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Fate of the Stars

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When the fate of the world rests upon you…

Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. A Labor Day beach party seems like a good place to start…but there’s more danger lurking than anyone could imagine. Death is coming to Earth if the pods of infectious creatures
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Paperback, First Edition, 248 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by Legendary Prose
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Carrie
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris is a fast paced young adult science fiction fantasy. The story is that of one teenage girl that end ups in the middle of an alien invasion and tasked with saving the world.

Allison Delaney was attending a bonfire party at the beach but feeling a bit left out when she walked away from the crowd only to awaken the next morning to find everyone else gone. Not believing no one would miss her or have looked for her she heads home only to receive news that her mother is
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Elaine
Rating 4.5/5* - WOW! Hope this is the start of a new series!

I admit that I wasn't quite sure whether I would like this story or not, but I am so pleased I gave it a go and highly recommend you do, too! It is a very different sci-fi page turner where the focus isn't on the aliens as much as on the unlikely heroine, Allison. Allison has had a traumatic year after the untimely and unexpected death of her father. She and her Mum are coping with grief in very different ways and have, to some extent,
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Aneta Bak
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
Fate of the Stars is an epic story of an alien invasion and an unlikely heroine.

Allison is a loner, and ever more so after the death of her father. With a mother who choses to ignore her, and a best friend who's just entered a new relationship, Allison is completely alone, that is until an alien spirit named Eenoki inhabits her body. When an evil race of aliens come down to Earth and start killing it's inhabitants, Eenoki and Allison may be the only ones to stop it.

I really enjoyed reading fro
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Allison has recently lost her father as she is about to start her senior year. A little lost and lonely she tries attending a Labor Day beach party and it is a resounding failure... until a white light blinds her. "Eenoki is a protector of life but must have a sentient host to fight the invasion. A teenage girl would not be the best choice, but out of desperation Eenoki invades Allison’s mind and body, granting her unnatural abilities and streng
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Sabrina
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, arc
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I was intrigued from start to end. I really enjoyed the Sci-fi elements of this novel. The world building and the aliens were described in detail. I really enjoyed Allison's character growth throughout the novel. I wish the side characters were more present. The story is very unique and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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EXCERPT:
Why would they come out here?
I stagger back, shaking as I remember my narrow escape from town, and the aliens’ hissing reaction to sound. I hobble to the pilothouse. “Pete!” I shout, twisting the handle. It refuses to turn. “Shut off the engines.” I beat on the door.
“What the hell this yellin’ about?” he shouts,
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Michael
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a digital copy free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Fate of The Stars by Arwen Paris is an interesting Science Fiction adventure about an alien invasion on Earth. Allison is a young high school girl who recently lost her father and is struggling to recover from that loss. She is chosen as a host for a sentient being named Eenoki just before a vicious alien invasion begins. She is torn between wanting to be with her friends and family, becoming whom sh
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Nildene
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Where to begin really.

I suppose let’s start with some main points I just can’t get my mind off of.

Firstly, the pace. The entire book happens in one week, and so much happens – like full-on, jam-packed invasions, war and mayhem. It’s intense. But also, I don’t know if It suited the story well – in the sense that, as I was reading, I felt a bit of disconnect to characters because maybe there were points that were too fast-paced.

Our main character, Allison, has just lost her father (who we never me
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Kelly
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, series
If you are looking for action, bravery, some humility and a teenager left to fight for your world than look no further. This story is chocked full of Earthlings fighting against aliens who only want our destruction and a second alien race who only want to annihilate them all. But there is an Alliance of Aliens who seem to have their own agenda. What is a teenager to do when she wakes up with another alien’s conscience with hers? She learns to fight. But as a teenager not even finished with high ...more
Neil
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This was a quick read spoilt by the characters lacking depth.
Anstice Brown
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I was kindly given a review copy of Fate of the Stars by Xpresso Book Tours for taking part in the tour. This in no way affects the integrity of my review and as usual, all my comments are my honest opinion.

