And All the Stars
Come for the apocalypse.Stay for cupcakes.Die for love. Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the... show more
Come for the apocalypse.Stay for cupcakes.Die for love. Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings. None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world - and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind.Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem. At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to find out if the world is ending.
Publish date: September 30th 2012
Publisher: Andrea K. Höst
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
If I had seen the tagline "Come for the apocalypse. Stay for cupcakes. Die for love." I probably would have skipped this one altogether. Cupcakes? Love? Is this sci-fucking-fi or what?First of all, the writing style was poor. The writing was unclear, especially in the perilous situations, such as th...
I thought this was a decently-written apocalyptic love story.
I received And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst for review ages ago (like last year I’m pretty sure) and just never found time for it which makes me so sad in hindsight. I haven’t read a lot of alien YA (5th Wave is still waiting!), so it was a lot of fun to dive in with And All the Stars. First thin...
I was surprised to see that this was a stand alone when about halfway through I couldn't imagine how Höst would wrap this up satisfactorily. I'm thoroughly pleased to confirm that she masterfully achieves a satisfying conclusion that really impressed me. This was a different sort of dystopian novel ...
Isn't that cover beautiful? I actually read this one on cover alone. I'm usually not a fan of aliens but what the hell I decided to give it a go and I was not disappointed!I'll admit at the start I was kinda lost. I had no clue what was going but maybe that was kind of the point since the MC is just...