Book Review: Fractured Jewel

Fractured Jewel, by Brenda Hiatt is a novella between books 4 and 5 in the Starstruck series. I was happy to see this book because I loved the characters M and Rigel. This story picks up after the end of book 4 when M tells her Aunt Theresa about about her being a Martian princess, her people, and the potential disasters that she and Rigel were able to thwart. However, when M’s uncle finds out, it sets off a chain of events that led to another life or death scenario for M.

I really enjoyed the story and loved seeing the story pick up from book 4. I do wish it was a full book, but I will take what I can get. Judging from the other titles after this one, it looks like the other books pick up stories from other characters. I’m not sure how I feel about that as M and Rigel are so fascinating, but we’ll see. In the meantime, this book definitely didn’t disappoint. The action toward the end once again had me clinging to my seat and I couldn’t stop reading until the end.

If you’re a fan of the previous Starstruck novels, you will be sure to enjoy this one. And once you get caught up, definitely check out her website as it looks like another installment is out! Yay!

Rating: 📚📚📚📚📚

Where to Get It: Amazon

Brenda Hiatt’s Website

Author: jengladen

Jennifer Gladen is a children’s author who lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She is the author of A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, Angel Donor, and Caitie the Caterpillar through Guardian Angel Publishing. She contributed as a columnist at Catholic Mom and is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild (C.W.G.). She is also a P.A.L member of the S.C.B.W.I. She has written several children’s stories, poems, and articles, and started her own Catholic e-zine. Her third picture book, Angel Donor is a story about a girl in need of a liver transplant. The story was inspired by Ms. Gladen's daughter who was in a similar situation. Jennifer Gladen is available for school visits. She has visited childcare centers, elementary schools, and universities in order to support reading, writing, and literacy.

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