There Once Were Stars

There Once Were Stars Peace Love Order Dome That s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome to live by Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that

  • Title: There Once Were Stars
  • Author: Melanie McFarlane
  • ISBN: 9780996890403
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peace Love Order Dome That s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome Now Nat wants answers.Peace Love Order Dome That s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome Now Nat wants answers What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618

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    1. Original Post: There Once Were Stars at FLYLēF (flylef)IN A FIELD saturated with conventional dystopian novels, There Once Were Stars, by Melanie McFarlane, is a story with a distinctively haunting quality that not only pulled me in, it also left a memorable impression.In the aftermath of the Cleansing War, the Order has established covered cities to protect survivors from the poisonous radiation left after the war. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618. She’s lost both her scientist pare [...]

    2. Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !Beware spoilers ahead!I had heard about this book through Twitter. There was a blog tour going on at the time. It sounded interesting so I added it to my shelf. I came across some reviews that mentioned cluttered writing style. Rather than buy this I downloaded a sample. I didn't enjoy it. The book begins with Natalia's 18th birthday. Her parents died when they exited the dome due to the radiation. Since then Nat has been living with her grandparents. Now tha [...]

    3. There Once Were Stars was a novel that intrigued me as soon as I read the title. I wanted to know more about the book, and coupled with the gorgeous cover it had, it was too hard to resist. On top of that, I was already familiar with the author because I follow Melanie McFarlane’s gorgeous Instagram account. As soon as I saw there was a review tour I rushed to sign up.I turned out to really enjoy this book. It has a dystopian kind of sci-fi young adult feel but doesn’t really take over the s [...]

    4. If you’re a YA reader who used to love dystopian books, but are now burnt out, then you must read There Once Were Stars. Author Melanie McFarlane stretches the YA genre in a new direction by creating a post-dystopian world. What’s post-dystopian? The world went kaboom and everything was awful, but now things are just peachy-keen. Kind of…Natalia is a teenager living in Dome 1618, a peaceful and protected society where everyone is happy. There’s nothing really special about Natalia. She [...]

    5. McFarlane stretches the YA genre in a new direction with her post-dystopian world. Dome 1618 is a society where peacefulness and tranquility hide dangerous secrets. Natalia is a heroine to root for, and her boyfriend dramas are delicious.I was lucky enough to see an early draft of this novel. I can't wait to see it in final form!

    6. 4.5 StarsThere Once Were Stars is a book unlike anything I’ve ever read! This book has a creative science fiction concept and is set in a world kept inside of a dome. The main character is very likeable and intelligent, making this book even better than it already is!There Once Were Stars is a sci-fi that has such an incredible concept. Basically, there is a society inside a dome, shielded from the outside world. There’s so many elements in the book that make it a good sci-fi, such as the sc [...]

    7. I was super excited about this book when I first saw it on booktube tours mainly because it was a dystopian plot line. I immediately had to sign up for the tour because this genre is something I've really in the mood to read, so I did receive the book in exchange for an honest review! Overall, I felt this book really lived up to what I was looking for in a dystopian novel. The main character in my opinion was a great character perspective to read from even if she was a bit naive and gullible at [...]

    8. There Once Were Stars was a breath of fresh air from all the other Dystopian/Sci-Fi stories I have read lately. It is the first book in a new trilogy. It had all the elements: adventure, mystery, horror, and romance. It was a compelling read that hooked me from the first page and reeled me in! It was mysterious in a way that it never gave answers away immediately and always kept me wondering and guessing if a character was good or bad, why certain things were happening, and what the outcome woul [...]

    9. Wow! What a rollercoaster. It's safe to say I'm a fan of Dystopian books. I've read some really good ones this year. There once was stars is up there with the best. I didn't know what to expect with this one, and the synopsis doesn't do this book justice. This book can be read as a standalone. However book 2, Here skies surround us is due out now, and I can't wait to read it! Nat has lived her whole life inside a Dome. It is a sanctuary from a deadly virus that wiped out life as we know it now. [...]

