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The Lottery and Other Stories
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Stephen King
Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel, #1) - H.D. Gordon 3½ stars from me! And close to 4 stars, but since it's not a completed story (and therefore lacking any kind of ending), I can't give this first instalment more :)

This is the first book I've read by H.D. Gordon and I will definitely be reading some of her other books - the story is just the right mix of traditional fantasy with new and refreshing elements.

I like both Surah and Charlie and, of course, Sam, and I think it's a great beginning to a new series. However, I really don't like such relatively short books that seems to be one book just chopped into 3 or more parts to make it a series. So, while I enjoyed the story, it seemed to just come to the end of a chapter and then END... And as a first in a series, most of the book was spent setting up the world and characters...
I don't mind series - at all! But I do prefer them to each have at least some kind of ending that seems somehow conclusive and I thought that was lacking and left me feeling like someone had ripped out the last pages of my book...

So, all in all, I see great potential in this series and like the world building and characters, but will have to withhold final verdict until I've read the whole story...