Book 1 in series
Copy- provided by Running Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Publication- December 8th 2015 by Running Press Kids
Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.
Asa is the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She thinks she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the throne of the house of Westlet. The appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton, adds fuel to the fire, while Asa also tries to save her sister Wren's life . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.
But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?
Author Tessa Elwood's debut series is an epic romance at heart, set against a mine field of political machinations, space adventure, and deep-seeded family loyalties.
My Rating: 8.5/10
My Thoughts: This book started out a little slow, but it quickly made up for it! The overall plot is very interesting, and even from the beginning, I was hooked. I also really enjoyed the characters, and I love Eagle and Asa's relationship! I read the uncorrected proof copy, so I don't know how much will be different in the final version, but this book seemed a little choppy. It didn't flow very well, and it seemed to skip around a lot. Luckily, I didn't find it too confusing- it just threw me off a little. Hopefully that will be fixed by the time this book is released! Overall, this is a great sci-fi read! I will definitely be getting a final copy, and I'm patiently awaiting the next book!
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