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Ghosts & Ashes

(Broken Moon #2)

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Three months have passed since the events of The Star Host, and Ren is living aboard the Star Stream under the watchful eyes of the Phoenix Corps. Plagued by vivid nightmares that ravage the ship in his sleep, he struggles to prove he isn’t a threat and fears he has traded one captor for another. His relationship with Asher, whose efforts to balance his personal loyalty to ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published March 9th 2017 by Duet Books, the YA imprint of Interlude Press
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Diverse
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2017-dr
I can’t tell you how excited I was when this book came across my email to review! I loved The Star Host (Book one) so freaking much! The writing is descriptive and beautiful. There’s a poetry in the way the author talks about people and situations. And I was constantly on the edge of my seat and I was pulling for Ren and Asher throughout!

In Ghosts & Ashes there’s quite the character shift in my opinion. Ren really embraces his star and has a hard time getting himself balanced. Asher… I sort
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Joyfully Jay
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars


Well…wow, that about sums up my reaction to part two in F.T. Luken’s Broken Moon series…just wow! Fair warning, if you have not read the first installment, The Star Host, then the beginning of this review will contain spoilers. If you have, then you know that when we left the first novel there was a lovely whisper of something more to develop between the star host Ren and the Phoenix Order soldier, Asher. Well, that whisper was quickly eaten up in secrets, half-trut
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Carrie Pack
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It would be an understatement to say I was excited about book 2 in the Broken Moon series because book 1, The Star Host, was one of my favorite books of 2016. So I hoped Ghosts & Ashes would not disappoint. I'm happy to say Lukens met and exceeded my expectations this go around, and I'm eagerly awaiting book 3.

Despite Ren & Asher earning their freedom in The Star Host, Ghosts & Ashes is full of tension and questions about where everyone's loyalties truly lie. Readers will be kept gu
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D.E. Atwood
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You may remember that about a year ago, I was given the opportunity to preview a copy of F.T. Lukens’s first YA SF novel, The Star Host. I was thrilled when she contacted me to ask if I’d like to review the sequel, Ghosts & Ashes. My response was an enthusiastic YES!! The book is coming out this Thursday, on March 9th, from the Duet Books imprint of Interlude Press. You’ll want to go check that out right away (both books, if you haven’t yet read The Star Host).

While you do that, let me see i
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C.B. Lee
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lukens deftly brings us back into the world of drifts and adventure with a fast-paced follow up to the amazing Star Host, where Ren discovered his technopath powers. Like the first of the series, Ghost & Ashes is every bit as intricately detailed, packed with rich imagery of the vastness of space, the incredible vistas of planets, the beauty of found-families in crews just trying to get by and protect their own.

Reading Star Host was like opening a fantastic door into space, and the second b
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Sabrina
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did love the sequel a lot even though it really broke my heart at times. It's super angsty from start to finish and I can't believe it's ending on this evil cliffhanger. How long do we have to wait for the last book?
Flawless writing and characters you just gotta love despite their flaws.
Riina Y.T.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gahhhhh!!!! So goood!!!!

Dying to read the final installment!!

Hurryyyyy ~~~~!!!

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That cover is wicked cool.
Molly Lolly
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four and a half stars!
This story was wonderful! I was a bit thrown at first because the end of Star Host had so much potential for Asher and Ren and headed towards a happily ever after. They’re at odds through most of his story and I was a little sad at first. However I quickly realized there were some major reasons and huge things going on that affect their relationship.

Ren was so lost in this story. He struggled with his power and how it defined him. Both to himse
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A
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
What a ride. I was just as drawn in to the book as Ren was to the Star Stream. This series fills a giant 'Firefly' sized hole in my heart, and I cannot wait to read more. Ghost & Ashes is a sublimely written YA space opera of sorts that has just the right amount of emotional trauma, darkness, romance, adventure and mystery. From the very first page, you are sucked into the world the book has created. As far as the Sci Fi aspect goes, it's simple, logical and written in a way that even a non- ...more
Jude Sierra
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Trying to put words to my level of excitement when this book came out is nearly impossible.

