Thursday, January 25, 2018

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan

  • ISBN-10: 0062571737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062571731
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (November 7, 2017)

How long does it take to travel twenty light years to Earth?
How long does it take to fall in love?
To the universe, eight days is a mere blip, but to Matty Jones, it may be just enough time to change his life.
On the hot summer day Matty’s dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to pick her up and return her to her home planet. Of course she is.
Matty has heard a million impossible UFO stories for each of his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. When he was a kid, he and his dad searched the skies and studied the constellations. But all of that is behind him. Dad’s gone—but now there’s Priya. She must be crazy…right?
As Matty unravels the mystery of the girl in the field, he realizes there is far more to her than he first imagined. And if he can learn to believe in what he can’t see: the universe, aliens…love…then maybe the impossible is possible, after all.

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan is an emotionally moving, beautiful  story of young love, growing up and letting go. The sub-themes woven throughout this plot are just as achingly emotional and as beautifully written as the main plot. I also enjoyed the Star Trek references as I'm a huge Trekkie fan. This book is funny, delightful, engaging and at times heart-wrenching. 

Bottom line? 

I loved reading this book and I highly recommend it! Gorgeous writing, characters that jump off the page and a very unique and creative story that captivated me from start to finish. Well worth the reading! 

4.5 Stars   

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Ms. Jordan, HarperTeen and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review this book.


Verushka Byrow said...

You had me at Trekkie references and aliens! Love it!

Greg said...

I've been really curious about this book, so it's nice to see your review. Glad to hear it was good, I'll have to give it a shot. The Star Trek references sound fun!

Lovely cover too.