Protostar

Protostar

by Braxton A Cosby

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ISBN-13: 9781941058015
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Protostar 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
King Gregorio Derry is trying to prevent civil war. His people have taken it upon themselves to destroy all of the Star-Children to prevent them from coming into their full power and destroying the universe. He decides to send his son, Prince William Derry, a bounty hunter, to Earth to destroy a Star-Child called Sydney. Sydney is seventeen and doesn’t know any of this about herself, she is just a regular teenager. William doesn’t kill Sydney right away deciding to get to know her first. But the more William gets to know Sydney, the more he finds himself caring about her. With the two of them be strong enough to face the dangers ahead? This is a beautiful story with lots of wonderful description. It is well written, especially following along with William as he struggles to understand his emotions. IMPI is hilarious in it single mindedness to keep them on mission. I really liked learning more about the Star-Children and how they come into their powers. I think it makes you feel how there is potential for greatness even if others don’t see it that way. This is a great story and I admit that I can’t wait to read the second book in the series, Supernova.
ReedeTheReader More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It is so awesome and a blast to read. I love books of sci fi, romance and mysteries and this has all of them in one. It is packed with action and adventure, romance and an incredible story line. The characters are out standing and so rich and realistic. I felt connected to them. The detailing is amazing and I was pulled right into the journey. The emotions are real and deep and I was held by it. So well written and easy to read and stay with. I have read other books from this author and he is definitely one of my favorites. I enjoy his style and what a wonderful imagination. I am always ready for more. This is a great series and I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is one of the best reads.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Prince William, in order to restore honor to his family's name, is sent on a mission to earth to destroy a star-child.  William is joined by his endearing sidekick, IMPI, to find and take out the star-child along with any threat she may pose to his planet. Enter Sydney, a sassy, outgoing teenager who lives with her grandmother.  Sydney has no idea she is a star-child, nor does she have any idea how to harness her star-powers, or even why she would do so.  Prince William makes the mistake of getting to know Sydney, and then it's too late... he can 't bring himself to end her life.  The problem is that in order to save Sydney, William must turn his back on his family, his people and his planet. Add to the mix, the fact that William is not the only bounty-hunter sent to end Sydney's life and you've got a really intriguing story that encompasses action, adventure, romance, drama and a measure of science fiction that helps make this multi-faceted book a very engaging read. Protostar is the first book in the Star-Crossed Saga by award winning author, Braxton Cosby.  Ending skillfully with a suspenseful cliffhanger, this book, with its well developed characters and many surprising twists will leave readers anxiously waiting for the next installment in the Star-Crossed Saga.
SarahElleEmm More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It had been on my TBR list for a few months, but I hadn’t taken time to even pick it up until recently. Much to my delight, I was immediately drawn into the story following William on his mission to destroy the Star-child on Earth. I hadn’t intended to read past chapter one or two to start with, but once I started reading I couldn’t put Protostar down. And after William met Sydney, I was definitively hooked. I read it cover to cover in 24 hours, which is saying a lot considering my kids are on summer vacation. While the kids ran and played outside, I sat in my lawn chair and devoured this story. There were many twists and turns, and I couldn’t wait to see how William would handle the tough decisions he faced and what would happen after he realized he was truly falling for Sydney. The characters are so likeable, the story was intense, the danger was real, the romance was perfect, and I absolutely can’t wait to see what happens next in The Star-Crossed Saga! Science fiction and fantasy fans, young adult and grown alike, will enjoy this page-turning series. I highly recommend this book!
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
ProtoStar is the first book in the Star-Crossed Series by Braxton A. Cosby. I'm not normally a huge science fiction fan. At least not when it comes to books. I'll watch sci-fi movies all day long though. Go figure. With that being said, ProtoStar had just the right amount of Science Fiction mixed with Humor and Romance to fully keep my attention. William, the Prince/Bounty Hunter, is a dedicated character, so when he starts to feel more for the Star Child, who he is supposed to kill, he really tries to fight it. Sydney has no idea who or what she is, but she has some odd dreams and never really felt like she fit in with people. These two characters had a sweetness to their interactions from the beginning. I loved IMPI, an artificial intelligence that guides and helps William. He was a complete hoot. I hope he's around in the upcoming books. I'll miss him if he's not. There's a storm brewing in this series, and I'm curious to see where it all leads. ProtoStar by Braxton A. Cosby was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a good science fiction novel, minus the over-the-top fantasy elements, look no further.  Protostar gives you elements of space and our modern world.  A child dropped from the sky and the bounty hunter from light years away who goes after her, finding her just after her 17th birthday, and dealing with the distractions of love and romance when his original intention is to end to her life. I did have some issues with the characters though.  The wording for the characters were a little over the top at times.  More poetic than realistic.  There was also a chemistry with all of them that just didn't fit as well as it should have.  The characters were a little rigid and with some changing of tones and word usage, I can see this novel truly soaring.  