Book Review: The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars, by author Brenda Hiatt is the fifth book in the Starstruck series. A few things hit me right away. First, unlike the other books, this one was in first person. That can throw me off sometimes, but the story was so good I barely noticed after the first chapter. Second, the book centers around another character, Kira Morain, who lives on Mars and is a star Caidpel (Martian sport) player. Getting used to a different character’s point of view after spending so much time in M’s head was strange at first. And honestly I didn’t like her too much in the first half of the book, however she did have many redeeming qualities. As the story went on and Kira’s character grew, I warmed up to her.

The Girl From Mars: A Starstruck Novel by [Brenda Hiatt]
The Girl From Mars

It was also strange getting used to another character’s POV as I was very attached to M and Rigel. I didn’t like it at first. However, it is necessary for the rest of the series. And once again, shortly after beginning the story, I was caught up in it.

The Girl From Mars introduces Kira as another critical character in the series. It follows Kira’s migration to Earth and how she’s learning fit in. While she doesn’t start out with the best of intentions, that all changes as she gets to know people in Jewel. She also learns much more about who she is and what she is capable of.

Do not miss this book in the series.

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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