Today we’re part of the Our Dark Stars Blog Tour and Giveaway! Let’s take a look at the book and then on to my review!
OUR DARK STARS Blog Tour Assets
About The Book:
Title: OUR DARK STARS
Author: Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade
Pub. Date: March 6, 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.
My first thought was boy this cover is gorgeous!
I don’t usually read YA sci-fi books but this one intrigued me. It’s the dense technical mumbo jumbo of spaceships and flight that make me tune out. Hey I like Star Wars and Star Trek but sci-fi books sometimes have too much of that space tech info dump. Our Dark Stars was a light space book with adventure and romance but not too much technical information so it didn’t slow the pace.
There are two different POV that alternated between Will and Talia. I found both of the characters intriguing. In the future humans created mocks (robots) to help them in ever day life but soon the mocks start a war against the humans. Hmmmm sounds familiar…
The human and mock aspect was interesting. The way the humans treated the mocks before the war and the way the mocks treated humans after the war is eye opening. I liked that Will and his crew were mocks making the tension escalate. I loved that Grey and Wade took us on an adventure to different planets with different characters through Will and his crew. It was a fun read.
Grey and Wade did a wonderful job at world building and bringing to life deep space and all its unfamiliarity. The authors words flowed smoothly and I couldn’t tell which scene or chapter each one wrote. The pacing was swift and I never found a dull moment.
Should you read it? Yes, a fun space adventure with engaging characters and wonderful settings that’s not to be missed!
About the authors:
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 http://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.
1 winner will receive a $30 Amazon GC and a hardcover copy of Cinder, US Only.
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3/21/2018- F A N N A– Interview
3/21/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Review
3/22/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review
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3/23/2018- BookHounds– Interview
3/23/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo– Review
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3/26/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review
3/27/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt
3/27/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review
3/28/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Interview
3/28/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review
3/29/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post
3/29/2018- Twinning for Books– Review
3/30/2018- The Cover Contessa– Interview
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