Book Review: Behind the Stars by Leigh Talbert Moore

23401340Title: Behind the Stars

Author: Leigh Talbert Moore

Genre: Young Adult/New Adult 

Publication Date: December 31, 2014

About the Book:

Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:
-Graduation is two weeks away.
-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.
-She’s getting a job with air-conditioning.

She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.
And she never expected to become a hero.

Red Dawn meets L O S T in this new action-adventure romance from Amazon bestselling author Leigh Talbert Moore.


My Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Behind the Stars grabbed my interest quickly and it was difficult to put the book down. It was a “just one more chapter” book. I’m really glad that I waited until all 6 parts were available before I read it.

Leigh Talbert Moore has a nice writing style that flows well and is easy to read. Even though there are many times that the story goes back to the past, it’s done in a way that’s not confusing.

The main character, Prentiss, is small but that doesn’t stop her from getting what she wants. Her whole life is planned: high school graduation, marrying Jackson, and running the farm they’ll inherit. Everything changes when the strangers show up and suddenly Prentiss doesn’t know what the future holds.

I thought that the changes in relationships between Prentiss and other characters after the strangers showed up were realistic. I also liked the way the friendship between Prentiss and Gallatin started and blossomed.

I definitely recommend Behind the Stars for young adult and new adult readers, as well as adult readers.


About the Author:

Leigh Talbert Moore wrote her first graphic novel at the age of nine–about a lady scientist burned by acid. Sadly, the text of “Fury Woman” was lost, and Leigh’s novelist aspirations went on hiatus.

After working more than a decade in journalism, editing, marketing, and public relations, she began writing books again, and in 2009 completed Dragonfly. Today, Leigh is the author of several popular young adult and new adult novels, all with a strong romantic slant.

She lives with her husband and two young children in the middle of the country, where she conjures new worlds, characters, and situations while playing chauffeur, chaperone, group activity leader, and referee.

And she’s still trying to remember the plot of “Fury Woman”…