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The Name of the Star
Maureen Johnson


Throat - R.A. Nelson I picked this book up at my schools library I was in between books and had no idea when I would be going to the library next so I dropped by quickly before my first period.
This book was a new book at our library displayed front and center when you walk into the room.
I grabbed the book without even reading the inside flap.

This book is told through the character Emma. Emma is seventeen and suffers from epilepsy. One night after an attack from her epilepsy she steals her mother's car trying to get a way from everyone. She ends up in the hands of Wirtz a vampire who tries to kill her but fails because she had an attack.
Emma wakes up with out any memory of the night in the hospital. She later finds she has unique abilities no other human should have. Wirtz starts to visit her at night through a link that "creators " and "children" possess and threatens her family resulting in Emma running away from home to protect her family. She ends up at NASA where she meets Sagan a trainee astronomer who helps her survive and eventually falls in love with him

This book I really liked how there was a new and unique twist on the vampire theme. I like how the book also added science themes and the caves was also really cool. One of my favorite things about this book is it doesn't glorify that all vampires are awesome at the beginning. You know human changed by a totally awesome vampire that the reader is suppose to really like.
The book also has two separate groups of vampires those who wish to get rid of the "curse" and those who don't.

Another aspect I love about this book is there is some really great fighting scenes. Lastly I love Sagan! Sagan is such an awesome character. I'll admit it I usually love the male characters more than the girls but Sagan is completely lovable. I like that the love interest is clever and and smart with out being supernatural or a monster hunter/hater like most of the other books out there.

The only things I didn't really love was the cliff hanger ending and that their was so much that felt like it was left out or that there should of been more in certain parts of the story. As far as I know this book is a stand alone but I may be wrong. If it is a stand alone than I am a little bit disappointed in all of the hangers if not than I will probably pick up the next book in the series since I really do like the world R.A. Nelson has created