Blog Tour & Book Review: ONE WISH AWAY by Kelley Lynn & Giveaway
Nov 20th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

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by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: 11/24/14

Bloomsbury Spark


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Book Summary:One Wish

Be careful what you wish for…


Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She’s too busy planning to follow in her father’s footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery.
When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.

Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.


My review:

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ONE WISH AWAY is a wonderful addition to novels that feed into our passion for wish making. Readers will see in a very real way how wishes can have a global impact. Kelley Lynn weaves science and a bit of wish making magic into this story, which I believe with hold the interest of late middle school and young adult readers.

What I liked:
1. The scientific setting.
2. Lyra’s strong moral compass and her curiosity.
3. Darren, a supportive boy who is definitely swoony.
4. The description of SEAD – short for Space Exploration and Discovery, the place where Lyra interns and her father is the lead scientist.
5. The family dynamics were realistic and painful.
6. The consequences of the wishes and how they impacted situations.

The novel ends with many questions for readers to ponder: What happens to Lyra? What happens to Darren? Who was the mystery man? Will there be a sequel? Will Lyra’s father do anything to protect her? If there won’t be a sequel, it’s definitely fun for readers to come up with their own answers.

The biggest question of all might be: What would YOU wish for? And what might the consequences be?

If you are a stargazer, into science, or just love the idea of making wishes, then you’ll enjoy ONE WISH AWAY!

Thank you to Bloomsbury Spark for the review copy on NetGalley.

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About the Authorkelley lynn

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.
Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. 

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