Amazon reviews before reading this book, and I didn't understand what they meant by 'cinematic'. Now I do. This is BEGGING to be made into a movie. The idea is so original, and the descriptions and story line are breathtaking. The characters are dynamic and so interesting and I can't wait to see what happens with them.
I couldn't put this book down! I wish I had read it earlier.. and at the same time, wish I had waited until the rest of the books were out so I could binge them all
Jan 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs, 2020
So let's start by saying that the cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous and that is definitely what grabbed my attention. If only the rest of the book was as good as the cover led me to believe, I wouldn't have felt the need to leave a one-star review.

Let me start out by addressing the over usage of italics in this book. For me, italics should be rare and they should used to either emphasize something extremely important or for inner dialogue. In this book, every page had 5-8 words italicize
(Love, Stars and Books)
(I received an eARC from Netgalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Book review: Lanterns in the sky (The Starlight chronicles #1) by P. S. Malcolm (3 stars)

Lanterns in the sky (The Starlight chronicles #1) by P. S. Malcolm
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Romance
Rating: 3/5 stars


(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book was pretty fast paced, but I didn’t feel that the characters were developed enough. It definitely showed great pro
Jan 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lanterns in the Sky was the second book I read in January and it’s unfortunate that I found it to be easily forgettable and even though I didn’t come into this book with high expectations I was greatly disappointed. This book is about Lucy, a girl in high school who encounters a fallen star, then starts having dreams about the Starlight Princess; the setting is in our current world but in a fictional country.

Lucy, her best friend Valarie, and love interest Jason are the main characters that we
Sara Jo
Jan 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
Complete waste of time, effort, and energy. It didn’t make a single bit of sense. I re-read pages and pages trying to understand and decided to skip ahead to the ending and decided it was just a piece of crap. Thank goodness it was just an ARC. The idea that someone wants to actually publish this garbage is beyond me. It was also excessively violent for a book about teenagers.

I was provided with an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 02, 2021 rated it did not like it
Unpopular review.

I have never hated a character as much as I hated the main character in this book. Every thing surrounding her logic and decisions made her life and her friends lives worse. It was painful read.
The premise sounded interesting but it was too all over the place/ several issues, so DNF’d.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-author
This is the first book I have read by P.S. Malcolm and I thoroughly enjoyed it...
Lucy was a normal teenager until a star fell from the sky and knocked her unconscious...
This is definitely worth Hollywood....loved the characters and the storyline...
Can't wait to read the next book (if there is one)
Alexa Abee
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
You can check out this review and my other reviews at Writing the Universe

Title: Lanterns in the Sky (The Starlight Chronicles #1)
Author: P.S. Malcolm
Pub. Date: March 5, 2020
Rating: 2 / DNF at 50%

This will be a spoiler free review, and I want to thank NetGalley for the free eARC in exchange for an honest review.

The cover is what initially drew me to this book, and then I read the synopsis. I pretty much impulse requested it on NetGalley and got the approval email. My expectations weren’t high
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book was absolutely incredible! It was like Stardust meets Fallen but so different and unique. The writing flowed nicely, I could totally see this being made into a movie. It had a great story line that I haven't read before in the YA genre! I could not put it down once I was invested! Everything about it drew me in more and more, especially the prologue, talk about a great way to open a book.

I really loved all the characters even the ones that I probably shouldn't have (you'll unders
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lanterns in the Sky introduces a whole new world that lies within our world. Lucy, the reincarnated Starlight Princess, is the only one who can break the barrier that protects their universe from the Urenphians. When the barrier breaks, Lucy and others do everything they can to try to stop the fallout. This book was very interesting, and I could not stop reading it. I read it in two hours, and can’t wait to read more when the sequel comes out!

*I received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest
Fernanda Granzotto
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was ok

1.5 stars

*Thank you Netgalley and the Publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review, all opinions are my own*

The main character was completely ANNOYING! and because the book is told from her point of view I ended up finding the book irritating at various times.
In addition to being annoying is a confusing story, I still don't know if I understood it all.
All of the other characters in the story are blend and the story of the book itself is not at all captivating and i
Mar 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
This sounds intriguing...but I kind of hate how the synopsis gives so much away! Hopefully that will change closer to the publication date.
Laura ( Latteandbooks )
This book was a nice change from the ones that I normally read I usually shy away from sci-fi type books. This one really interested me from the description. The beginning was a little slow for me, it didn’t pick up until 40ish%. One of the things that liked was how complicated the characters where it made them feel more real as a reader. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
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P.S.Malcolm (Pagan) grew up in Proserpine, Queensland— a small, Australian country town on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. She was a storyteller from a young age and spent years perfecting her craft.

For two years, she juggled waitressing in tourist filled coffee shops while undertaking two degrees in Creative Writing online— one specializing in children's fiction and publishing. She has alway

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