Our Dark Stars
Authors: Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade
Publication Date: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC
Formats: Paperback, ebook
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.
Our Dark Stars really captured my attention the first time I saw that gorgeous cover. The bright colors and the title really stood out, as did the whole idea for the synopsis. It sounded like something incredibly original and like it could really be a lot of fun, so I was incredibly eager to read this one!
First off – oh my gosh, the world building and setting of this book are perfect. I really felt like I was in the same places as the characters because of how wonderfully written this book is. There is so much detail, and the writing style really holds your attention and makes you want to keep reading! I loved it!
The story is so neat, too – I guess even from reading the synopsis I didn’t realize how much of this book was going to take place in space, and it almost felt like a movie because everything was well written and richly imagined. This was one of the most real science-fiction books that I think I have ever read.
I even loved the characters in this book – they were full of emotion and personality and practically jumped right off of the pages. Even the dialogue between the character was well written, making their conversations and interactions really well done.
I really loved how drawn into the world that I was able to get – I flew right though this book because it was just so interesting and I wasn’t bored even for a single second. Everything about this stood out from other books in the genre. The characters, the story, the setting – when it is all combined into this beautiful novel, it’s essentially a masterpiece for those who love to read.
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Hi! I’m an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including the Moonbeam Children’s Award bronze finalist, SHADOW FALL. I live in the charming state of Oklahoma with my crew: one husband, two little people, four mischievous dogs, and one poor cat. You can usually find me hiding out in my office from said crew, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for my characters to live in.
In between the chaos—What’s for dinner? Stop pinching your sister! Homework! Dishes!— and my writing, I make time for various projects. An admitted paintaholic, I’ve painted, sprayed or transformed nearly every piece of my house at least once. I even painted my husband’s beloved fabric chair. Oops!
I thrive on creation: starting from an idea, a blank canvas, or perhaps an outdated room, and using my imagination to create something new and emotionally engaging that’s all my own. But stories have always been my first love. Weaving together complex worlds full of flawed, conflicted characters allows me to express myself in a way I could never do otherwise.
I started creating stories during the sweltering Oklahoma summers spent laboring in my father’s wheat fields. Alone and bored, I dreamed up wild fables of vampires (the Anne Rice kind), cave men, and love-torn ghosts. By college my tales had grown more persistent, and I started to actually write them down.
Now, fiction is my life, and I look forward to sharing my characters and their stories with all of you.
I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.
The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).
I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.
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