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Inherit the Stars

(Inherit the Stars #1)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 ratings  ·  278 reviews
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 he
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Running Press Kids
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I am a stupid reckless child. A disappointment. The shame of our House, my House, whom I’ve just doomed to starve.
Yep. Yep. That's what I think of you too, girl.

This book is more opera than space opera. As in it puts me to sleep within 5 minutes.

The main problem I have with this book is the main character (irritating), the setting (underdeveloped), and the romance (I have more chemistry with my gynecologist).

The main character is weak. This isn't a true failing. Characters should have flaws
The Book Queen
May 30, 2015 marked it as maybe-read
Dear YA authors,

OK. Enough is enough. I've read so many great books that have been ruined by a romance. I've read so many great descriptions - including this one! - that have been ruined by a romance. I'd love to read this; it's got everything I love: political machinations, interplanetary systems, royal courts... and then, of course, I scroll down... and there's a romance. 'A love that will light the world on fire. A love that will last for eternity.'

Give me a break, YA authors.

I've been there
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Perseus Books Group, Running Press and NetGalley.)

“I love you,” I say, more shape than sound. “Don’t forget.”

This was such a good sci-fi story, and I really liked it!

Asa was a great lead character, she was strong, knew what she wanted, and she really had spunk! The way she looked out for both of her sisters, even though she was the youngest, and always tried her best, even if it was the wrong thing
Laurence R.
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Fast-paced, intriguing and romantic. The perfect kind of book!

I loved everything from this novel: the characters, the world, the plot, the romance, etc. While there is in fact a lack of description concerning the world where this story is set, it is undeniably very interesting. There are many different planets and they can fly from one to another pretty much whenever they can, which sounds awesome. The story is quite surprising and kept me anxious to know what would happen next, which is wh
April (Aprilius Maximus)
May 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015, dnf
Thanks to NetGalley for this eARC!
I'll just start off by saying that I didn't finish this book. I only got 25% of the way through before I decided I didn't want to continue. I won't go too into depth because this book is yet to be released so I'll just quickly state the issues that I had with it. Young Adult Sci-Fi is one of my absolute FAVOURITE genres and this sounded absolutely epic, but as soon as I started reading, I knew this book wasn't going to be for me.
The lack of world building an
Katerina  Kondrenko
1 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives
(please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)

Queen – Princes of the Universe
Florence And The Machine – Cosmic Love
Scars On Broadway – Universe

Genre: sci-fi, fantasy, YA
Stuff: space monarchy
Fail: poor development and weird plot
POV: 1st person, female
Love-Geometry: none

"I am a stupid reckless chil
This and other reviews found at [a cup of tea and an armful of books]

I wish this book was hundreds of pages longer. I was very disappointed when it ended because I wanted to keep reading and reading. Inherit the Stars is a book about the three royal houses of Fane, Westlet, and Galton. They rule over three separate interplanetary systems, systems that used to work and are now suffering though food and energy crises that render them defenseless, should their enemies find out and invade. The world
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books, sci-fi
Whoaaaaa this book is awesome. Totally not anything like I was expecting, but it totally delivered. The writing is really unique, the characters interesting, and the romance sweet. There are court politics like in a high fantasy but enough tech and spaceships to satisfy sci-fi fans. I really liked this one, y'all. But now I can't believe how long I'm going to have to wait for the sequel. ...more
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood
Book One of the Inherit the Stars series
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (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 fi
Aira  Cabrera
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 stars!

I liked this more than I thought I would! I found it to be fast-paced and very entertaining.

This books starts off with Asa in a (I spent 5 minutes thinking what to call it) spaceship/plane with her sister Wren. Wren is obviously dying and Asa is getting frantic, because unfortunately, that’s not the only problem. Imagine that. Their people are attacking because they are starving. So just imagine a bunch of incredibly
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful story. I started this at midnight, thinking I'd just read a chapter or two. But this story was UN-PUT-DOWNABLE. I couldn't read the pages fast enough and finished the story in one big marathon.