Fate of the Stars was an exciting and exhilarating read. I love sci-fi novels and the beautiful cover really appealed to me-luckily it did not disappoint!

The story is told in first-person which gives it a personal and immediate feel. From the very first chapter, I felt like I was
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J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
***This book was reviewed via XPresso Blog Tours

In Arwen Paris’ Fate of the Stars, Earth has become a battlefield in the war between two alien groups. Allison just wants to enjoy a night on the beach with her friend Becca. During a beach party, she and several others witness an odd light in the sky. Later, Allison passes out on the beach. Waking in a panic, she hurries home, hoping to avoid an angry mother. Soon enough, she’ll have far more to worry about than a missed curfew...

Devastating news
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Bran Pendergrass

Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris was a thrilling young adult science fiction and fantasy that I enjoyed for what it is. What happens when a teenage girl finds herself knee-deep in an alien invasion and is the only one who can save our world?
Allison Delaney was trying to escape the horrors of the previous year by being a teenager and attending a beach bonfire. When she discovers that the waves cannot wash away the horrors of her past, Allison wanders off to find respite and solace in her own comp
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Movies, Shows,
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Fate of the Stars intrigued me from the start... when I read the synopsis. Thought it was an interesting sci-fi storyline. Well, no regrets there... I was pulled in to Allison's plight when her home is invaded from beyond the stars. When a dangerous situation plunges her into an incredibly difficult decision with lack of or no knowledge and/or information to help her. Moreover, Arwen Paris skillfully describes these invaders with great detail... enough to ge
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E.A.
( I received this book free, from the Author in exchange for my honest review )

I have to say, this book wasn't what I was expecting. It took a completely different turn then what I was going for and, it was pretty good.

So I'm mixed with this book, it was vastly original, but it also had some typical YA annoyance that took away from the epicness of the plot.

The world is in the process of ending. Creatures are infecting humans, Allison is taken over, in a somewhat like "The Host" fashion, (All f
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Zphn
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome! Its kept me hooked, wanting to see what happens next. Allison's story is an epic one, filled with danger and many hard choices. She starts out shy and reserved. As her journey progresses, facing all her dilemmas and handling them the best she can, she develops into a wonderful character I'm glad I took the time to get to know. The story is told through Allison's POV. As she fights for survival, and to save the ones she love, she meets many new allies and a villain you love ...more
Jessica Creason
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
I zoomed through this book in one night! I'm usually not into books about aliens, but this isn't like Star Trek or anything like that. Yes, there were aliens, but they were not the main focus of the story.

The story focuses more on Allison, who is a teenager who must learn as she goes, after stepping into a gigantic role that initially seems impossible.

This book was AWESOME!!! The author did an excellent job of world building and explaining about the aliens, their different culture, and their mot
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Claire Cronin
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was thoroughly intrigued by this blurb, I don't read a lot of sci-fi these days, but this one caught my attention, and I'm glad I gave it a go, it was a really good read!

Allison is 17yr old girl, still grieving from the sudden loss of her father. She's quite shy and quiet, preferring to be in the background. Her best friend Becca is her rock and her support, her mum having seemingly disappeared into herself after her father's death. Becca takes Allison to a beach party, but she gets humiliated
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Angela (Books of a Shy Girl)
Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris is a Young Adult sci-fi book about Allison, and 18-year-old girl, whose mind and body is invaded by Eenoki, a symbiont. It saves her when spaceships land on Earth, bringing with them a war.

I really liked the protagonist, she’s not like some kind of otherworldly girl when Eenoki invades her; she’s still human, same as always, and she loves those close to her. Even though she’s afraid, she keeps fighting for her best friend, for her mother.

She doesn’t want to lose
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Rebecca Veight
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
You know the feeling like the world is holding its breath before the storm hits? That is how you feel starting to read this book & the little odd occurrences feed that & heighten your anticipation for the alien arrival. Then everything goes crazy & you discover how well Paris does nail biting scenes.

