The Burning Star (Star #1) by Jessie Lan



Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?

The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.

Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.


When the doctors tell Kay that she only has 6 months to live, her mother decides to move her to a new house to hopefully make her life as calm and relaxing as possible. When Kay comes across a strange boy battling an animal in the forest by her house, her life becomes anything but relaxing.

When Ryan returns home and tells others of the amazing girl that he met, they put together some clues that maybe, just maybe Kay is the long lost princess that was stolen years ago. They decide to go back to visit Kay with a magic stone to reveal who she really is.

I was surprised by how much happens in this book. Of course the first thing that flashed in my mind was memories of the Iron Fey series. The sickness that Kay has really puts a suspenseful aspect to this story, unsure if she will be able to find the answers to who she is before it's too late. And the added interest of Kay's mother, how is it exactly that Kay became a stolen child?

There is a lot of time spent in the Fae world, the story is full of adventure, mystery and imagination. I have not read many Fae stories, but this was was very entertaining. I liked the interactions between Kay and Ryan and Kay and her mother. And they were also my favorite characters.

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