Friday, 4 December 2015

Review - Inherit the Stars (Inherit the Star, #1) by Tessa Elwood




Title: Inherit the Stars (Inherit the Stars, #1)
Author: Tessa Elwood
Pages: 304
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Release date: 8th December

Blurb from Goodreads:
 
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?




My Review:
 
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Perseus Books Group, Running Press and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Houses Fane, Galton and Westlet rule interplanetary systems and each have their own troubles.
For House Fane, it's food.
Asa, the youngest Daughter of House Fane, makes a decision that will change her life when she swaps places with her sister to marry the Heir of House Weslet, Eagle, in order to save the life of someone she loves.
Things become more complicated when Asa's mother reappears in her life years after betraying Fane to House Galton.
Will House Fane survive?
Will Asa and Eagle's marriage be purely for show or will they grow to love each other?


Inherit the Stars was an interesting sci-fi read.
Asa was a good protagonist - she wasn't perfect and she would do anything for her sister Wren. She was relatable and likeable.
I liked Eagle but felt that we weren't really told much about him.
The plot was intriguing and held my attention. The technology was interesting.
The romance was sweet and wasn't over the top. I really liked Asa and Eagle together.
I really enjoyed the writing style which was mostly easy to follow but I did get a bit confused in a couple of places when things weren't clear.


Overall this was an enjoyable read.