Ventura Sagaen #1 Under Ensomme Stjerner
Title: The loneliness of Distant Beings
Series: The Ventura Saga #1
Author: Kate Ling
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: Under ensomme stjerner
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Gads forlag
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction and Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
It is that quick, it is that strong, it is that beautiful. And it is also totally impossible.’
Even though she knows it’s impossible, Seren longs to have the sunshine on her skin. It’s something she feels she needs to stay sane. But when you’re floating through space at thousands of kilometres an hour, sometimes you have to accept there are things you cannot change.
Except that the arrival of Dom in her life changes everything in ways she can barely comprehend. For a while he becomes the Sun for her; and she can’t help but stay in his orbit. Being with him flaunts every rule designed to keep their home in order, but to lose him would be like losing herself.
In the end they must decide what is most important: loyalty to the only home they’ve ever known, or to each other?
I had some expectations of this book before even starting I expected to finally read a book where the world mattered more. I was anxiously waiting for the description, of what happened at Earth, and why these people were send out into space looking for a planet to live on. However, seeing, as it’s a first person narrator and the girl seem clueless about everything I knew it was pointless to hope! In the end, I just hoped to get a decent reading experience and entertainment for some hours. However, I surprised! It may be a love story on par with Twilight after all. Even though I don’t, really like the main character at first, she grows on me and her development is superb. The book was worth the read in any sense and when you think you’ve got the story figured out, the story takes some unexpected twist.
It’s easy to read and has the same sort of feel like all the other big trilogies like Divergent, Twilight and Hunger Games.
I still feel like the story lacks a lot of background story! We could have used a narrator telling a short story of a few pages of what happened etc. It would have made it so much more believable. However, it’s difficult to relate to any of the things that happens and that results in be personally being devoid in regards to the characters feelings.
This is a good start to a hopefully good and interesting trilogy. I read it in almost one go! I was captured by the magic the surrounds Dom and Seren!
Young as well as elder people can read it – as long as you appreciate a good love story!