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Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space.The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. He pretends to be nothing more than a mere Regular while his peers develop unique powers, varying frPowers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space.The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. He pretends to be nothing more than a mere Regular while his peers develop unique powers, varying from controlling lightning to producing diamond hard skin. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act. SC ventures into a school of talented students to learn to fight, where he must learn to master his powers without revealing their true nature. But soon he realizes that the school is more than it appears and that it may hold the secret to his missing mother. To rescue her, he will have to reveal powers never before seen in all of history. Written by award winning author Leonard Petracci, a master of tension and suspense....

Title : Star Child: Places of Power
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ISBN : 36466303
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 449 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Star Child: Places of Power Reviews

  • Maria Gonzalez L
    2018-12-08 18:13

    This was my first Sci-fi book and although it's not the genre I am used to reading I enjoyed it.I got the audiobook version and the narration of Will M. Watt is great, he manages to get different voices and accents for every character and makes the book really enjoyable specially when singing Siri's lines and manage to hold my attention wondering what was going to happen with SC and everyone else. It was interesting all the powers and how depending on their place of birth is the power they got but it also was a little bit confusing at times specially with SC but I was able to enjoy it and now I want more.I would really love to read the second book when it comes out because I want to know more about the powers and the other characters.

  • Abrand
    2018-11-24 16:24

    Reminder of my favorite times reading has brought meThis book simply brought me back to the height of my enjoyment of reading. Back when I spent nights with a crank up light reading under the blanket on a school night giggling like a schoolgirl simply from how much I loved to read. Its been a very very long time since I had found a book that gave me this feeling.Thank you so much for this

  • Esmerelda Weatherwax
    2018-11-20 17:26

    Decent YA with a hard magic system that basically works like superhero powers - longer review to come.

  • Rohit Garg
    2018-12-04 16:11

    Good book for YANot for me and personally if I were the MC I would’ve used my power to kill everyone who got in my way once I knew what I wanted. His power can be so OP but he never uses it to destroy everything. Idk maybe I read the book wrong but it sounds like he could’ve killed everyone anytime he wanted to.

  • Denae Christine
    2018-11-25 18:37

    Reader thoughts: Fun book, but not phenomenal. I enjoyed it and can't even point to anything it did wrong, just that I'm going to forget it quickly.The plot was good. Hidden power, on the run, school for the powerful delinquents, principal lady with hidden agenda, magical brainwashing, police hunter with something to prove, and power competitions to rank students. The elements were there, and they were arranged in a new, fun way. The book never dragged, although I did get annoyed that SC let himself get brainwashed and distracted from his goal.SC was a likeable character. I rooted for him. He wasn't very clever, though, which I wanted. He didn't figure out lots of new uses for his powers in delicate and creative ways, which I was expecting.He also didn't seem fully fleshed out as a character. He makes friends within a day of his new school, but he makes no mention of the people at his old school, where he has been for his entire life. Seriously? What's with a character's existence starting on page 1?Now, granted, there was a first chapter intro piece (maybe a prologue?) with SC as a child, but the rest of the book still didn't reference his life before he met that one flying girl. What were his hopes, his dreams, his friends, his fears? Did he have a life before the book started?Writer thoughts: I know backstory can slow down a book's pace, but it fleshes out the character so much better that it's worth it (unless you're writing a short story or a horror story or something and have to keep the pacing to a sprint).Benefits to backstory and referencing a character's life before page one?Creates character depthHelps reader identify with the characterDeepens motivationRaises stakesAs it was, SC lost his mom on, like, page 20, but it didn't feel as big of a deal as if SC had thought about his mother later in the book. He wanted to rescue her, but he never relived memories of her or where they'd been or what they'd done. Did they celebrate holidays together? Did she ever scrimp and save to buy him nice shoes? Did he ever help her make a favorite meal?

  • Andy Bigwood
    2018-11-29 18:17

    Addictive readingIts rare for a book to hold my attention sufficiently to set aside other things... this was one such. Mr Petracci has managed to create an entirely new and original reason for superpowers. Geography and circumstance govern power, people born near volvanoes tend to have firepowers etc. The title of the book is probably the weakpoint sounding a bit 1970's flowerpowery...don't be context it makes tone this is similar to the upcoming new mutants film. A police state and something darker than the police state of which we see only the tip of the iceberg, running a 'school' that prioritises obedience...permanent life long obedience. Our protagonist is unique due to where he was born, and frankly I'd be a bit worried about his power getting out of hand... if it did, there wouldn't be much left! That said its interesting to see the mechanics of this particular power..I wonder if the author will fiddle with time dilation and other powers that might be inferred from 'SC's unique 'geo' and one has to wonder if being the only one means he gets 'all' the potential power from that location rather than just part of it (as would be normal for this universe).