Asa's world is fascinating and so different. Their unique technology and worlds are quick to understand and complex but well explained. Eagle was easy to love and so were Wren and Emmie. Even the politics were interesting and complemented the story

I completely fell in love with this one.
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
I recieved this ARC from Netgalley and this is my honest Review.

Asa the youngest daughter of the Lord Fane through a series of events decides to take her middle sisters place as the bride to Heir of the neighbouring planet Wester.

When I saw that this book had space opera AND an arranged marriage I immediately requested it from Netgalley.

But as soon as I started reading I was thrown into an action sequence and got very confused and even when I reached the end of the book I am not sure I understoo
Ashley Collins
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HOW CAN SHE LEAVE IT THERE!? Oh, I just can't wait for the sequel! But first, this book needs to be released... This one was definitely closer to 5 stars than four, so let's call it a 4.6/5 star book.

HUGE thanks to the publisher, Perseus Books Group, Running Press for approving my NetGalley request! I definitely plan to buy this one and recommend it to others when December gets closer.

I've been slowly leaning towards sci-fi novels, a genre that I typically don't enjoy. However, my time spent re
Erin Lynn
Nov 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF at 54%.

FTC Disclosure: The publisher allowed me to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This review was originally published on my blog, The Hardcover Lover.

Inherit the Stars, the first book in the Inherit the Stars series by debut novelist Tessa Elwood, is one of those novels that just grabs a reader's attention from the moment you first see it. The synopsis tells readers of a futuristic space society in crisis. The title of the novel is certainly catchy, and
Kristy K
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

Science-fiction is always hit and miss for me, and Inherit the Stars is a definite hit. The world building was detailed but not so much that it overtook the story or bogged it down with unnecessary detail. All of the characters had their own quirks and uniqueness; they didn't come across as copies of each other. As for the story line, I found it intriguing with a good dose of excitement and romance.

Asa herself is a great character. Flawed, sure, but that is what makes her

This was a quick, decent read. I flew through the first 70% of this book, but afterwards things got a little convoluted. I wasn't really a fan of where the plot went, I think that my issues with this book could have been remedied if it was simply longer. Having such a short book (for a sci-fi), made everything feel very rushed near the end.

I liked the characters well enough, although their recklessness came off as selfishness more than once. I also liked the romance in the book, although I felt
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Well, that was disappointing.

The worldbuilding needs work, the characters are dull, and the plot is serviceable? I need to iron out my thoughts.
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NetGalley. Thanks for the copy.

Inherit the Stars (by Tessa Elwood) isn't going to be out until later this year (December 8, 2015), and doesn't possess a cover (though I'm sure it will be beautiful). YA Science Fiction, the book is really interesting with a special format and awesome... Oh, darn. Because of how far away the publication date is, I'm not going to go into the spoilers very much and spoil the book for the rest of you. But I assure you that there is some space traveling. No Jedi, thou
Danielle (Love at First Page)
Oct 28, 2014 marked it as lost-interest-did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-arc
The writing style is driving me crazy - too many short and/or incomplete sentences - and I still have no true understanding of this world. The book is a futuristic fantasy set on different planets, but there is very little worldbuilding, and at this point I have no idea what the driving force of the story is supposed to be. It's all so simplistic. Look at the synopsis of the book and you'll know everything that I know. There's no complexity to the plot and the characters don't make up for it bec ...more
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star
I've had the privilege of being Tessa's CP and getting to read early drafts, and oh my GOSH, folks, you're going to love her books. Tessa is the Maggie Stiefvater of sci-fi, her stuff is amazing.

Edit 03/05 - ARC reviews are coming out, so I'm going to add a bit more!

Things I love about this novel:

The romance. This is a slow-burn, hard-work romance, which is my sort of love story. It's real. It's got real stumbling blocks. But it's also got real growth of feelings. I think you'll love Eagle just
LOVE AND LOYALTY. As the youngest daughter of the House of Fane, Asa lives every day of her life in honor of both, for herself and her people.

