Wednesday, February 9, 2011

YA Review and Giveaway: Starless Sky by Paige Agnew

This was a good one. It was a touching book that dealt with a difficult subject. It was interesting for me to read this one because I was fascinated by the fact that a teen wrote it. I liked seeing how a YA story was written from a YA perspective.

Paige does seem to be a descriptive writer who wants you to really know what's going on in the story. For a contemporary YA I thought it was a good and I can't wait to see this author grow over time.

About The Book:

(From Goodreads)

Life is funny sometimes. Little kids drop ice cream cones, people in general often run in to screen doors, there's even the occasional moment when one might trip going up the stairs. Kahlen could expect those things, deal with them even. But what she didn't expect, not even in her wildest, horrific nightmares, that just as something so terrible could happen, something so wonderful could follow after it.

When Kahlen Thomas has a difficult time dealing with the lost of her best and only friend, she has hopes that the new boy at school, Kennley Morgan, will be the perfect distraction from her pain. She slowly realizes that Kennley doesn't as much distract her from her problems as much as he adds to them because of his own interesting past.

About The Author:
(from The YP Publishing)

Paige wrote her first book, Starless Sky at age 15 and published it in January of 2010. Starless Sky was birthed during the time of grief and loss while Paige was in the 8th grade.

Paige loves to know that she can speak words of life through writing that brings entertainment, escape, or healing to readers. She can write words that make readers cry, laugh, exclaim with excitement, or stay up all night wondering what happens in the end. Her sense of humor and from the heart personality shines through her writing.

She was born in Michigan. Her compassion and sense of humor is in all of her writings. When Paige is not writing, she enjoys sports, dancing, singing, playing the piano, reading and attending her brother's college football games. In addition, spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Tigger are important to her. She is also actively involved in her church and community.

Visit Paige Agnew's website

Now for the giveaway:

-One lucky winner (in the US or Canada) will receive one copy of Paige's book!
- To enter leave a comment or question for the author along with an email that I can reach you at.
-+1 if you tweet this giveaway (please include @KrisLovesBooks in the tweet) or leave a link if you prefer
-+1 if you are a follower of the blog (old or new it doesn't matter just let me know )
-Giveaway ends on February 21st--> The day that Paige rejoins us for an interview!

**Review copy provided by author. All opinions are my own. I received NO monetary compensation for this post.


  1. Wow! You wrote that at age 15?? Were you an avid reader as a child?

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  2. Amazing! It's too bad more teens don't attempt something like this.

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  3. Wow, sounds amazing. I'm an old follower
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  4. Question for author: Who are some authors that have influenced your works? :]



  5. Bethie- Actually, I wasn't always the passionate reader that I am today. It wasn't until sixth grade that I learned that reading can be fun if you find the right book instead of required reading for school. Since then I've been a very, very, very avid reader.

    Karen- Some authors that have influenced me are Cassandra Clare,Jay Asher, Sarah Dessen, Lauren Oliver, and Melissa Marr, to name a few. The list could go on for miles.

  6. Thanks for stopping in everyone! Writing a book like this at 15 is amazing! Thanks for stopping in Paige!

  7. Was it hard to be taken seriously when you first set out to get this book published?

  8. Chelsea - It was not difficult because it was so hands on and everyone around me was so supportive (at least everyone I chose to tell about it in the initial stages).

  9. Sounds like Kahlen's gone from one problem to another! Could be interesting!

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  10. Sounds like a great book. Congratulations on having written it!

  11. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

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