Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Book Review | Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey & Krystal Wade

Title: Our Dark Stars
Author: Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade
Publication: January 2nd 2018
Series: Standalone
Pages: 316
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Copy: ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: While she sleeps, the whole universe changes.

Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids.

One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock queen’s good graces.

Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to survive.

When I first read this summary, I knew I wanted to read this book ASAP!  I love a good space adventure, and I love how some robot and AI elements were included in this.  I was also getting some major Cinder vibes and I was totally down for that.

The characters in this book are super lovable, and I grew to love them all throughout the book.  There was also a strong plot and great-world building, which are essentials for any good sci-fi.  However, there was only one problem that I had with this book.  I feel like this story would have done much better as two or three books instead of one.  The story and characters were too complex to be fully developed in only 316 pages, and the ending felt super rushed.  Which was super disappointing, because the beginning was so good!

Overall, I wish that the authors would have given this story justice and developed it more, but in the end I enjoyed reading it, and it was a fun read.  This book was released on January 2nd 2018 as a part of a boxed set called Wrath and Ruin, but it's being re-released as an individual title later on, so if you can't find any hard copies being sold anywhere, that's why!  I'll leave links to the book on Goodreads and the boxed set on Amazon and B&N (it's only $0.99 for like 24 e-books).

Let me know if you guys have heard of this book and if you want to read it or not in the comments below!