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Wayward Stars

(Starswept #2)

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Sing your truth. Defend your dream. Defy your stars.

A month has passed since Iris joined an underground rebel group to save Dámiul from the brutal prison he was sent to for fighting back against his world’s oppressive system. Here, conformity and compliance are enforced through telepathy, and Earthling performers are brainwashed into absolute obedience.

Word of a merciless
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Hardcover, 378 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Snowy Wings Publishing
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S.E. Anderson
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every once and a while you get a book so perfect, it hits every high note. Literally. When I read Starswept last year, I was blown away: the story was compelling, the plot was unpredictable, and there were such amazing twists that I was continuously caught by surprise. So when the author said there were ARCs available, I pounced; and let me tell you, it’s going to be so hard to wait until February for when I finally talk freely about it!

Wayward Stars picks up a month after Iris went into hiding
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Shirley Cuypers
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mary Fan!

Wayward Stars
is the second book in the Starswept series and continues the story of Iris and Dámuel, and the Abolition!

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a beautiful boy from another world. The forces of darkness tried to take him from me, but I found him. Then they tried to erase him from my mind, but I found him again. As long as I love him, I will always find a way. Even if I’m scar
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MiraJane
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“You will not destroy me”

“Once upon a time, I fell in love with a beautiful boy from another world. The forces of darkness tried to take him from me, but I found him. Then they tried to erase him from my mind, but I found him again. As long as I love him, I will always find a way. Even if I’m scared, even if I’m powerless, even if I’m small…”

I’ve read my fair share of alien romance in the past. However Wayward Stars (as well as Starswept of course) concept and storyline was so unique and cleverl
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Shaa
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: Thank you Mary Fan for providing me the copy in exchange for a review!

Actual rating: 4.5 🌟

Wayward Stars is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019.💫 And I am SO thrilled to get the chance to read it because to be honest, I didn’t think I’d be able to read it.👀

In this story following after Starswept, Iris is back to her former patrons, the Ydayas. She is hopeful and determined to spread the words to other performers and recruit them into the Abolitionist. It isn’t as easy as she
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Karissa Laurel
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can say a lot of wonderful things about this book, but the biggest compliment I can think of is to say that Mary Fan took this story in directions I never expected, and that's a difficult thing to do in a second book. Nothing about Wayward Stars was predictable--not the world building, not the relationship between Iris and Damiul nor their relationship with the rebel faction fighting against human slavery. And especially not the brilliant "twist" in the plot. I don't want to state any spoilers ...more
T.A.
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading Starswept a little more than a year ago, I was immediately chomping at the bit to find out what would happen to the characters I had grown to love and the incredible world the author created. Wayward Stars proved to be a worthy sequel to that first book and was everything and more than I could have hoped for. The story gets off to a quick start as Iris is almost immediately thrust back into action, striving to help a rebellion whose goal is to free human Artists enslaved on an alie ...more
Ally
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5

The sequel starts fairly close to where Starswept left off. Iris and Dámiul are hiding in their hideout until suddenly the Adryil police finds them. Iris soon finds herself back in Mistress Ydaya home with Cara and Milo as she pretends she was kidnapped and brainwashed by the (abolition) while trying to figure out how to free her fellow members of the Arts from this under covered slavery they are in.

I loved Iris so much. Especially in the sequel. The thing about Iris is that she never loses
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Tracey-J
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received an advanced copy of this book  from the Author in exchange for an honest review*

This story is simply beautifully written. I was a little nervous because I absolutely loved Starswept and I know sometimes sequels don't always turn out to be great but this one was just freaking fantastic!

The story picks up a month after Starswept ended, Iris and Dámiul are still on the run but they are determined to free the humans on Adryil. Iris makes the decision to go back to her sponsor and resume
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Banal Girl
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once again, I need to refer how lovely are the details of the photographs in the beginning of each chapter! Throught this we can see how much work the team put in this project.
I really enjoyed being able to see more of the alien language, Adryil. Seriously, I love the fact that the author created a whole new language.
With a captivating, clear and almost poetic writing, the author transports us back to this fantastic world.
It was great to meet with these characters again. Characters that develop
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Hope
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Iris and Dámiul, the actual star-crossed lovers.

Gorgeously illustrated, the style of this book is almost an alien device itself - connecting the reader to the story simply through sensory input. Mary Fan is the conductor of a symphony of sensation.

The first act was a bit slow for me, but the rest an operatic cabaletta - building suspense.

I wish we would have heard a bit about Iris's mom, and that the story between Iris and Dámiul had progressed a bit. Something happens to each of them, but thei
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Hannah Michaels
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.**

WOW. Honestly the kind of intensity I expected as a follow up to Starswept! Picks up right where it left off, plunges you IMMEDIATELY back into the action, and brings you into a bigger conflict than before. Excellent writing propels the book along and makes you crave more. A few parts were a bit slow and lost my interest, but it quickly picked back up and continued on in the fashion it did before. Excellent book. Makes you
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Tash McAdam
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this second instalment if anything even more than the first! Fan takes us more deeply into the dystopian set up, introduces characters I've been dying to meet, builds on the mythology of this world and develops the action all at the same time. A masterful YA novel using the beauty of the arts as a brilliant juxtaposition to an unusual dystopia.
Kath
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Second Book

I really liked that the plot development was good. It was nice continuing the story and again not ending just abruptly but nicely. Yes it would be good to have more stories set in the universe. I really could not put this book down at all.
Isis Prosser
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really, really good.
Lucy-May
Wow wow wow wow wow wow❗️

Starswept was my top fantasy/science-fiction book of 2017 & ever since I closed it, I’ve been desperate for Wayward Stars... it did not disappoint. I was just as obsessed with this book as the first & nearly made myself very, very ill by staying up late on work nights just because I couldn’t put it down. Iris is amazing, her story & the messages that come with it are incredible & Mary presents them so well. I’m more than desperate for the final book in the series & will
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Mary Fan is a YA and SFF author hailing from Jersey City. Her books include STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON (YA steampunk fantasy, Page Street Publishing), the STARSWEPT series (YA sci-fi, Snowy Wings Publishing), the FATED STARS series (YA fantasy, Snowy Wings Publishing), the FLYNN NIGHTSIDER series (YA dark fantasy, Crazy 8 Press), and the JANE COLT trilogy (space adventure, Red Adept Publishing) ...more

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