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  • Title: Hold Back the Stars
  • Author: Katie Khan
  • ISBN: 9780857523990
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback

  • Carys and Max have ninety minutes of air left None of this was supposed to happen.Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can t help but look back at the world they left behind A world whose rules they couldn t submit to, a place where they never really belonged a home they re determined to get back to because they ve come too far to losCarys and Max have ninety minutes of air left None of this was supposed to happen.Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can t help but look back at the world they left behind A world whose rules they couldn t submit to, a place where they never really belonged a home they re determined to get back to because they ve come too far to lose each other now.
    Katie Khan
    Katie Khan is a writer from London whose first novel, HOLD BACK THE STARS, will be translated into than twenty languages.


    Commentaires:

    Maya
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.What the heck did I just read?!!! This story is so complex and strange and just plays tricks on my mind. And what's up with the ending, or should I say endings? I'm just so confused right now. This is definitely a read that will mess you up and make you wonder about your own life and the concept of love and sacrifice. The plot is so unique. It all takes place in space but the main characters skip back and forth between their real situation and memory [...]

    Emer
    Carys and Max have ninety minutes of air left. They are alone together. Drifting in space. Ninety minutes to stay alive. Ninety minutes to figure out how to rescue the themselves.Ninety minutes to reflect on the decisions that brought them to this point. Ninety minutes to decide if love is indeed all you need. This book is set in a future version of our world where the USA and the Middle East have been decimated and Europe has become a utopian society called Europia. Citizens of Europia don't co [...]

    Britta Böhler
    Annoying gender-stereotypes aren't any less annoying (or stereotypical) if they happen in space.

    Renee (itsbooktalk.com)
    This is a 3 to 3.5 star read for me, I really had a hard time decidingHow about that cover? I was immediately drawn to it as well as the title and then when I read the blurb and saw it's being compared to One Day, one of my very favorite reads, I knew I'd have to hit the request button on Netgalley. I thought this would be a good "out of my comfort zone pick," and in some ways it was.The beginning of the story pulled me in right away when we are thrust into space with Carys and Max after they've [...]

    Sarah (Starry Night Reader)
    Carys and Max are stranded in space with minutes ticking away on their oxygen as they float further and further from their ship. But rather than finding a solution, they waste too many precious minutes on flashbacks and reflections of their tumultuous history which was irritating and inappropriate. Hello? You have 90 minutes left and you're thinking about how you first met, had that breakup, ect? Maybe you should be trying to find a way to live?! I wanted the characters to be proactive and find [...]

    Diana
    I am sorry but no. I thought this book was gonna be more science fiction and less romance, and man was I disappointed The structure of the book moves between their present moment (dying floating on space, with no way to return to their ship and with oxigen shortage) and the story of how they met each other and how their story together moved from here to the moment they are in at present.I just couldn' care for the characters, and the only part that really atracted me to the lecture was the stran [...]

    Joanna Park
    Wow what a beautiful book! Beautiful, haunting and really unusual. Stranded in space with only 90 minutes of air left and no help in sight, Cerys & Max have a chance to reflect on their relationship and the events that have led them here. In a world where love is forbidden, Cerys & Max broke the rules when they fell in love. Facing fierce opposition from friends and family the pair decide they can't live without each other and decide to fight for their right to love. But can they really [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Two people are abandoned outside a spacecraft with 90 minutes of oxygen and they spend it reminiscing about their relationship. Huh. I got halfway through this novel and then decided I didn't need to finish. The worldbuilding (future, USA ruined by nuclear war, Europa and individualism reign) would have been more effective if the characters felt like they were also in the future or were any different than us, but the dialogue and actions feel very YA (but they are in their 20s.) Is this new adul [...]

