Review of ‘Anna’ by Meghan Riley

Anna (The Starseed Series, #1)Anna by Meghan Riley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

My Synopsis:

Anna is about a typical high school teen who finds a strange scattering of freckles on her arm that has her maybe a bit concerned; and, because Anna is a typical teen, she can’t help but also find herself distracted by her crush on Steve, her trouble-making adolescent brother, and an innate love for physics. But once Anna begins to experience hallucinations and horrible rashes/pain on her freckled-affected arm, she soon learns that maybe she doesn’t know herself as well as she thought.

My Thoughts:

So, the first thing I thought I’d mention, was the fact that this book wasn’t quite what I’d thought it to be when I’d read the original summary. I had been expecting much more in regards to fantasy, and for the book to touch on Anna’s strange freckles more than just mentioning them a few times throughout. But strangely, I still really enjoyed this book. I found myself actually liking the rhythm, and though it read more like a contemporary, I didn’t mind.

It’s maybe about 75% through when the fantasy aspect finally starts to kick in, and things began to get more interesting. Unfortunately though, the book ends a bit abruptly, and we have to wait for book 2 to see what exactly is going on; but after this first book, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Overall, this was a pretty well-written book, and I liked that Meghan Riley seemed very well-informed when it came to science, and being that I’ve personally never been good with science, so everything she’s written sounds right to me.

Now, in conclusion, I liked this book and can’t wait to see what the next one has in store for Anna and her new discoveries! Definitely recommend!!

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3 thoughts on “Review of ‘Anna’ by Meghan Riley

  1. Hey! Great review!! Can I ask how you went about getting a copy of the book to review from the author? i.e. who did you contact about it and how? I’ve been wanting to start approaching publishers about Advanced Reader Copies now that I’ve had my blog for a while, I just don’t know how to approach it.
    Thanks for any advice you can give!


    • Hi! The author was offering copies for review on her Instagram page, and that was how I was able to obtain this one. Otherwise, I tend to use Netgalley and hope they approve the requests I put on 😜. I have heard others say they build relationships with publishing companies, and that can be a way to get them. Sorry I can’t be of much help!


      • Ohh okay! I’ve looked into netgalley but I’m not a huge fan of ebooks so I’m hoping to get some physical copies. Unfortunately that is easier said than done because publishers woukd rather give a free eBook than pay money to send a hard copy :/
        Thanks for sharing your advice πŸ™‚


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