  • Nealis
    2018-11-25 13:18

    Great surprise. The book is a coming of age novel. While there are many familiar elements typical of the genre, the novel is well written and executed. The main character SC, lives in modern world not unlike our own, but is not burdened with with real world legacy or current happenings. They are in a fictional country, in a fictional world shaped by the existence and industry of real human super powers. The book is better b/c of this, everything just fits and it helps the reader suspend disbelief. Minor spoilers: As for the plot, SC starts off on the war path, and he stumbles around like many juvenile characters, but his plotting and scheming is second to none and he eventually outmaneuvers his enemies rather nicely. The author shows that despite having the strongest power in the world, SC is very vulnerable to his enemies and he finally makes his play, it is part pure comedy and edge of your seat roller coaster to the end. Again, a great surprise and I will be following this series closely. Greatly recommended!

  • Sylvia Rangel
    2018-12-09 18:33

    The story wasn't bad but I am not motivated to read the next installment. It had a firm conclusion which is a good thing. I felt that writer might have just gone all the way and made these people aliens on an alien world because there was no relation to our reality. That would make the magic system make more sense. Some of the action scenes could have been better written or there could have been less of them. Obviously this was geared to young boys. I didn't really understand the main characters power... but it looked cool in my mind lol so points for that.

  • Asa Whitley
    2018-12-18 14:37

    This is a decent book, not amazing and probably better for a highshool audience, but the writing is okay and the story holds together, even mending several possible plot holes that I saw coming. There are a few times where the technical explanations grow a bit tedious and the plot is told to the reader instead of shown, but there was never a point that I got frustrated at the author as many other books have made me. If Leonard Petracci can continue to improve on this writing level I look forward to reading his further works.

  • Nathan McCarty
    2018-11-27 17:31

    Good story, good trope subversions, formatting needs improvementThis book has a very interesting premise and compelling story! I loved a the characters and I️ was delighted by the trope subversions. My only critiques are that sometimes the wording was jarring and took a few reads to figure out what was happening. Otherwise, great read!

  • Stephen
    2018-12-04 15:33

    Great YA novelThis was a quick read that hit all of the points I was looking for. It's a quick read, has great characters, motivations and a clear over arching story with lots of room for a sequel. It doesn't go into extreme detail on many subject but provides more that enough for a YA book that is just looking to be well written and entertaining. It's exactly as advertised.

  • Jonathan
    2018-11-22 18:38

    I liked it!An original story with good characters and a pretty cool plot. My only negative is the author sometimes put formal words in street kids’ mouths. Other than that I just devoured the book

  • Jesse Cudill
    2018-12-08 14:19

    Hook line and sinkerFrom the first chapter on, I didn't stop reading. I think that says enough about this book. Please do read it, but with more restraint than I the fool who read it in a single sitting.

  • Gt Moore
    2018-11-28 20:20

    UniqueMy quest to find unique sci-fi story lines continues and SC ranks high on my list of uniqueness. Given that it's so difficult to focus in on a novel that hasn't already been told numerous times - if you're like me - you won't want to miss this one.

  • Chris
    2018-12-13 14:20

    Great concept, well executedI was not sure about the premise when I started. However the author handled it well by not over-explaining and letting a compelling story move me quite enjoyably along with very good pacing and plot.

  • Paulo
    2018-12-18 13:17

    Had a hard time finishing this book. My biggest complaint was that it felt disjointed as if the transaction ware done in haste. The plot fails to flow coherently. Another problem is that the MC is over powered but fails to do the obvious most of the time.

  • Andrew
    2018-12-11 16:32

    I gave upI read 53 percent of the novel and gave up, I found it boring and very unrealistic, plus the MC drove me nuts.

  • Axel
    2018-12-18 14:36

    Pretty good book overall, seemed a bit slow in the later parts of the book.

  • Tyler
    2018-11-20 16:11

    Excellent Loved it. First book I picked up in a long time and it did not disappoint. Looking forward to the next

  • Joseph Puciloski
    2018-12-09 12:14

    Grand, just grand.

  • Idamus
    2018-11-30 14:31

    I couldn’t suspend my disbelief enough, nothing quite works, can’t tell the age of MC, I’m fairly sure he’s a young teen, but read as 10 sometimes and in his 20es at others.

  • Ben Seprosevo
    2018-12-17 14:22

    really hooked me right from the first few chapters!

  • Iori
    2018-11-20 20:23

    It wasn't my cup of tea... The concept and the world created are original it could have been better.

  • Maxx
    2018-11-23 13:29

    Great Superpowers BookThe first of Leo's books I've read. Will probably pick up some others now, but will be awaiting the second Star Child!

  • Dave Ostergaard
    2018-12-02 19:27

    Found this book because of a reddit postI loved the story and would welcome a sequel, keep up the good work. Pretty easy read and I loved the universe that was created.

  • Sequoyah Tonihka
    2018-11-23 17:27

    ReviewA very good book! It kept me turning the pages for more and more until the end. I can’t wait until book 2!

  • Pat
    2018-11-29 13:41

    InterestingVery interesting concept for a story. It is a bit transparent and never feel like SC is in danger but decent action and possibilities for sequels