3.5 stars. Asa Fane is desperate to save her oldest sister, heir to the family empire, who is in a coma after an accident. So desperate that she secretly takes her other sister's place in an arranged marriage. Little does she know the consequences of her actions will result in her finding out a secret about herself that could ruin the alliance and any ch
I'm not sure what I was thinking the day I requested this book on NetGalley. I don't like Young Adult, I don't like Romance and I loathe YA Romance. I was unhappy when I received the book, because, well, review. But it's got an I title and an E author. For a challenge junkie, that's close to the holy grail. So here I am, conceding that with all the purple prose and the silliness and the sheer abruptness of the whole book, I thought it was oddly charming.

Asa is hysterical, but she's the earnest
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really enjoyed this!

The story focuses around three royal houses who occupy three planets: Fane, Westlet and Galton. I'm a big fan of royal settings and it was intriguing to have a royal world that is within a sci-fi setting. Whilst it was certainly intriguing, the world building is lacking somewhat which does let it down. We aren't given much information about the planetary system and this made it difficult to really picture its structure of how it all works. I couldn't quite figure out what i
It was an OK book, probably not one of my favorites though.

*Review to come*

You can also find this review here: https://booksaremychildrenblog.wordpr...

Inherit the Stars is a an OK novel, I wasn’t completely astounded by it but that may be because it took me a long time to read it. It’s no secret that science-fiction novels are probably one of my favorite genres and the author does a great job at creating a wonderful and believable world.

In Inherit the Stars it is told from Asa’s perspective and
1 star. I rarely give 1 star ratings but I had to force myself to finish this mess. Read this review and more at The Charmed Reader.

See that description? Doesn’t it sound awesome? Interplanetary systems? Epic romance? SPACE ADVENDTURE??? Sounds like some good old fashion family fun. I was ready to be wowed.

And if you expect to get that from this book, you would be very, very wrong.

Before I go on, I would just like to say that I’d like to give Inherit the Stars the benefit of the doubt. It is p
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Elwood’s debut novel focuses on three royal kingdoms (known as Houses) set in space: Fane, Galton, and Westlet. As the youngest daughter of Fane, Asa hopes to solve her family’s (and the House’s) problems and save her oldest sister from death by posing as her sister in a marriage to the heir of Westlet.

Much as the romance is completely unreali
Carla *Jen7waters*
I have mixed feelings about this book--I like the idea, the main characters, and the romance is lovely, but the whole narrative feels disconnected, like there are paragraphs or scenes missing, and the story itself is poorly executed, confusing, and just plain awkward. The heroine's voice, her choice of words to describe things and situations, the dialogues, everything--awkward. Page after page I found myself making an unusual amount of effort to understand what, who, why.

One of the things that b
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 generous stars

From the beginning pages, I knew this book was gonna have some major issues that people were not gonna like. When you write a book like this, I think it's really important for readers to at least partially understand how the world functions, the time period, or even how the world looks.

We got none of that in this book.

So intially, I just kind of ignored it and was hoping for the best and kind of filling in the huge blanks that were left in the plot and focused on the roma
Saruuh Kelsey
This book is the new Book of My Heart. I love Asa, I love Eagle, I love the worldbuilding. I need more!


I LOVE this book. Love it so much with every tiny piece of my heart. Everyone needs to read this book.

The romance, guys, the ROMANCE. It's a really slow burn love and you can literally see them falling for each other and I HAVE FEELINGS ABOUT IT. They're thrown together in an arranged political marriage (even though Asa isn't technically supposed to be the bride...) and I ADORE the forced ma
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy, kindle, space
I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.

Asa's father more or less runs the entire interplanetary system she lives on called Fane. With her oldest sister Wren in a coma after a revolt on one of their dying planets, Asa is left pretending to be her other sister Emmie in order to save Wren and marrying the son of one of the rulers of another system. Now Asa and her new husband Eagle must figure out a way to help save their planets w
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Tessa Elwood is a Midwestern web-designer obsessed with stories, coffee, and running shoes. She writes YA sci-fi and is particularly fascinated by messy lives and complicated loyalties.

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