The setting takes place in the near future of 2037, where we meet our protagonist Raleigh Williams, working at a gas station. He’s a 19-year-old who has immense determination to keep a promise to his descended elder brother, West, to go to Mars. This honorable task is easier said than done, since the tuition for the MarsLife Program takes more savings than he’s earning working for his brother-in-law, or the additional funds of selling bone jewelry. It’s through Raleigh’s determination that allows him to earn his tuition for MarsLife any means necessary, even if they’re earned unconventionally. Raleigh has a promise to keep to West, and he’s not going to let anyone take away his honorable intentions of keeping that promise, even if someone falls from the sky.
Scardust is only 266 pages, yet I did not feel like I was reading a short novel due to the emotional range along with the emotional connect I felt through out each and every situation, character development, along with plot reveal in this short novel.
The way the character fell in love to me was just simply magical. I feel that this is the most diverse book I’ve read so far in the New Adult novel genre. It is a joy to have meet Raleigh and to experiences his highs and low. I will definitely be watching out for more Suzanne Van Rooyen novels in the future. It is also a joy to see how imperfect people can see themselves while love always see how prefect a person is for surviving such imprecations.
“Just so you know, I like you because of everything you’ve been through and everything you are, not despite of it.”
The concept of Raleigh and Crow, were able to connect with one another by sharing memories through touching opened a new experiences for me as a reader. I would recommend this novel to all those who are a fan of Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, or those who believe that love can be deserved by even those who feel that they are damned to such a wonderful loving connection with another person after so many years of hurt. What is relationship if sharing with someone the psychological key points such as deepest regrets, darkest fears, or most traumatic event, that allow you to be yourself? It’s the ability to reveal and exchange so much of our flawed soul to another person that makes falling in love, physically of fictionally so incredible enriching.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I give this book 5 flaming heart beats if I had the icon for it!
Thank you Entagled Publishing,LLC and Netgallery for allowing me the chances to read Raleigh’s story. There are some novels in this world that will forever change you, author Suzanne Van Rooyen has just written one of this novels. I was given this novel in return for an HONEST review, and thus this is my HONEST review of what I have read.
I would highly recommend giving this little book a chances because once you read this novel you will never look at the planet Mars the same again.