Stray: Touchstone Part 1
By Andrea K Höst
- Release Date: 2011-03-21
- Genre: Sci-Fi
Stray: Touchstone Part 1 Andrea K Höst Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing: alone, she will be lucky to survive.
The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she's being watched?
Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people's skulls, and few have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass finds herself processed as a 'stray', a refugee displaced by the gates torn between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained attitude that strays are backward and slow.
Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?
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User reviews about this book
I really enjoyed this book. The explanations of culture and descriptions of new spaces and beings was understandable and enlightening. I loved her way of speaking in the new language. It reminded me of my struggles with tenses and syntax.
I am buying part two right now.
This book is enthralling.
Admittedly it has a very weird format, but this format is perfect for keeping track of how much time has passed between two events. I highly recommend this book. It's very easy to get sucked into the mind set of the main character, and that's what makes it great.
This series swiftly became one of my favorites. The writing format really brings you into the tale and makes it come to life. The world-building is also astonishing! It's a world similar enough to our own that I can understand and empathize with it, but with a mystery and fantasy that I just can't get enough of. The main character also feels extremely true to life and I absolutely love her! Give this book a read an learn to love the worlds of Tare and Muina as much as I have!
I was hooked from the beginning. Taking the journey with the main character was a good idea. I have read the whole series and was impressed with the imagination the author has! I had never heard of her, but now I'm a fan. Glad that I stumbled upon this book. Thanks!
Touchstone Trilogy: Book 1
First book in a wonderful series. I've read the whole series, including the Gratuitous Epilogue, several times.
By Academy 3
The first sentence started out with an F word. That I don't care for. I've read too many books that were well written, interesting story lines and characters without profanity.
Stray: Touchstone Part 1
Imaginative, interesting story. I plan on reading the rest of the series.
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