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Six teens struggle to discover the source of their strange and horrific abilities in this first book of the Star Shards Chronicles.

Dillon has the terrifying power to create massive amounts of destruction with the slightest tweak of his will. Deanna is so consumed by fear, it has become like a black hole, drawing to her the very things that terrify her. Then, when the glare of a supernova 16 light-years away illuminates the night sky, they have a vision: There are six of them out there, all teenagers, and all suffering from supernatural afflictions that disfigure their bodies and souls. Only by finding one another will the six ever be strong enough to defeat these mysterious forces that, bit by bit, are devouring their souls from the inside out.  

Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman "combines personal quest, horror, and science fiction into an absorbing exploration of good and evil, guilt, forgiveness and personal responsibility" (VOYA) in this thrilling start to a riveting trilogy.

©1995 Neal Shusterman (P)2020 Tantor

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Absolute treasure

I was so thrilled to see that this series was coming to audible. The premise is unique and interesting, and Joe Hempel did a fine job with the narration. 10/10, would recommend.

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Not Shusterman's Best

Shusterman is typically one of my favorite authors; however, this book was not that great. The story wasn't awful, but it just wasn't as engaging as his others. This book was too much a lead-in for what I'm certain will be book 2. This book was just a bit too two dimensional for me to give it a higher rating.

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great book

it was a extremely well done book l. I had high expectations going in because I like his other series (scythe). I do t think it's as good as that series but compared to different books it's amazing.

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not impressed

Neal is one of my favorite authors, but sadly this book didn't hold up.

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  • 04-02-21

Like a film

As an adult reader I thought I’d made a mistake and nearly gave up. But once you make it past the acne and sexual urges Shusterman’s writing keeps the pace together. I really enjoyed the Scythe trilogy but this is clearly aimed more firmly at the teen audience.

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  • Maxhc12
  • 03-31-21

Gripping tale 😁

Gripping tale from start to finish I felt I knew all the Main Characters personally 😁