Meet S.E. Anderson
S.E. Anderson can’t ever tell you where she’s from. Not because she doesn’t want to, but because it inevitably leads to a confusing conversation where she goes over where she was born (England) where she grew up (France) and where her family is from (USA) and it tends to make things very complicated.She’s lived pretty much her entire life in the South of France, except for a brief stint where she moved to Washington DC, or the eighty years she spent as a queen of Narnia before coming back home five minutes after she had left. Currently, she goes to university in Marseille, where she’s aiming for a career in Astrophysics.When she’s not writing or trying to science, she’s either reading, designing, crafting, or attempting to speak with various woodland creatures in an attempt to get them to do household chores for her. She could also be gaming or pretending she’s not watching anything on Netflix.
After an incident with a hot-air balloon causes college-dropout Sally Webber to lose her job, she sets off to find direction in her life. Crashing into a teleporting alien, however, is not on her to-do list.Now she’s on the run from TV-drama-loving aliens, and things are just getting started. Zander won’t stop reeling her into life-or-death situations to save her planet, as he waits for his laser-wielding sister to search the universe for him. Though Sally isn’t quite sure if he wants to save Earth from annihilation, or just quell his curiosity of all things human.Now she’s got to find lost alien emissaries, as well as a job, and stop the planet from getting incinerated in the process. But with Zander as her roommate, what could possibly go wrong?
5* Amazon Reviews:
-As a long time fan of Douglas Adams and the Doctor Who series, I loved this book. It has all the tropes, types, and twists that I like in a book. It had science, it had theoretical science, and it had snark. All the snark. Aliens are practically everywhere, some cleverly hidden, some not-so-cleverly hidden, and it’s the kind where it’s not a disappointment, because really the story was leading you there the whole time. It’s a fun space/earth romp, with a girl we can all relate to, without being an empty blank slate.
I think my favorite aspect about the whole thing, is that “The Really Cool Space Dude” is kind of a vagabond, and very quickly humbled by “Bad@$$ Space Chick” sister, which adds a level of depth you don’t normally see in that kind of trope.It’s witty, it’s fast paced, and it’s delightfully tongue in cheek. You will get feels, you will laugh, you will go high and you will get low. In an emotional rollercoaster way, not in a dance off marathon kind of way. Or maybe you will, I don’t know how you read, no judging.-
-I enjoyed this book immensely. The story is fast paced, captivating and sprinkled with good humor. The humor is what surprised me and engaged me the most. It’s hard to describe the brand of humor – not like there is a joke to be shared here as an example. It’s more like an attitude that sneaks into the story at delightfully unexpected times.As a 60 year old retired CEO who reads about a book a week, this tale of a teenage girl is a departure from the usual histories, thrillers and books about science and leadership. And yet Starstruck had enough character to measure up. The evil CEO – a character which I usually, and rightfully, find tiresome – is developed in a way that is entertaining and satisfying. Actually, the character development in this book is extraordinary throughout. These people (and aliens) are so relatable and likable that I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.-
-I really enjoyed this book and the main character Sally. Zander was my next favorite. It kept you guessing until the end with action and laughs throughout. I look forward to reading book two.A great debut novel by an author who I will definitely be keeping track of for the next books released.-
Amazon Link: StarStruck
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