On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love.
Starr Bishop's the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She's the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn't so damn likable. But don't worry, she's not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.
When the Organization decides she's not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr'll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.
Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she'd expect-or even want- to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster High's social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isn't the Goth loner he pretends to be, he's a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starr's hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.
By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.
What People Are Saying About Starr Fall...
"I was swept up in Kim Briggs' whirlwind of secrets, swoon, and adventure from page one. Beautifully writing combined with a smart, driven protagonist made this a book I couldn't put down."
-Isabel Bandeira, Author of Bookishly Ever After (Jan 2016) and Dramatically Ever After (June 2017)
As the opener in what promises to be a thrilling series, Starr Fall hits the ground running and hits the water swimming. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough as Starr went from a super-achieving but otherwise pretty normal high school junior to a girl on the run from a shady, powerful government (maybe) agency and a deep, dark conspiracy we only see in glimpses. And why has the weird kid from school suddenly become her ultra-hot sidekick, with a connection between them that literally gives off sparks? He's a lot more than he seems. Every answer raises another question as the reader ricochets between the threat level outside the remote cabin and the heat level inside it. Briggs knows how to crank up both kinds of tension, in the best possible way. Book two can't come soon enough for this reader!
- Liz Coley, author of the award winning, internationally best-selling Pretty Girl-13
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book and could wait to start the second. The characters were just relatable enough that it was easy to understand the story and love it that much more. I look forward to reading more books by this author and am hoping for a third book in this series.
Great start to a new YA series! I am new to the whole YA genre and I was unexpectedly surprised by this fast-paced novel by Kim Briggs. The very beginning of the story absolutely draws you in. Starr is a strong and determined heroine and the story is packed with action, suspense and my favorite, ROMANCE! All of the characters are likeable and the ending leaves you wanting more. I was very curious about the organization that is after Starr and why they want her so badly. I guess I’ll find out in book two! This was definitely an enjoyable read with a cliff hanger of an ending. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
I loved the premise of this book, and it started off with a lot going on. I'm curious to know more about the Organization though. Who the heck are these people? Why do they want Starr as an assassin? What do they do? I need answers to these things! ;-) Christian and Starr had a lot of Edward and Bella moments in the beginning of the book. Their conversations were very similar. Also, why did Christian go from hot mystery dude to love sick puppy so quickly? There was a lot of romance, which .. don't get me wrong.. I love the romance, but I wanted to know more about what was actually going on too. I liked so many things about this book, but all these unknowns.... Starr Fall by Kim Briggs was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Preparing to take an entrance test for the Leadership Academy, high school junior, Starr Bishop, has no idea how much her life will change in a matter of hours. Starr is a typical high school student, highly successful, heavily involved, and popular. Everyone loves her and she is athletic (a star swimmer), beautiful, and smart - the whole package. It turns out that The Organization wants her to be their lead assassin and lead the other recruits. After completing the test, Starr is held against her will and told that she will be trained as an elite assassin. Her two best friends have been killed by the Organization, their deaths staged to look like a car accident. Thanks to her excellent swimming skills and brave determination, Starr is able to escape from the Organization. Now she is on the run from them, with virtually no information about why they chose her and what exactly they want her to do. What she does know is that they are extremely dangerous and will stop at nothing to find her. As she tries to figure out how best to hide, an unlikely guardian angel turns up to help - Christian Evergood. Christian may put up a front at school as a Goth loner, but he turns out to be a regular teenage boy who can't resist Starr's charm. Part Cherokee and very knowledgeable about nature, Christian is also sexy and mysterious. He has a place to hide and a plan, so he decides to protect Starr with his life, no matter the cost. What has he got to lose? Starr is a strong female character who doesn't need anyone to save her; but when help shows up out of the blue in the form of Christian, she decides to go with the flow. And readers will be so glad she did. The story is written in completely in Starr's point of view. The sequel, Starr Lost, which was released in January 2017, actually switches back and forth between Starr's and Christian's point of view. I certainly would like to see what is going on in Christian's mind! Briggs has done an excellent job of developing interesting, unique characters in both Starr and Christian. There is quite a bit of mystery to the story, as well. Starr, who readers later find out is actually named Jessica, has secrets regarding her grandparents, who try to kidnap her in their mansion after not having seen her for many years. There is quite a bit more romance to this story than in most suspense novels. However, I say that as a good thing! The romantic scenes are more implied than explicit, which I appreciate. A few of the scenes are very tense, such as when the Organization first kidnaps her and when she is locked inside the mansion by her grandparents, to name a few. The ending is abrupt and clearly leads into the next part of the series. Like myself, readers will be excited to continue Starr and Christian's love story, as well as figure out more about the Organization and how Starr will avenge her friends' deaths. This is a well-written series starter which teens and adults alike will enjoy. As I mentioned, the romance is not explicit and the language is pretty tame, so the book is appropriate for even younger teens and tweens.