Author : Andrea Hannah | @andeehannah
Publisher : Flux
Publication date: 8th October 2014
After her little sister mysteriously vanishes, seventeen-year-old Claire Graham has a choice to make: stay snug in her little corner of Manhattan with her dropout boyfriend, or go back to Ohio to face the hometown tragedy she's been dying to leave behind.But the memories of that night still haunt her in the city, and as hard as she tries to forget what her psychiatrist calls her "delusions," Claire can't seem to escape the wolf's eyes or the blood-speckled snow. Delusion or reality, Claire knows she has to hold true to the most important promise she's ever made: to keep Ella safe. She must return to her sleepy hometown in order to find Ella and keep her hallucinations at bay before they strike again. But time is quickly running out, and as Ella's trail grows fainter, the wolves are becoming startlingly real.Now Claire must deal with her attraction to Grant, the soft-spoken boy from her past that may hold the secret to solving her sister's disappearance, while following the clues that Ella left for only her to find. Through a series of cryptic diary entries, Claire must unlock the keys to Ella's past—and her own—in order to stop another tragedy in the making, while realizing that not all things that are lost are meant to be found.
Before I go talking about the content of Of Scars and Stardust, let’s see the cover of it. I love the cover of this book, two girls hugging in a snowy forest. I think it’s beautiful. It portrays what happens in the book.
Of Scars and Stardust is quite confusing at first. Then, as the story progresses, I understand more about what happened in the small town. This book has Claire as the narrator, an unreliable narrator. She keeps having a vision of wolves hunting her. Since I saw things from her perspective, I didn't know which was real or just her hallucination. I’m not even sure if the antagonist of this book is the wolves or someone/something else. Claire as a main character frustrates me. I don’t get the reasoning behind her every action. She lets her little sister wanders through a corn field alone at night. She even believes that there are evil wolves, which are attracted to periwinkle color and cherries.
Although in the end the mysteries unfold one by one, some questions left unanswered. Claire keeps on blaming the entire problem on wolves, which again could be real or just her hallucination. This book could be an amazing YA psychological thriller book. But some unanswered questions in this book bother me. These unanswered questions could open up a good discussion though. The ending is crazy but this book starts out boring. So I give it three out five.
I got a free copy of this book from Netgalley.