Sheetal Mistry has a secret, she is half star. Her mom left when she was too young to explain her power and when she loses control of it, she hurts her father. In order to save him, she must ask the stars for help to save him.
I’ve heard many mixed reviews about this book so once I got it, it sat on my bookshelf for a long time. When I finally picked it up and read it, I was so intrigued by the book world and the magic, that I almost didn’t care about anything else. Almost….
The book world WAS SO COOL! Most of the book centered around the beauty of music and art and I was so here for it. I was so blown away by the gorgeous writing and the wonderful book world that this author created. The fact that the main character was called by the gorgeous song of the stars?!?! So COOL! I can’t imagine what they sound like, but I just have a feeling it was magical!
Instead of the traditional idea where fairies or the fae were known for collecting people of talent, this author established a truly unique idea of stars collecting people of talent. Stars collecting potential stars! So punny! I also really enjoyed the powers of the stars and their history. It was such a great idea and I loved reading about it.
However, the characters were meh at best. I just couldn’t like anything as much as I usually would. The book world was just so amazing, but the characters just fell by the wayside. The main character was okay, I liked her a lot, but I just found her to be a little whiny and immature for a 17 year old. Her best friend was touch and go for me too. One minute she was an awesome friend and the next she was a selfish annoyance. I just couldn’t handle it.
The romance in this book was also extremely immature for 17 year olds. They were just so boring and I couldn’t do it. Maybe it was truly a young adult novel in that way, but it was too immature for me. I could’ve done without it and focused more on the amazing plot line of the book world and Sheetal’s family.
Overall, this book world was fascinating and I enjoyed the read, but I wish I had liked characters just a little bit more.
My Book Rating
4/5 Book World
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published on August 11, 2020 by HarperTeen
Copy Read: Hardcover