2015 CIPA EVVY Awards - Fiction/Fantasy Merit Winner
2014 Southern California Book Festival - Young Adult Winner.
2014 New York Book Festival - Young Adult Honorable Mention.
2014 London Book Festival - Science Fiction Honorable Mention.
Circumstellar is the first book of the new series by J.W. Lolite. It explores the lore and mystique of ancient Sumerian culture and blends it into a tale of hidden worlds and secret races.
It was just another day for me, Ingrid Fairheit, in the not-so-illustrious town of Dust Veil, Tennessee. For my slice of life that included waking up late for school, taking care of my lush aunt, secretly crushing on my best friend Ty, and making sure my glowing purple eyes didn't meet direct sunlight. You know, the usual business. Then a couple of jerks with a magic space rock popped out of thin air, assaulted me, and brought up a whole lot of drama and questions I could've done without. Earth's history is so complicated.
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Fine Book, but Some Things Could Have Been Better
Having read this book, I’m kind of appalled that the F-bomb was dropped twice in this book even though it is intended for teen readers, not to mention how many times the S-bomb was dropped. The way Meissa was also a little too harsh on Ingrid, and how ungrateful Ingrid felt towards her was also kind of disturbing. Furthermore, I would have wished that maybe Ingrid’s hair was actually long and not shoulder-length in order to express her femininity, and I kind of also wish she had been fourteen instead of sixteen in this book. Finally, the Ankida should have actually been portrayed as full extraterrestrials and not just human-alien hybrids, because that TV show “Ancient Aliens” usually has cases of alleged real-world “alien hybrids” as just usually being completely human in appearance but with enhanced minds that often result in such people being intelligent early on. Oh, and if evil ancient aliens appearing in this book would be remembered as evil spirits in Babylonian mythology, their name would not actually be the “Ankida,” but rather the “Asakku,” their proper name according to Wikipedia. Also, most ancient astronaut theorists believe that the Anunnaki engineered the human race, specifically homo sapiens, and did not discover it. It’s no wonder that this book had to be independently published, but that’s not to say that there’s nothing bad about it. There are a few good things about it, like the sleepover scene and how this girl really is in a tight spot because she has to not only live on her own, but act as the caretaker to her perpetually-drunk aunt. How she survives all of these indignities is beyond me. Nevertheless, in general I will hope that someone will come along and eventually do an ancient-astronaut-themed science-fiction series for teens where, indeed, a physically-fit and long-haired teenage girl with no body piercings, tattoos, or blemishes anywhere (and also with hair that’s not wavy above the ears, maybe also with “normal” physical features) and is very intelligent because she’s the human descendant of real ancient astronauts is the protagonists. Maybe select a major publisher, too, in order to get into a mainstream audience, and also have a better editor check for major grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors, not to mention no R-rated profanity anywhere.