Steal the Stars
Author: Nat Cassidy
Based on the Podcast by: Mac Rogers
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Publisher: Tor Books
Synopsis: THE NOVEL BASED ON THE DEBUT SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST FROM TOR LABS
Dakota “Dak” Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world.
They call it “Moss.” It’s your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. Moss still sits at what looks like the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed twenty-five years ago. A secret military base was built around the crash site to study both Moss and the dangerous technology it brought to Earth.
The day Matt Salem joins her security team, Dak’s whole world changes.
It’s love at first sight—which is a problem, since they both signed ironclad contracts before joining the base security team, vowing not to fraternize with other military personnel. If they run away, they’ll be hunted for the secret they know. So Dak and Matt decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: They’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.
And they can’t afford a single mistake.
When I first heard of this book, I wasn’t at all familiar with the podcast that is so popular among science fiction fans, so I really didn’t know what I was going into when I started reading this. All I knew was, it sounded amazing, and I sincerely couldn’t wait to dive into this and see how amazing that it had to be.
After reading the book, however, I realized that I wanted to check out the podcast, so I checked that out, too. I have to say, the book and the podcast compliment each other so nicely, so if you haven’t listened or read either of these, or if you’ve checked out one but not the other, you’ll probably enjoy the other one, too.
Steal the Stars is a real adventure ride right from the very beginning of the book. There is so much going on here that it takes a moment to really get acquainted with the characters and the happenings in the book, but hold on for a few moments, because it’s totally worth it. Even if you aren’t the biggest science fiction fan in the world, reading this book will definitely be enjoyable just for the story and the characters, not to mention the amazing world building that made its way into the book.
I loved the characters – they all seemed so well written and fleshed out nicely, kind of like you would expect in a book like this. The world building and plot are also superb, and even if you haven’t listened to the podcast before, you won’t be left in the dark or anything with the world building, as it is truly lush and beautiful and it makes you feel as if you, the reader, are actually in the story.
The pacing in this book was absolutely perfect. There is just so much going on, but it isn’t overly rushed or too slow. In fact, everything is written exactly as it should be to create a fun, believable story that you won’t be able to put down from the moment you start reading it until you finish.
And after you finish, you’re going to want to go back and listen to the podcast, too, because it’s just so much fun. Like I said, the two kind of go well with each other, and listening and reading this book can really give you an immersive experience that will take you to another world.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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PODCAST EPISODE 14
Episode Fourteen: As Fierce, As Colossal, As All-Consuming
In an epic final showdown in the Texas desert – as Sierra closes in from all sides – Dak and Matt finally learn the truth about Moss.
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