In this paranormal "epic love story" (Publishers Weekly) and quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, twenty-two-year-old Grant just learned he was never meant to survive cancer or live happily-ever-after with his fiancée. Refusing to believe he was destined for the afterlife, Grant finds a way back to his old life and his fiancée, but maintaining this connection will cost him more than he could ever imagine...
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About the Author
Lee Davidson lives in Missouri with her husband and three sons. She received a BFA with a Graphic Design emphasis from Lindenwood University. She spends her days as a graphic designer for a billboard company that makes having a day job not so terrible. When Lee's not hanging out with her boys or conversing with her dog, Dixie, she's likely with her BFF or driving somewhere with her favorite playlist cranked up. Visit www.leedavidson.net for social media links, book updates, and more.
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Satellite: The Satellite Trilogy, Part I based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I read this book a while back and absolutely loved it. I can't wait for part two!
Loved the dialog between the characters, especially liked Willow, and looking forward to the next book.
I tried really hard to love this book. It got off to a great start, but unfortunately somewhere around the 50% mark it lost steam and fell apart. In Grant’s world, Guardian Angels are called Satellites whose purpose is to keep humans who have suffered great tragedies in their lives on their written path’s. There isn’t a lot of explanation about why it’s so important, or why Grant’s fiancee doesn’t appear to have a Satellite of her own for most of the book, or what needs to be done to stop tragedies who fall off their path’s from becoming Rebellions. The writing is decent. It didn’t blow me away, but I wasn’t cringing at every sentence either. Although there was some cringing over some of the cliches/stereotypes this book contains, especially about tattooed/pierced people all being “weird.” Davidson’s writing style is very concise. The descriptions are good, but they are never flowery. I can easily imagine the scenes that are being painted but at times the bare bones style was very distracting and pulled me out of the novel. One thing I really enjoyed was that the scenes in which the reader is pulled into Grant’s memories are seamlessly done, without being distracting or pulling me out of the story. Grant is an interesting narrator. There are too few male narrators in the land of YA books and I wish that weren’t so. Grant is snarky and very much a typical guy, at least compared to the guy’s I know. He doesn’t do “feelings” talk, he eats more food than a body could possibly hold when he’s not even hungry and he cringes at the idea of clothes shopping. He’s also really pissed off about being dead and it shows. While I liked Grant, I just couldn’t love him, and that had a lot to do with his stubbornness. He spends too much time moping over Tate and comparing everyone to his dad (major daddy issues this one). I just expected more from him. One thing I think could be improved is the world building. I didn’t think there was enough focus on the Satellites and their training, or on the history of the program. There just wasn’t enough back story to get my invested in the importance of this program which made me not care about whether Grant succeeded in it or not. Since this is the start of the trilogy I can hope there will be more information in the following books, but this first one definitely could have used more. I also felt like Davidson was just trying to accomplish too much in this book. There are tons of little plot points and none of them are fully developed enough. All of the conflicts were rushed through without any real explanation and I just couldn’t keep up with what was going on. What really made this book work for me and kept me reading is the characters. I LOVED LOVE LOVED Willow, and I loved the way her and Grant interacted together. The other side characters are really great as well. I fell a bit in love with Tate and her brother’s myself through Grant’s memories. This book had the potential to be really great, but there was just too much going on and not enough development to make it work. However I am definitely invested enough in wanting to know how it all works out that I will be reading the sequels. I received my copy of Satellite free from the publisher via Goodreads First Reads program.