Steal the Stars
Steal the Stars, a debut novel by Nat Cassidy, is based on the science fiction podcast from Tor Labs, written by Mac Rogers.
Dakota “Dak” Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world.
They call it “Moss.” It’s your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. It still sits at the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed eleven years ago. A secret militar...more
Title: Steal The Stars
Author: Nat Cassidy
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, New Adult
I love anything science fiction.. and I grew up watching X-Files etc so I was really intrigued to read this book. Aliens, extra terrestrials beings... who wouldn't want to read about it right?!
I have a confession to make, I waited a while to review this book..... why? because I wanted to listen to the Podcast. Steal The Stars in based on a Podcast by Mac Rogers and I really wante ...more
At a super-secret military base guarding a crashed alien space craft, two of the guards fall in love. They plan to escape, and the only way they can see to do that is to steal the alien.
There's the usual Twilight Zone twist.
The book is based on a dramatic podcast, and it does feel like it when read. I would say it's more Roger Corman than SyFy Channel, if that makes any sense. ...more
The reality is Steal the Stars was a lot more convincing as a podcast than it was ...more
This is a very different take on discovering aliens exist. They’ve had Moss, the alien, hidden away for a long time. If you are chosen to work at the facility, you are an employee for life. No quitting allowed. And just going to work each day is a whole bunch of weird, complicated check points.
Dak won me over right away. She’s something else. You wouldn’t want to get on ...more
Steal the Stars is part of a new project by Tor, Tor Labs, which will apparently be putting out serialized fiction -- basically audio drama -- podcasts in the future. Think about stuff like The Truth, Limetown, The ...more
I think my heart rate has come down enough to review this now.
This was fantastic. The premise and key story elements alone are great. A Bonnie and Clyde love story. A secret military facility. A 20-minutes-into the future overly-corporatized America. A real Area 51 complete with alien. But it’s the intrigue and pacing layered over the top of these that really lifts this story into five-star range.
Steal the Stars is a story in two parts. Where the first part is interesting, with lots of quest ...more
That ending….wow… I can’t actually decide if I liked the last chapter, but the rest of this book was phenomenal.
Steal the Stars is the novelization of a podcast of the same name from Tor Labs. To clarify, I have not listened to the podcast, but after reading the book, it’s certainly being added to my podcast list. I can’t say how close the book is to the podcast in terms of plot and narration, but by from the ra ...more
Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I thought it was an interesting idea that this was based off of a podcast. That I will now have to listen to!
Check out author's other books or related books? O yes I hope that there is a book two to this one.
Recommend this book? Yes fans of aliens and science fiction will love this one.
Notes and Opinions: I didnt know this was based on a podcast series until I noticed we had done a promo post for this title a little while ago. I thought that was ...more
I thought the presentation was fantastic, and it was really fun to listen to while I was taking some long drives, but the story kind of lost me in places. The whole idea of Moss was really cool though.
Earlier this week I featured the podcast Steal The Stars here on the blog for my podcast feature, Deanna Listens. I was also able to get my hands on an advanced reader copy of the novelization thanks to Netgalley that was written by Nat Cassidy. If you listen to the podcast, and I really think you should, you may know him as Lloyd.
I wasn't sure if the novelization was right for me. I liked the podcast a lot, and I love that s ...more
I definately liked the book, but there is something missing right now.
No spoilers, but there are questions that arise from the ending that I feel need answers. I don't mind twists, in fact, I love twists, especially when I don't see them coming (which is a little rare) BUT, there are certain twists that conform to an internal logic within the narative. You look b ...more
This book was okay - 3.5 stars. I'd recommend it but the ending happened very fast and was unsatisfying to me. D ...more
Really so much about this book is a treat--female protagonist narrator who's got it bad for You; a great bunch of human and otherwise characters surrounding her; vivid settings like The Hangar and The Walnut. The prose was sparkling overall, so fun, great pace. But then I did need to go back and re-read a few passages because: hang on, I think that was a beautiful, capital T-truth back there-yes it wa ...more
This blew me away. I know it's not an "actual" book yet, but I'm pretty sure the story finished in podcast format yesterday, and OH MY GOD. This was one of the best stories I've ever encountered in a long time. The actors were excellent, and the story was fast-paced and fascinating. Find this story in its podcast form STAT. You need this in your life. ...more
I don't really like the reason for the heist, it felt too romancy and a little too easy for them. I also technically DNFd at 89% xD it just became too stressful (thanks to the amazing voice acting) and too horror for me. ...more
Oh hey! I liked a sci-fi book! 😱
Not only were (most of the) characters well-developed with strong, individual voices — but there was lots of commentary upon what happens when a person is starved for love & freedom. While it’s true that the story rests heavily upon a severe case of insta-love, I think the fact of that was actually, thematically essential (it wasn’t just happenstance or poorly-written). The full-cast audio performance was largely what made ...more
First of all, the concept of this book is more than fascinating and I feel like it's worth reading just because of its uniqueness and authenticity. Second of all, the beginning was a bit confusing which is something I wanted to mention before moving on with this review, just because it's what kept me from being completely blown away by it. It took a while for me to get used to what was going o ...more
As an actor, he has appeared on television shows such as "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC), "Bull" (CBS), "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "The Following" (Fox), "The Affair" (Showtime), "Red Oaks" (Amazon) "High Maintenance" (HBO), "The Last O.G." (TBS), as wel ...more