Saturday, June 28, 2014

Book Review of Heir of Skies by Rachel Higginson

Goodreads Summary: Stella is a Star, sent by a Council of Elders to live on Earth and protect the planet from the Darkness, a terrifying evil that would suck the good from every living thing and leave the planet empty and desolate. She has until her twenty-fifth birthday before the Protectorship becomes hers and Earth is left solely her responsibility. Stella’s fate goes on fast forward as she struggles to balance the rest of high school with the duties of protecting humanity from the deadliest kind of evil. With her parents and Seth, the boy intended to be her Counterpart, by her side she faces down demons and fallen angels in an effort to protect the last inhabited planet in the universe. But evil is not her only enemy. She also fights her future as she tries to decide if she’s willing to give up her human relationships, especially that of her best friend Tristan, in order to save humanity.
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


Edited 11/24/2016
I feel like this review takes a little more explaining than usual. 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.

Four out of five moons


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