    TL
    I received this this via Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own:).---' Not a bad read but just okay for me couldn't get into the romance portion at all was more interested in the Voivode and everything that had led up to it and the whole trapped in space with 90 minutes of air left.Potential there, but a dud for me. Aah well

    Crini
    I was a little nervous when starting this because romances really aren't my thing but OMG this is SO good. I read almost the whole thing in one sitting today. Loved the characters, was shipping them hard and JUST NEEDED TO KNOW IF THEY SURVIVE. That last part was genius and heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

    Калина Минчева
    Добре, дори на сутринта все така нямам думи, с които да опиша тази книга. Стоях до 3 посред нощ да я дочитам. Това трябва да ви говори достатъчно. Но ако още се колебаете, ще ви кажа, че също така изхабих солидно количество кърпички, както и немалка доза гласни струни повтаряйки [...]

    Lyndi
    A startling and evocative novel, harkening to both One Day and Gravity, a man and a woman revisit memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth while they are trapped in the vast void of space with only ninety minutes of oxygen left.After the catastrophic destruction of the Middle East and the United States, Europe has become a utopia and, every three years, the European population must rotate into different multicultural communities, living as individuals responsible for their own actions. W [...]

    Liz Barnsley
    Gah! I hate love stories. Except this one. I loved this one.I was hooked into the idea of reading this because its something slightly out of my comfort zone (the whole romance thing) and I like to try things I might normally pass by, but also had the whole lost in space running out of air vibe which seemed like it might be quite thrilling. Which it was. But mostly it was beautiful.So Carys and Max they fall in love. Except in the world they live in you are not allowed to do that really. The worl [...]

    Jana
    I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book wasn't my cup of tea. It was extremely heavy on the romance, which to me felt very cheesy and cheesy romance just isn't my thing. Considering they were facing the possibility of death the entire time, I just thought they were way too focused on their romance and the actual problem was pushed into the background. Overall this book didn't have much to offer in a unique sort of way, it felt like a [...]

    Marcia
    Tussen de sterren is een bijzonder liefdesverhaal in outer space - al was het voor mij niet de romantiek die me zo van dit boek deed smullen. Wat mij betreft zat de kracht van het verhaal op aarde, ik las graag over de nieuwe ordening van de mensheid in Europia. De world building van deze toekomstige samenleving was erg indrukwekkend (het rouleren, de vovoides, de relatieregel). Heel graag zou ik meer lezen over dit universum! Het einde van het boek was overigens wel een beetje verwarrend.Mijn c [...]

    Danielle
    Katie Khan tried too hard with hold back the stars. She tried to make it original and beautiful and meaningful, but because she tried SO damn HARD I just felt like it all fell flat. I didn't care about the characters. The asteroid field rubbish is scientifically implausible. The ending was confusing, but simultaneously predictable. And then the romance the book is based around it, but it just didn't feel real. This is meant to be an adult book, but it felt more YA than a lot of YA books! Well th [...]

    Lia
    I immediately fell in love with this book the moment I saw that cover. It is so pretty! (I need this on my shelf). But this book is not only beautiful from the outside but also from the inside.Things I loved about Holding Back the Stars by Katie Khan- When I read about the world the story took place in, I was so excited because it sounded so cool! The story takes place in the future, there has been a disastrous nuclear war and a new country has been formed, namely Europia. (It took me way too lo [...]

    Lizzie (Littlehux) Huxley-Jones
    In January, you must all go to your bookshops to get Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan. My copy from Katie arrived one evening night and I just finished it in 24 hours, tear stained and overjoyed and in awe. Set in the future in utopian Europa, Carys and Max meet - she an astronaut in training, he an aspiring chef running his family's food store business. But the book starts much later, as they fall through space with only 90 minutes of oxygen remaining. Told in flashbacks and real time, Hold Ba [...]

    Tez
    NOTE: I first published this on Speculative Chic.I've never been interested in book clubs, where everyone reads the same thing at the same time like assigned homework. But in the case of Katie Khan's Hold Back the Stars, I definitely would recommend it to book groups. Having read it, I want to discuss spoilery things and ask questions!This literary sci-fi tells the tale of Carys and Max, the supposed utopia they're from, and why they're stranded in space with only ninety minutes left of oxygen a [...]

    Aoife
    I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewHold Back the Stars is a dystopian/sci-fi romance about Max and Carys - two travellers in their mid-twenties who fall in love in a world where coupling is frowned upon until a later age. The story shifts back and forth from the couple’s first meeting to a point where they are stuck in space together with no hope of survival and only 90 minutes to live.If I had to describe this story, it would [...]