There were also times while reading it that I had to go back and reread sentences and some time paragraphs because they just didn't fit well with the storyline. The twists and turns throughout the book make up for the imperfections.  Braxton A. Cosby is mastering his story telling skills and hooked me from the Prologue.  When you get that hook in the beginning of the book and find yourself not wanting to put the book down, you know you are in for a ride and a good one at that.  His descriptive writing set up the scenes well and you could imagine what you were reading with little to no problems. I also enjoyed the multiple POV's.  I was able to get a good sense of how each character was developed, and even when it wasn't told in their POV, I could picture them and sense their feelings and reactions.  Being able to do that keeps a reader in tune with the story and creates a flow that is consistent and non disruptive.  As the story went on and the truth behind different things and people came out, I find myself devouring the book. A great science fiction novel for all ages, Protostar will not disappoint.  I look forward to reading more in this Star-Crossed saga.
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
ProtoStar was an awesome way to spend time reading. I love sci-fi, especially in the Young Adult genre, and this is a book I recommend to fans of the genre as well as those looking to give it a try. The characters, the writing, and the plotting all came together and delivered a great story.  Sydney and her grandmother were two characters I adored. Their relationship was close and made me miss my own grandma. I liked the way Sydney's grandma was there for her but also stepped back enough to let Sydney live her life and make her own choices. She's the kind of parent to Sydney I strive to be to my own children.  The relationship blossoming between Sydney and William was one I found myself rooting for even though I knew he had come to Earth to kill her. It was also frustrating at times because Sydney seemed to give him the cold shoulder for little to no reason - many times over situations that were misinterpreted by her. I just wanted them together no matter what but realized it wasn't going to be easy for William make the decision between giving up his family and life as he knew it for Sydney or killing the girl he had come to have feelings for.  I would have liked to have seen more of what was happening back on William's home planet earlier in ProtoStar. I wanted more action in the second third of the book and think knowing more about William's home planet might have been able to add that to the story; however, I'm betting there were specific reasons why we don't know about everything that's going on.  There is a touch of Christian themes you can tell were threaded through the story with love, and though I don't go for Christian stories, this one was well worth the read. There was nothing extreme - it had a light presence.  The time allowed in ProtoStar for Sydney and William to get to know each other and for feelings to eventually emerge made the story for me. If we hadn't been given time to get to know them and for them to get to know each other, the story wouldn't have worked. There was a big twist I didn't see coming, and I was happily surprised and shocked at its cleverness. I could feel the tension ratcheting up in the last third of the novel as things began to fall in place and action was taken.  I'm looking forward to the next installment! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
Greisn1 More than 1 year ago
There is a disturbance in the universe, and it’s up to a bounty hunter to stop it. During his adventure, he will travel the universe with his favorite artificial intelligence sidekick to find and stop the villain. Does that sound similar to the plot of everyone’s favorite science fiction flick, who also happens to feature the world’s most beloved wookie?Now I’m sure there are plenty of die hard star Wars fans who are in outrage right now. I’ll apologize in advance, I realize that I’m associating the two very loosely. However, I imagine that Braxton A. Cosby will be thrilled to see that I am comparing his novel Protostar to the (original) Star Wars trilogy. In this case, we have Prince William as a bounty hunter who is sent from his planet to capture and destroy the Star-child before she harnesses her full powers and begins her harsh reign over the universe. The biggest difference comes that the “villain”, in this case, is a teenage girl living here on Earth in the present time. The story is very relatable. I think my favorite part of the story was IMPI. Sure, it might be nothing more than an advanced form of artificial intelligence. However, the story wouldn’t be the same without it. I loved the humor and wit it injected into the story. And the way it dealt with William made me often forget it wasn’t a human. But it plays a very key role in the entire book, and likely the entire series. It worries me that this is only the beginning of a series. Mr. Cosby, take this as a plea from a new fan: please don’t kill it off, or put it on the back burner! I can’t say there is much I didn’t like about this story, but if there was one thing that confused me it was the climax of the story. I felt like the “final battle” went by rather quickly, but I can’t complain because I’ve read plenty of other novels that do the same. In fact, this story didn’t end right where you thought it would end. In fact, this story had a cliffhanger of the worst kind that nearly left you with heartache knowing it was over, but not over. This story involved a lot of different genres, and so I can’t give you a specific group that I would recommend this to. I think that there are a lot of different types of readers who would enjoy this book, and so I recommend it to all. It gets five stars for being completely amazing, though I’d rather give it one for leaving me wanting more!
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
William is a spoiled prince. Sydney is just a girl in a high school in the middle of nowhere. However, all is not as it seems. While slow and frustrating at parts, the narrative is interspersed with action, romance, and some humor adding a variable level of enjoyment. To a degree it could be argued characters change a bit more than realistic; however, it is nice to think that love will find a way and/or reveal ones true nature. In general, characters are varied, unique, and caring. Overall, an interesting read.