YA Book Review

Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

Here it is. This is my last ARC review of the year. Just in time for the release of an amazing box set on January 2nd that contains this phenomenal book!!

The Book:

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Book Title: Our Dark Stars

Book Author: Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

Page Count: 316

Publishing Date: January 2nd, 2018

Publisher: Macmillan

Date Read: December 30th, 2017

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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Our Dark Stars is part of an exciting Sci-Fi box set called Wrath and Ruin! If you pre-order it now, you get 24 novels for just .99 cents!!

Definitely worth it to be able to read this amazing book by two fantastic authors!

P.S, I’ve already pre-ordered mine!

From magnificent dragons, bloodthirsty aliens, and mad genetic engineers to intergalactic wars, magical curses, and fantastical worlds, you’ll find everything you’ve been waiting for in this heart-stopping, limited edition collection.

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The Review:

Our Dark Stars is a fully realized, captivating sci-fi adventure of astronomical proportions! It is fast paced, exciting, and beautiful! With daring characters, unique twists, and a fantastical futuristic setting, this one is sure to have you flying high!

From the moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this one! It was immensely satisfying! I devoured it, and the sci-fi lover in me was extremely happy!

There was beauty in the writing. The imagery used was impeccable! I fell in love with the enchantingly elegant metaphors flowing throughout the story, and the vast amount of descriptiveness.

I felt like the writers drew inspiration from Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, and Dark Matter (television show). The plot was so fascinating and had my heart was pounding the entire time! I was taken on a ride with plenty of twists and turns! There were a couple of predictable moments, but they were well done and fit seamlessly with the enjoyable unpredictable moments!

The world building in this was outstanding! For a story that took place on a spacecraft the majority of the time, there was an immense amount of world building that felt natural and unique. I felt like I was on board the Odysseus with the crew. I could see the cities of the different planets the craft stopped on, and I felt like the world history, and all of its characters, was perfectly fleshed out.

Will really stood out to me, and has taken the place as my favorite sci-fi male character. He was so conflicted inside, and had such an interesting past. He was handsome, strong, and witty. I loved his confidence and personality!

I also really loved Talia. She was brave, strong, and determined. She was also pretty kickass toward the end of the book. She was fierce and moral, and shined like a star!

And, Will’s crew of rag tag, misfit mocks (droids) were incredibly dynamic! They had the fierce loyalty and edginess of Kaz’s group from Six of Crows. They brought humor and intrigue to the story.

This book made me feel like I was floating among the stars! My heart was racing! I smiled, I laughed, I rolled my eyes (in a good way), and had a moment of brief sadness. The writing was lyrical and beautiful and held me like a siren until the very end! I became fully invested in the characters and was taken on an exhilarating ride through space!

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Thank you to the author, Audrey Grey, for sending me this free e-ARC in exchange for my honest review, and as part of the Elite ARC Team!!

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Aesthetic Board:

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Picture found on Pinterest.

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My Talia:

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Picture by Simon Goinard found on Pinterest.

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6 thoughts on “Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

    1. I hope this box set is available on your version of Amazon. I am really excited for 24 books for the low price! I think its worth it just for this one book! Thank you for all your support this year Sophie, you are so awesome and I hope you have a Happy New Year!!

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  1. I’m so glad you liked this book! I just requested it on was approved on Netgalley so I’m pretty excited about reading it, especially after reading your review for it. I’m excited about the world building most of all!

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