Friday 1 February 2019

Our Child of the Stars - Stephen Cox

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published January 24th 2019 by Jo Fletcher Books
Spec fic
Thank you JF for this copy

My Thoughts
Molly and Gene had their issues. Well, Molly had her issues. Gene stood by her even though things went downhill. I never thought about what a great guy Gene was!

Molly lost a child and sank into alcohol and depression. Then the meteor comes and with it a child, of the stars.

Ok so obviously you can guess that it's an alien. Yes the kid is an alien. It is the 60s. Soviet are knocking on the door. There are commie spies. There is the threat of nuclear war. And well alien tech, yes please to that!

Molly with her issues, was a good person, she saw this lost child and wanted to care for him. And she knew what the government would do *shakes fist at government*. She hides him and raises him as their son.

The book is about lost hope, loosing yourself and finding something to live for. A new goal, a new life. But there is danger as they will never stop looking, and well there are more things that I can not discuss. Those things made me want another book at the end. To see how things goes after the end, which was a good solid ending.

And you know if it happened today they would take him at once and do things, who cares if it is a child with feelings and speech. It is an alien after all.

A good story, that packs danger, curiosity and most of all what it means to be family.

A different sort of alien story, that is truly worth reading

Edit: I asked the author and he will write another book! Good news cos even though there is an ending, there is so much more that could happen

A lost child, the family who try to protect him and the secret that refuses to stay hidden . . .

Molly and Gene Myers were happy, until tragedy blighted their hopes of children. During the years of darkness and despair, they each put their marriage in jeopardy, but now they are starting to rebuild their fragile bond.

This is the year of Woodstock and the moon landings; war is raging in Vietnam and the superpowers are threatening each other with annihilation.

Then the Meteor crashes into Amber Grove, devastating the small New England town - and changing their lives for ever. Molly, a nurse, caught up in the thick of the disaster, is given care of a desperately ill patient rescued from the wreckage: a sick boy with a remarkable appearance, an orphan who needs a mother.

And soon the whole world will be looking for him.

Cory's arrival has changed everything. And the Myers will do anything to keep him safe.

A remarkable story of warmth, tenacity and generosity of spirit, set against the backdrop of a fast-changing, terrifying decade. 


  1. Sounds like an interesting fantasy/scifi premise for sure.

    1. It was sure different from the ones I am used to

  2. This sounded so good when I was pitched it, still kind of want to read it even though it sounds a bit bizarre!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  3. I already feel the need to cheer on Molly, Gene, and their alien child.

    1. They were such wonderful people and he was a great kid

  4. Interesting! I love that she was willing to love and care for an alien despite it obviously being an ALIEN. It was still a child that needed help. What peculiar circumstances!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

    1. She was a good person and they risked their lives for that kid

  5. Sounds very nice indeed - an alien child, Woodstock and flawed foster parents... yeah, definitely I would like to read it.

    1. I am scared of recommending anything to you as you know lol



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