The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – All Drama, Not Much Plot (ARC Review)

Caitsbooks Reviews The Stars We Steal

All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change

Overall: 3.25/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3.5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Stars We Steal is a fun, enjoyable book with plenty of drama, easy to read in one sitting (which I might have done).

“I was chasing dreams like starlight.”

[ Related: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (Review) ]

// Content Warning: Assault, Torture Mention, Phobia, Murder Mention, Homphobic Comments, Illness //

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count: 400
Premise:

This book is really The Bachelor/Bachelorette but in space. Okay, well it’s actually a retelling of Persuasion, but I know almost nothing about Persuasion (I know- sacrilege) so I can’t speak to how good of a retelling it is. But instead of talking about the stories and ideas this book is inspired by, let’s talk about the story this book is really about.

The Stars We Steal follows Princess Leonie (who prefers to be called Leo) who is entering the Valg, where the wealthiest bachelors and bachelorettes enjoy a month on a luxury spaceship and try to find their future spouse. Leo knows she needs to marry someone wealthy enough to save her family from financial ruin, but she would prefer to not marry anyone. At least, that’s the case until her first love, Elliot- now a successful captain- returns to join the Valg.

“Like a compass aligning itself. He was my true north.”

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May 2018 Wrap-Up

Another 10 books read! Honestly, I feel like my reading slump is going nowhere which sucks. But I did read 3 of the 5 books on my May TBR so I’m happy! Two books were rereads though, so I do wish I read a bit more.

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1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Reread) ||  5/5 Stars
2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Reread)  ||  4.9/5 Stars
3. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas  || 4.8/5 Stars
4. Allied by Amy Tintera  ||  4/5 Stars
5. Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne  ||  3.5/5 Stars
6. Yumi by Renee Ahdieh  ||   5/5 Stars
7. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi  ||   5/5 Stars
8. Royals by Rachel Hawkins  ||   3.5/5 Stars
9. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett  || 4/5 Stars
10. The Moth and the Flame by Renee Ahdieh  ||   4/5 Stars

What books did you read this month?

Check out last months wrap up, my most anticipated June releases, or my June TBR!

Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

So I haven’t read Jane Eyre, and I’m only vaguely familiar with the story, but either way, I was excited to dive into this book

Overall: 3/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 3.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
My Review in a Nutshell: Brightly Burning was an interesting and quick sci-fi read, but the characters felt a little lacking.

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Most Anticipated May 2018 Releases

Most Anticipated May Releases

May is a crazy month. There are so many insane book releases that I’m dying for! So, naturally, I want to talk about them all. Since there are so many, I won’t talk about them too much, but I will include links to their Goodreads pages if you want to learn more!

So here are 16 highly anticipated YA releases of May 2018!

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