All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change
Overall: 3.25/5 Stars
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.”
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// Content Warning: Assault, Torture Mention, Phobia, Murder Mention, Homphobic Comments, Illness //
Release Date: 2/4/2020
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count: 400
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.”