Allison who has lost her father, has become lonely, shy and socially awkward. Not exactly the save the world material you are expecting, but I really like the antithesis. She is a charact
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Fireheart2018
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I generally read books like Star Wars and Throne of Glass. It definitely has some Sci-Fi elements as well as Urban Fantasy, it is a very enjoyable read. I also liked the fact that it wasn't slow, but it wasn't fast. It is a book I'd gladly read again. Looking forward to book 2!
Monika
DNF 25%

I tried so hard to read this book, but I simply can't. After reading 1/4 of the story absolutely nothing about it seemed interesting to me. At that point I should already begin to understand the way this world works. I didn't. I was confused and disinterested for the entire time I was reading this book.
Cheryl Whitty
Wow what a story I loved it, so much I read it through the night and couldn’t put it down. Alison wanders off during a party on the beach, and the next thing she knows its morning. When she arrives home the next morning the first wave of the invasion starts.
This is where Arwen Paris pulls you into the story with so much detail you feel you are with Allison every step of the way. The Ma’tiok were horrible creatures you could feel them chasing you as you felt for Allison. When Allison meets the V
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Cheryl Whitty
Wow what a story I loved it, so much I read it through the night and couldn’t put it down. Alison wanders off during a party on the beach, and the next thing she knows its morning. When she arrives home the next morning the first wave of the invasion starts.
This is where Arwen Paris pulls you into the story with so much detail you feel you are with Allison every step of the way. The Ma’tiok were horrible creatures you could feel them chasing you as you felt for Allison. When Allison meets the V
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Mark Gardner
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Sigh. ALIENS INVADE EARTH! If only there were a human that a helpful alien entity could occupy and be the savior of mankind. What’s this? A 17-year old girl who just suffered a tragedy and is wise beyond her years because of it. She’s an outcast because of something she did? No worries, the smoldering hot guy is secretly in love with her and will abandon all reason to help her on her quest to get rid of the aliens.

Don’t worry, another alien race comes along and wants to not only rid the Earth of
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Marissa
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:

Allison knows one thing…
Senior year will be different.

But an alien invasion turns her dreams of the future into a nightmare for survival.

When the fate of the world rests upon you…
Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. A Labor Day beach party seems like a good place to start…but there’s more danger lurking t
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Lelia Taylor
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-reviews
One of my favorite oldtime science fiction movies is "Invasion of the Bodysnatchers" (the 1956 version) and that's what this book's jacket copy sounded like so, well, I had to read it. Lo and behold, Ms. Paris has pulled off a really fun and credible take on a gloriously cheesy premise.

Every campy science fiction tale has to have a hero and Allison fits the bill quite well...or maybe I should say Allison/Eenoki. In the movie, being taken over by an alien was a very bad thing but, this time, bein
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Anie
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: aliens
Also on: http://diaryofawannabewriter.blogspot...

Received from Xpresso book tours in exchange for honest review

Allison is just a girl, trying to move past her past, when strange thins start to happen, like not re,embering entire night. But it doens't stop there. Soon there is bigger nightmare coming, strange race of aliens invading Earth, taking over and infecting people.

There is a was to save them. It is Allison with help of whole another kind of aliens, that's in her head. Changing her into so
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Allison Delaney wants just what any other girl her age wants and that is to maybe go the prom, finish her last year of school, go to college, date and maybe forget her junior year when she had her breakdown after losing her father. But all of that may not be possible after a night on the beach with her best friend and her best friend’s boyfriend.

When she returns home the next morning her mother has some devastating news for her that could change her whole life. Oh and that is not all a group of
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Angela Gibson
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The fate of earth falls upon the shoulders of the 17 year old narrator who has her body infiltrated by a friendly alien who communicates telepathically. Our narrator, Allison, is dealing with the recent death of her father and her mother's grief. I liked this book because it shows the development of a struggling young woman coming to accept grown up responsibilities and a new sense of emotional and physical strength.
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