Inside cover blurb:
With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown.
Framed assassin Alyosha has one goal in mind: kill Nero. But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever—home.
Kara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering—and erasing—the princess she once was.
Villainous media star Nero is out for blood, and he’ll go to any means necessary to control the galaxy.
Vicious politics and high-stakes action culminate in an epic showdown that will determine the fate of the universe.”
I remember reading Empress of a Thousand Skies and being so PUMPED for the sequel to come out!
But when I started reading Blood of a Thousand Stars, I realized that maybe the first book wasn’t as memorable as I thought. I remembered the vague plot- girl on the lam because she’s next in line for the throne and there’s a powerful creepy man trying to steal control of the government.
Aaaand that’s all I remembered. Reading Blood of a Thousand Stars was like watching season 6 of a show you’ve never seen before.
It was still pretty enjoyable, but I found that I wasn’t so invested in the story anymore. Particularly since the narrative jumps between 3 or 4 narrators. I can’t even remember how many there were.
To be fair to the author, I did have to rush through it pretty quickly because it was going to expire off my Kindle. But I didn’t feel like I was missing much by speed reading.
Guess this one is a duology, so at least I won’t have to feel bad about bailing out on a third installment.
Plus: Good characters and the sci-fi setting is actually pretty well done.
Minus: Definitely not as enjoyable as the first one. If you’re just starting on these, you might want to read them back to back so you don’t lose momentum.
If you like this book, try:
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner- Currently reading! A bookish boy and a scrappy girl break into an alien temple for completely different reasons. So far it’s thoroughly enjoyable- stay tuned for my review!