Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Book Review: Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood

25463009Title: Inherit the Stars
Author: Tessa Elwood
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: Publisher for Review
Edition: eARC

Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.

Asa is the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She thinks she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the throne of the house of Westlet. The appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton, adds fuel to the fire, while Asa also tries to save her sister Wren's life . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.

But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?

**Thank you to Running Press Kids for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**

Inherit the Stars follows a girl named Asa who is the youngest in the Fane house. Her sister, Wren, ends up being badly injured. Asa's father ends up agreeing to the Westlet House that his oldest daughter can marry their oldest daughter, and that would actually be Wren, though in this case it would be the middle daughter, Emmie. Asa's father basically said he'd pull the plug, and Asa can't handle that, because Wren seems to be showing signs of getting better. Long story short, Asa ends up pulling a huge stunt and marries Eagle, who is the heir to to the Westlet House without anyone's knowledge until the wedding is over. She now has to keep up looks and follow everything the Westlets say in order for her House and civilians to get enough food to survive.

I found this book to be pretty good. I loved how strong of a character Asa was, because she'd do anything at all for her family, even if it meant pretty much giving up her entire life at such a young age. I also liked her relationship with Eagle. She immediately told him that she hoped the two of them wouldn't hate each other forever because forever is a long time. 

I also really liked how this book immediately jumped into the action. The second the book starts, action is already ensuing. If you love action, you'll definitely like this book. I also liked how I kind of got a Romeo & Juliet vibe because of the whole House thing. If you have time, I think this book would be worth a read.

 

2 comments:

  1. It looks pretty good! I love when a book goes right into the action too.

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  2. This was one of my favourite Science Fiction reads this year! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I also really liked that it jumped right into the action and that Asa was willing to do whatever it took to keep her family in tact and happy.

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

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