Starfire

The Starfire Wars, Book 1
Narrated by: Rebecca Johnson
Series: Starfire Wars, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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A lush, new world. A reluctant passenger. A stranger with swirling cyan eyes.

Cassiopeia loathes the idea of leaving her withering home to settle the lush new planet, Arcadia - Earth’s salvation.

Two years ago, her mother died in a horrible accident, and leaving Earth means leaving her memory behind.

But Cassi’s father is the architect of this new, grand civilization, and she has no choice but to go.

So when a terrorist attack strikes and her father is killed, her world falls into complete chaos.

Cassi is plunged into a reality of dark secrets and lies. Everything about Arcadia proves to be a sham, and a war spanning the stars is looming.

Enter a gorgeous, mysterious, and undeniably dangerous boy...

Who either wants to help Cassi...

Or destroy her.

Dreamers and lovers will crave this star-crossed romance and adventure set in a new world.

Listen to Starfire today!

©2018 Jenetta Penner (P)2019 Jenetta Penner

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Quick but great read

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to find out what's going to happen to Cassi, Javen, Irene, Max, and Cassi's dad.

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Great Story

I really enjoyed Starfire by Jenettea Penner.
I became a fan of her writing after listening to The Configured Trilogy. Penner gives you female characters that you can relate to and get emotionally invested in. Starfire is no exception. You follow Casseopiea as she and her father travel to a new world to create a new life for humanity. Cass is surprised to enjoy her life until a group of terrorists attack and everything she knows is slipped upside down.
The narrator is perfect for the character and doesn't bore you or overdo the emotional. This makes for a pleasant listening experience.
overall, I loved the story. It was unique and the romance wasn't overly cheesy or present. It worked well with the story.
I would encourage other YA fans to have a read or listen to this book. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next.
I received a free copy from th3 author, but all opinions are my own.

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Wow!

This story sucks you right in. It is a YA Romance. And is so good. I can’t wait for the rest to come to audiable.🤞
Narrative was also great!

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Great Story

This book was a surprise for me.

I Loved it, and can't wait to see what comes next.

The story didn't go where I expected it to, which is always a good thing.

Cassi has been through a lot in her young life.... but even she can see things just don't add up.

She is determined to find out the truth of this new world, and what happened to her father.....

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A good beginning for a YA sci-fi thriller series.

Cassi isn’t one of the many people from earth who are happy to be on a space ship to colonize a new planet, Arcadia. Cassi’s parents are scientists who were instrumental in locating a compatible planet and arranging for the colonization program from crowded Earth. Sadly Cassi’s mother died in an accident so only Cassi and her father, Richard Foster, plan to move into the new settlement. Shortly before landing Cassi inadvertently hears an altercation between her father and his nemesis, the President of the Board, Elizabeth Hammond. They disagree on how to move forward with development on the new planet with Foster seeking to protect the existing culture and Hammond leading the greedy interests to exploit the mines of the planet.

As the colonists prepare to celebrate the landing, an unprecedented explosion kills Foster and others near the speakers’ platform. Hammond refuses to explain what happened, leaving the event shrouded in mystery and leaving Cassi determined to find out if her father is really dead.

Cassi was in the room when the explosion took place. She had just had an encounter with a strange young man with eyes flashing cyan. When she wakes Cassi finds a new friend, Max, trying to help her. But she has a vague memory of the stranger who pulled her away from the fire. Soon she will begin to wonder who she can trust to help her or who will lead to her destruction.

I would describe this as writing clearly geared to young adult audiences. I did enjoy the sci-fi elements and the alien conflict even though I felt many characters, including Cassi, were not deeply developed. Cassi just assumed some companions were safe to share her secrets with while ignoring that some may well have been seeking to betray her. The romance is a quick crush of young love and light contact which is fitting for YA level. Although I am not pulled in by the romance, I am curious to see what develops as the war among the conflicting colonists and the hidden, conflicted aliens progresses. I would be interested in reading book 2.

Audio Notes: Rebecca Johnson does a good job with the narration. Her voice and reading match the YA characters. The narration made it an easy, quick listen.

Source: January 2020 Audible Code from the Author.

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Good book

This was a pretty good book. There was a lot going on as new plots are uncovered. It ended in a cliff hanger, and can’t wait for book two to see what happens.

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very good!!

with a slight cliffhanger ending I'm sorry for this exciting book to end. I found myself unable to stop listening and put the book on to do stuff I otherwise wouldn't because you become so lost inside this world you barely notice what you do 😊 can't wait to see what happens next...I hope for more detailed world-stuff of Arcadia!
definitely recommend this, great narrative too

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a good start

a good start to a series I'm looking forward to reading and/or listen to more of.

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Mysterious!!

This story has you guessing and wanting to know more from start to finish! I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in book2!!

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Sci-fi /Fantasy

I enjoyed this story. The way the world worked was interesting. The story had somewhat of a conclusion so even though the story continues in a sequel I don’t feel like it left everything hanging, it was a good stopping point. The story was clean with no language or “adult” content, which I always appreciate. It was definitely a young adult book, with teen angst, but it wasn’t overdone and was a supporting part to the larger fantasy storyline.

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  • Layla
  • 03-03-20

YA Science Fiction

First off, this book ends on a big cliffhanger, and it is what I would call a typical YA book. So if you like that sort of thing then this is for you.

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  • S. Cole
  • 02-17-20

Starfire

I really enjoyed this book. It is a great Sci-Fi YA book. This book does end on one heck of a cliffhanger. Really excited for the next installment in this series.