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Justice Buried: Starbright Book 1 by Hilary Thompson

Updated on July 17, 2015

I have been attempting to diversify my hubs and one of the best ways I have found to do this is to seek out products to review. Being an avid reader I sought and found sites that offer me free review copies in exchange for honest reviews. This book, Justice Buried: Starbright Book 1 by Hilary Thompson,was given to me digitally for free by Net-Gallery for only an honest review. I would like to say that I truly enjoyed reading this book and I hope you enjoy reading my review of it; I did my best to avoid spoilers.

The people need Justice, but she’s not listening. One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three cities. Now the community of Asphodel is trapped underground, waiting for the prophesied maiden of Justice to return and save them from their Fates. Sixteen-year-old Astrea is supposed to be this savior – but how could she save anyone when she doesn't believe it herself?

— Hilary Thompson

Astrea fights against her false destiny until she learns her life is in danger, and she discovers a power she never knew she had. As betrayal closes every door, Astrea decides she must submit to her stars and accept her fate. Then a handsome stranger offers her an unexpected escape and the chance to create her own destiny.

— Hilary Thompson

Hilary Thompson

Hilary Thompson was born to parents who took the roads less traveled.Hilary Thompson grew up as a first child, who was independent, willful, and who made a habit of taking her own roads. She has tried being an artist, architect, restaurant worker, retail worker, landscape designer, legal secretary, and a professional student. Eventually she decided on teaching and writing. Hilary is now a full time teacher who enjoys writing her own novels in her spare time. Hilary Thompson tries to avoid spoiling her own independent, willful children or neglect her wonderful soul-mate of a husband too much. She ignores laundry baskets and dirty dishes when ever she can. She currently has written and published six books.

  1. Prep For Doom
  2. Justice Buried (Starbright Book 1)
  3. Balance Broken (Starbright Book 2)
  4. Stian's Mistake (Starbright Novellas Book 2)
  5. Stian's Mistake (Starbright Novellas Book 2)
  6. Lexan's Pledge (Starbright Novellas Book 1)


Astrea is a sixteen year old girl that lives in an underground city that worships the starts. The whole city is completely underground and no one has ventured to the surface fro one hundred years. Astrea is born on an equinox which means that she is prophesied to marry a boy born on the equinox, Lexan. Together the two are destined to become a first leader and minister to lead the people to the surface. The people live underground because of a chemical weapon that killed everyone not immune on the surface however the people do not know this is the reason they live underground.

I truly love Astrea as a character because she is a strong female hero; she does not give in to pressure easily, but she will put the fate of others above herself. Lexan is also a unique character who the reader remain unsure of throughout most of the book. Is he good for Astrea? Is he the enemy? Does he love her? Why does everyone else like him, but Astrea.

I like that the book jumped right into the story and did not waste time with background information. Instead the reader learns as he/she reads. The plot is well written as are all of the characters, even the bad ones who you just want to hate! Overall the book is a great read with a very real plot that will pull you in from the beginning. I am looking forward to reading book two.


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