When I picked up the the first book in the Broken Moon series (The Star Host), I was a little skeptical about if I would enjoy it. I had no idea I would be so enthralled. Lukens has a special gift: her world building is so vivid it’s like you’re there. It was almost cinematic, in that I could picture everything that was happening. It’s not flowery prose: it’s direct and rich and clear. I loved that
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Amanda Prado
this was definitely better than the first book! mostly bc it was very focused on ren's trauma and general drama and i live for that shit. tho the drama was sometimes a little bit too much - i just dont have much patience for relationship drama that hinges on lack of communication, sorry. and i still dont care about the plot at all lmao. but this was a fast and entertaining read, perfect for getting you out of a reading slump.
Kathryn Kania
Apr 05, 2017 added it
Shelves: slj
Reviewed for SLJ

Continuing a few months after the events of Star Host, this sci-fi novel begins with Ren and Asher at odds with each other. Ren is having trouble moving on from the traumatic events he’s experienced, and he struggles with his technopathic powers now that he’s aboard a ship chock-full of technology. Asher’s training as a soldier doesn’t allow him to place his loyalty to Ren above his devotion to the Phoenix Corps, no matter what he feels for Ren. As Ren slowly slips further and fu
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Ruth
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
F.T. Lukens has done it again! After the edge-of-my-seat excitement of the first book in this series, The Star Host, Ren's victory and his budding relationship with Ash, I wasn't sure where this story would go -- but I needn't have worried. As this story progressed, I was at once heartbroken and encouraged for Ren and Ash's relationship, and so amazed at Ren's fortitude, sticking to his mission (which I'm not going to spoil here). By the end of the book, just like the first one, I was reading on ...more
Anjie Moore
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first review on here and I have to say, I sincerely enjoyed this one. The first book was good, but this one was just infinitely better. I liked the plot and the flow of the story and the characters a lot more than the first book, and the writing to me, felt more in depth and descriptive than the first. Definitely a great read and I'm really happy to have discovered this little gem!!
Aelfwina
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
He likes me, he hates me, I trust him, I don't trust him, and round and round and round they go. So much for the relationship part. The plot: it goes along... somewhere. The scifi aspect: well, they're in space... and there are planets... does that count?
Decent writing that could have been better if there was more of it (and less of the back and forth).
Kristen
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WHOA WHOA THERE'S ANOTHER BOOK AND I HAVE TO *WAIT* FOR IT?
The Gatekeeper
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Buy and read this one too.
David Nouvel
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great storyline, with a perfect mix of action and romance. I can’t wait for the last book to be published. Congrats F.T. Lukens. This is a great achievement!
Velv
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great follow up to the first book. Lukens continues to enchant me with the book's world and her characters continue to enamor me. Cannot wait for the last book.
zigg
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Why doesn't the library have book three. WHY.
Kathleen
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, arc-galley
Book two of a trilogy, mediocre writing, seemingly inconsistent characters/characterization; basically, it's kind of a mess
Susan
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Second books of trilogies are hard...neither the interesting set up or the exciting conclusion. And I was warned in advance that this one ended in a cliffhanger, so I was very wary. But Lukens pulled if off better than I anticipated. Yes, there is angst to the max, and the HFN that Ren and Asher found at the end of The Star Host is quickly shattered. Asher is arrogant, Ren is surly and they both keep way too many secrets from each other. But the story moves quickly, the world-building ...more
Christin
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first one. Well worth checking out if you like YA and scifi. The series continues to have an awesome world to explore and really developed characters that grow and change. Looking forward to the next installment.
Verena
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was so excited to read this sequel because I had been waiting for it for a whole year and I just love the world, the characters and the story.
It's a miracle that I didn't read it in one sitting simply because it's not that long. As much as I enjoy a book that doesn't make me feel like I'm competing in a lifting competition whilst reading, I really wanted to go on reading this story for a while longer.
I love how the characters are never overdramatic or like 'wow, we're in space and do cool st
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F.T. Lukens is an author of Young Adult fiction who got her start by placing second out of ten thousand entries in a fan community writing contest. A sci fi enthusiast, F.T. loves Star Wars and Star Trek and is a longtime member of her college’s science-fiction club. She holds degrees in Psychology and English Literature and has a love of cheesy television shows, superhero movies, and writing. F.T ...more

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