Protostar – Review

Screenshot_2015-09-12-19-53-48_20150924200840101_20150924201815286 (1)Written By: Braxton Cosby

Protostar is a Young Adult Science Fiction book written by the talented Braxton Cosby. I had the opportunity to interview Braxton and you can read his informative and fun interview HERE.

This book is what I refer to as heavy Sci-Fi. This is just a description I made up to describe two different types of Sci-Fi that I’ve noticed in books. There’s heavy Sci-Fi and Sci-Fi lite. The heavy Sci-Fi has the hardcore science stuff. You know, the space and technical language, aliens and whatnot. And it has a lot of it. An example of this to me would be Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. 

Then there’s the Sci-Fi lite where there’s just a little bit of science to the fiction. Maybe some futuristic aspects, like a dystopian society but not a lot of science terms or space aliens. To me, this category looks like The Selection series by Kiera Cass.

Apply this to category system to Protostar and it fits in my self-made heavy Sci-Fi category. There is plenty of science to this fiction but not to the point of distraction. It’s all easy to read and highly entertaining. The plight of the Star Child (the Protagonist) leaves you obsessively turning the pages. The story arcs of the characters soar and weave bringing your emotions along for the ride. You can’t help but feel the conflict and uncertainty right alongside his antagonist who slowly learns things aren’t so black and white.

The author does an exquisite job of weaving a tale that is layered and yet the most obvious layer is uncomplicated. This book can be read by both those just looking for an easy, surface read, as well as those looking for more meaning underneath. If you’re anything like me, one time through won’t be enough and you’ll want to live the story again and again.

Bring on the next book!

I’ll give it

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