    10. *This review also appeared on A Leisure Moment (There Once Were Stars***I received an e-copy of this book via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review**After reading this book, I love the title even more. Natalia Greyes lost her parents nine years ago, and the title ties her to her mother in a wonderful way. Going into the book, I didn’t know what it was about. I haven’t read a dystopian in a while (that's not Siobhan Davis - what can I say? I'm a fan), so I was excited to start i [...]

    11. Ever since I saw the show called the Dome by Steven Spielberg I have been intrigued by the idea. This book shows me a little of what the world might be like after radiation poisoned the world so many years ago.Nat’s parents were famous scientists. They died when Nat was nine. She still has some memories and a book her mom wrote of her studies. She used to go outside the dome that they live in with a team. Nat’s mom knew things and studied things. Nat has believed that her mother and father w [...]

    12. * I received this book in exchange for an honest review. When the novel first started, I was quickly intrigued with where this plot was going. I knew there were going to be many questions along the way to learning about this world. I've never read a book set in a Dome before, and I found it quite interesting. As the story went on, and little by little things started to unfold, the excitement dwelled down. The Order was not intimidating at all, and the big reveal was predictable in my opinion. I [...]

    13. When I read the description of There Once Were Stars, I became very excited to read the story. This sounded like one of those very special stories one hopes an author would write. Still, a part of me was very nervous that it wouldn't come close to my expectations. I am so thrilled to be able to say that McFarlane totally exceeded my expectations. This was the dystopian novel I was hoping for.I loved the set up, the closed-off, seemingly peaceful and orderly world Nat is born into. Though she doe [...]

    14. There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane is an amazing book! It has everything a sci-fi nut wants in it. It has sci-fi, intrigue, suspense, government plot and cover-up, action, adventure, the unknown, creatures, a hint of romance, possibility of death at all times, twists and turns, surprises, and so much more! This book will keep you on your toes! Imagine living in a dome, told radiation outside will kill you if you ventured out. One day you see a stranger out there, and he sees you, the gov [...]

    15. I have a confession: I love the idea of a worldwide infection that causes mass chaos and disruption. In fiction, I mean. Not in real life. But seriously, I adore disaster scenarios, so I already knew I would like THERE ONCE WERE STARS before going in.What I did not expect was how much I would love it.Nat is the best - this girl is all heart and determination with a bit of rebellion thrown in for good measure. She's passionate and I loved learning about this world - the Dome - through her eyes. E [...]

    16. I read ONCE WERE STARS in less than twenty-four hours. The flow and pace kept me hooked and the pages turning. It caught me in the world of the dome and didn’t let me go. I don’t want to spoil but the questions raised were handled so well and kept me reading for the answers.Loved the sparks between Nat and Evan but more than that I loved Nat’s journey and struggle to be herself in a place where not only the rules but loyalties make it difficult. She was gutsy and vulnerable in a combinatio [...]

    17. Fabulous! I was intrigued the moment I read the blurb and realized the story centered around a city enclosed by a dome. I'm a fan of dystopian novels, and this story satisfied. Nat was a likeable character. I was drawn to her from the start. The romantic elements weaved into her storyline were perfect and left me with a smile on my face. Loved the intrigue and adventure. This was a well written novel I highly recommend!

    18. I adored this book! It was the perfect balance of adventure and romance. I felt like everything played out nicely. The characters were lovable, the love triangle wasn't obnoxious, and it was everything a good distopian book should be! I would highly recommend this book! (And I don't even really like distopian books! That says something to me!)

    19. Full Video Review to come on my booktube channel: youtube/kvegirlNatalie was such an annoying character she could never decide what she wanted and the love triangle was super annoying! They world McFarlane created was a great one and I really enjoyed the unique aspects of this dystopian but the lack of interesting characters and development made this book less than enjoyable!

