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Letters From Across The Universe (The Starcrossed Trilogy Book 1)

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Star Trek meets Orpheus & Eurydice

Though he was born as a symbol of interplanetary unity, Soren finds himself an alien to Humans and Orcans alike. Unsure of his place in the universe, or if he even has one, he reaches out into the void of space – and Christine reaches back.

Across the light-years, their ultimate long distance relationship develops into a bond that was tho
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Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published May 22nd 2017
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Amelia
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Some of the first books I read when younger were Star Trek stories. So I was definitely thrilled when I came across the debut story from Lucy LeClair, as similar details with the TV show are scattered throughout the book. I loved when something mentioned in the story was close to an aspect in the long-ago series, as I have remained a huge fan over the years. But Ms. LeClair also adds in her own imaginative developments to make the story uniquely her own, and I was totally caught up in the innova ...more
Rose Fong
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of science fiction books, television shows (could never get into STAR TREK, much to the dismay of my husband), or even movies (ok, with the exception of STAR WARS but only the original 3). So to say I was a bit skeptical when I picked up LETTERS is putting it mildly.

I started reading it, and bit by bit I thought to myself, hey, this isn't bad. The hero, Soren, is half human. I can relate to his human side. The story takes place on planet Orcus. So
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Amal Lotfy
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I first picked up "Letters From Across The Universe” on a whim, because I was really intrigued by the cover and the blurb, but I was afraid it was going to be the usual teens stuff in space, with the usual world building standard for sci-fi books. But as I went in, I discovered this book was anything but usual. With each word I got captivated by the story that makes you wonder at the writer's vivid imagination. I was truly amazed...first at the unique idea…really, what an imagination....the way ...more
Brittany
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good start to a series

A little bit different than most sci-fi romances. I will be glad to read a second book and the see where and how the rest of the story takes place.
Lisa Weaver
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In LETTERS FROM ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, author Lucy LeClair proves that epic things happen when science fiction merges with romance. This delightfully engaging novel brings both of these genres together in a masterful tale that will leave you captivated by Soren and Christine and eager for the next installment of their romantic adventure.
Tanya Mayes
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying this is my first sci-fi romance I wasn't sure what to expect but let me tell you I was not disappointed. As the story developed it captured my heart from the beginning to the end. This is the story of Soren and Christine, they live in two different universes. They met through a pen pal app and from there their bond began to build stronger and stronger. Each one dealing with things in from the past. Soren on his plant is half human and half Orcus and being a half breed ...more
Keara
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
rating is 4.5 stars,

I was a bit worried going into this that it would be just another throw-away YA romance. However, typos and grammatical errors aside, I loved this. There were two or three moments that the info-dumping kind of pulled me out of the story, but that's almost to be expected in a sci-fi novel. There were also two scenes that had very strange pacing that was a bit jarring (view spoiler) ...more
Karla
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: space-opera
I need the next book to figure out what happens to Soren and Christine!

This book's cover caught my eye and the whole space and planets and across the universe totally pulled me in. I enjoyed reading Soren's story and learning about new space aliens and planets and the history in this futuristic universe. It sort of reminded me of the aliens and other interstellar species that show up in Doctor Who, which I find is a good thing because of course aliens that are grey/green with a huge head and bi
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Jennifer Mcpherson
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For a first time writer, she did a wonderful job! it is so interesting I literally could not put it down. It is so refreshing to read a unique story centering an outcasted boy. Soren's story was so real and touching, I felt like I was experiencing all of the events with him. Keep it up!
Ruby
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good I hate it

I love this book so much, cried so much, read it in half a day ahhh it's so great, read it
Jana Miller
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
The good: unique concept, good world building, likable characters
The bad: crude/vulgar language, quite a few typos.
The frustrating: it ends on a cliffhanger! I didn't expect this to be the beginning of a series, and I don't know if I want to deal with the bad just to see what happens.
Ryan
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one is a bit odd to review.

Spoiler warning.

I'm very intrigued by the plot line of interstellar pen pals who only have each other for support in the universe. The homages to Star Trek were coming left and right, and I didn't realize until a chunk of the way through the book that it was literally written as a Star Trek fan fiction and adapted for sale as an original work.

From what I've seen of the fan fiction, I feel the character of Christine works considerably bette
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