Goodreads Rating: 3.98 with 487 ratings.
Genre Listing: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels, Supernatural, Demons, Romance
Get the Book: Amazon
My other reviews of Rachel Higginson's books: Heir of Darkness
I feel like this review takes a little more explaining than normal. I found this book in a free book bundle on Amazon called the "YA Little Black Book." It was an e-bundling of around eight YA books. I was going to try to review it as one book, but I realized pretty quickly that was going to get lengthy and confusing. The first book in the bundle was Starbright by Rachel Higginson. However, it's apparently gone through a name change and is now Heir of Skies. It's e-book only so the Amazon link goes to the Heir of Skies version, and then since it was E-book there is no Book Depository for it. However, I linked the book bundle for anyone who is interested.
Now that we got that underway let's get started. I just want to declare my love for the concept of this book. I would have never in a million years thought about stars being turned into supernatural beings. I've wanted to read more angel books, so I'm glad that I was able to read this book. The book kept me on my toes. I had a slew of possibilities running through my mind and was surprised pretty frequently. Some of my theories included Jupiter being a trader, Tristan somehow working for the Darkness, her parents being involved somehow. I had all kinds of crazy ideas. I'm going to try not to get into any spoilers, though.
I felt that Stella was an unyielding character. She didn't have any qualities that annoyed me, which was refreshing. Overall I felt like she was able to get control over situations quickly, instead of whining incessantly about it. Oh and she juggles all that encompasses being a star all while being an average teenager.
I thought that the love triangle was a little bit predictable, but at the same time, I believe it was necessary for her to fully accept her destiny. I'm excited to see what happens in the next book. In fact, I was going to work more on the book bundle this was in, but as soon as I finished Starbright/Heir of Skies I bought Sunburst/Heir of Darkness. Soo yeah. Going to read that this weekend probably.