    Annie ~ The Misstery
    Sometimes, you need a book that is different from your usual genre. A book outside your comfort zone. And that is what Hold Back The Stars was for me. I’ve stated multiple times that I watch plenty of sci-fi films and I love them. However, when it comes to reading, sci-fi it’s not a genre that I find particularly appealing, maybe because I prefer to watch the story take place on a screen. Still, every now and then, there are some titles that catch my attention and Hold Back The Stars was one [...]

    Ann Hunnestad
    I recieved this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.DNF.I tried, I really did. I so badly wanted to like this book, but I barely made it through the first 50 pages without cringing. The writing style put me off, I felt no connection to the characters what so ever. This was a big dissapointment. One day, I might pick it up and try to read it again. That won't be anytime soon though.

    Meags
    4 StarsHold Back The Stars is completely unlike anything I've ever read before. I read a review pimping it out as "the new One Day" which drew my full attention, seeing as how far gone I was over that book many years ago. I barely register the comparison now that I've read this, but I still found myself fascinated and enthralled nonetheless. Set in a Utopian future, the story follows the forbidden love between characters Max and Carys. The story kicks off with a bang, opening with a harrowing sc [...]

    Lna
    ¡Qué grata sorpresa de libro! Me ha enamorado.Una historia de amor ambientada en un mundo utópico que me ha parecido fascinante conforme iba descubriéndolo. Compagina los 90 minutos más angustiosos y de supervivencia vividos en el inhóspito espacio entre Carys y Max, con flashbacks de sus vidas hasta llegar a ese momento actual. Y he de decir que son muy OTP. Pero, sin duda, lo que sorprende es ese final. Vaya WTF de final. Era como ¿qué está pasando?, y no sabia si estaba de acuerdo co [...]

    Melanie Garrett
    I was transfixed by this from beginning to end. As a love story, it works beautifully. Carys and Max's paths cross in a world made up of what's left from our not-too-distant future. The initial attraction they feel for each other is never going to work out in this new world order - or is it?Of the many clever things about 'Hold Back The Stars' is how many levels it works on. It's a great love story and since all the world loves a lover, you will quickly find yourself falling for Carys and Max as [...]

    Federica L'EnnesimoBookBlog
    ennesimobookblog/2Non so davvero da dove iniziare a parlare di questa storia, perché è uno di quei libri che racchiudono tanti generi diversi. C’è una storia d’amore, c’è una distopia e c’è una base sci-fi. I puristi dei generi (passatemi il termine ma purtroppo molti lettori non amano quando la storia non rientra in un parametro ben definito) sicuramente non apprezzeranno Regalami una stella perché è un perfetto mix di generi quasi opposti, ma io amo quando in un solo libro riesc [...]

    Patricia Crowther
    “Don’t be destroyed by feelings for a person you can’t move forward with.”Considering I was going to DNF this at about 30%, the fact that I finished it and it came out with a rating at all is an achievement in itself. But an extremely rare 2 stars from me unfortunately. I’m just completely confused and very disappointed, it wasn’t really what I expected. I get the feeling there was a bigger message somewhere in there but there just wasn’t any depth for me to fully grasp what that r [...]

    Alexandria
    Regalami una stella (no, in italiano il titolo non aiuta chi non si aspetta un romance stellare), è uno sci-fi distopico su base romance, scritto in terza persona, doppio pov, presente e passato alternati, che comincia dalla fine e ripercorre la storia dei due protagonisti, Max e Carys.Ho voluto spiattellare le caratteristiche del libro così, violentemente, proprio per mettere in chiaro che non si tratta di un romance, o per lo meno non è solo quello, così che chi si aspetta la recensione [...]

    Alex
    3,5 🌟Questa lettura per grandi linee mi è piaciuta, anche se ho trovato qualche pecca nella narrazione e nello sviluppo dei personaggi.

    Knigoqdec
    Първата любов може да те пречупи но може и да те спасиigoqdec/2017/06/

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