Our Dark Stars – By Audrey Grey & Krystal Wade

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

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Wow this was a roller-coaster read! My rating fluctuated so many times as I read the book, which made this review really hard to write. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me a copy of this book.

To make it easy on myself I’ll just start with the things I did like from this book. Talia is an interesting character, and for the most part I liked her and I liked that she was friends with the mock Ailat. Also for the most part I liked Will’s crew. They seemed like a good bunch of people, but I wished they would have been developed a little more.  These are the reasons I didn’t give this book 1 star.

Most everything else about this book just didn’t work for me. The world starts off really cool, in the past with Talia. There’s lots of attention to detail, but that seems to go away once the book is back in the present with Will and the crew. I found myself confused more than once.

I was also able to guess most of the major plot twists, which really made the book hard to read. It was frustrating to see how Ailat’s character turned out because I didn’t understand why she was like she was. It didn’t seem to fit.  This book also could have done without the romance between Will and Talia. It took away from the plot rather than adding to it. Talia shouldn’t have let herself get distracted, and Will had more reasons to hate her than to love her.

In the end I gave this book 2 stars on Goodreads.

 

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