Book Reviews

Starlight by Nikki Chartier

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 276
Series: Like the Stars/ Saturn #1
Genre: Music, YA, Romance
Published: August 29, 2013
Rating: 3.5 stars


When an attempt is made on the lives of Canadian boy band, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The Branson sisters are preparing for a summer of beach vacations, pool parties, and festivals.

The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their secret-service-agent dad volunteered to hide the guys…in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but teens Chloe and Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren’t happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can’t escape Emery’s fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being “out of this world.” If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn’t want to come back to Earth.​


This used to be named American Girl on Saturn.

The story starts with sisters Chloe ad Aralie coming home from a movie when their dad calls with a cryptic message. When they get home they find out their dad who is a super secret agent has offered to house the boy band Spaceships Around Saturn after shots were fired at one of their concerts. (When you find out why shots were fired, the story is a bit ridiculous.) Chloe is going through getting over guys after being labeled as “the Ice Queen” while being dumped at her senior prom. She so doesn’t want to deal with a boy band in her house. Not to mention the fact that her dad says they have to go on lockdown. That means all of her and Aralie’s summer plans come to a screeching halt.

To be fair, I would freak out if I had plans and they came to an end due to a boy band having to be stashed in my house. Now when I think boy band, I think Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and New Kids on the Block. What the author wrote about was closer to One Direction or some other boy band that is (ahem) “hip” these days. Sorry, I had to. Who am I kidding? I am so NOT sorry.

It was a cute story but wasn’t anything super wow. It is what I call a palette cleanser. After reading a certain book, a book like this can help clean the palette and start fresh. At least it did for me.


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