    20. Title: There Once Were StarsAuthor: Melanie McFarlanePublisher: Month9Books, LLC, 2016Genre: YA Dystopian, YA Science Fiction**I received a copy of this book free from Ebooksforreview and the Author in exchange for an honest review**This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA's Tumblr, and my  pageMy Review:I knowI'm reading too fast lately to even do a "Currently Reading for Review" postI just can't help it. Between reading and responding to comments, reading my books, and writing re [...]

    21. Dystopian novels. They are a genre, specifically from the teen section, that I tend to devour. Ever since I read Hunger Games way back before it exploded in popularity, I have been an addict. I cannot get enough of these stories. I just love seeing the various societies that authors have come up with that are supposed to be so ideal, but are really just a disastrous mess.And there are so many ways!So naturally I needed to give There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane a read. A society set in o [...]

    22. I have been looking forward to reading this book since I first heard about it, and then when I saw the cover I was sold. It seems I can never tire of YA dystopian novels! While I enjoyed this read and *liked* it, I didn’t quite *love* it like I was anticipating. However, I am interested in reading the next book in the series when it comes out, so I hope that tells you that it’s worth giving a read!I liked the idea behind this world in which we find ourselves, and the fact that remaining memb [...]

    23. There Once Were Stars is an engaging YA dystopian novel which puts a new spin on familiar dystopian themes.I liked that the dystopian elements are hidden away at first, and the society Nat lives in appears to be perfect on the outside. It's only when she accidentally breaks rules and runs into hidden rebellions that she realises nothing is as it seems. This meshes nicely with the coming of age tale as Nat learns more about who she is and what she wants from life.The building mystery is engaging [...]

    24. Today is Natalia “Nat” Greyes birthday and she is eighteen. Today is the first day of the rest of her life. Nat starts her new job today but before she has to enter into the adult world Nat is going to visit her special place at the edge of the dome. Nat lives inside of Dome 1618, a covered protected city. The dome has protected them from radiation poison for many, many years longer than Nat has been alive. Nat has been going to her special place since the day she lost her parents nine years [...]

    25. There Once Were Stars is set during a time where people live in domes because the outside world had to be bombed in order to destroy a virus that threatened all of humanity. The heroine of our story Natalia Greyes is about to turn eighteen and lives in Dome 1618 with her grandparents. Her parents, who were scientists studying the environment and trying to discover if it was safe to live outside the domes died of radiation while on a mission outside of the domes, or so she has been told. One day [...]

    26. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.What can I say about this book? Well, I will start off by saying, for being a new author; Melanie knows how to capture the reader right away, so much so that I found it hard to put my e-reader down.I am not going to give a breakdown of the story line (you can read the synopsis above ;0) ) , what I will tell you is that you won’t be disappointed with reading this book. Right from the beginning, you feel for Nat and her struggle with wanti [...]

    27. I love dystopians. There Once Were Stars was a solid entry in the YA dystopian genre. Nat was easy to root for, as was her romance with one of her two potential beaus. (No spoilers!) I wish there was even more of the danger that was present at the end, as the end was a very fast-paced read. I could picture it as a TV show on The CW or MTV.I was provided with an early draft of this novel for free for review.

    28. Life in Dome 1618 is structured. People are living in a protected environment because of high radiation levels. A terrible virus and the aftermath of it made life a lot more complicated and the domes are offering security and protection. Nat is eighteen and she has to start working. She's especially good at getting in trouble and she has no idea what she wants to do yet, but there also isn't much time to think about it as someone has made the decisions for her. Her parents were famous scientists [...]

    29. Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my YouTube channel: youtube/channel/UCfer2.5 Stars*I received this book as part of Booktube tours in exchange for my honest review*VIDEO REVIEW TO COME ON JULY 25THNatalia Greyes has lived in Dome 1618 with her grandparents after her parents death 9 years ago. The dome was created to protect it's inhabitants from the radiation outside that has affected the world for the past 4 generations. Natalia has followed the directions of The Order without [...]

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