Sword in the Stars
Ari Helix may have won her battle against the tyrannical Mercer corporation, but the larger war has just begun. Ari and her cursed wizard Merlin must travel back in time to the unenlightened Middle Ages and steal the King Arthur's ...more
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Sword in the Stars had everything I loved in Once & Future plus even more! The medieval Camelot adventure and all the timeline hopping was both mind-boggling and entertaining to no end! The gang starts their misadventure by time traveling back to the middle ages of Camelot and of course, they are separated right off the bat.
I loved seeing and living the tale of King Arthur through the ...more
I'm so glad I decided to stick with the Once & Future duology from Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy because it just gets better from where it left off. While the first book was a fun adventure, it didn't quite blow me away like I was hoping it would but Sword in the Stars picks up the slack. It's so much fun and quite a unique retelling at that. The characters have grown quite a bit throughout the course of the story and ...more
I lost my heart to this mix of sccience fiction and fantasy filled with queer rep so.. prepare for some gushing on my part!
If you didn't know yet, both these books retell the story of King Arthur in the most brilliant way. Set in space, Once & Future already hit a lot of my ...more
Ari, Merlin, and the knights of the rainbow get up every time the Big Baddies (both the tangible villains of the story, and the intangible, insidious forces of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia etc.) knock them down and never once is their triumph assumed, keeping the stakes high and the victories feeling all the more sweet. The relationships between the characters we know from O&F are ...more
Lets start with what I liked. I really liked the unique story, characters, and plot twist. I was not a huge fan of the execution of it all.
Idk what happened but the writing was amateurish, kinda bad, and hard to follow sometimes. Im really disappointed because I really enjoyed Once & Future. The book read like it had too much necessary content cut from it, which threw the flow of the narrative off. Occasionally the authors tried to come to the rescue a few times by doing a massive ...more
I've never read a book like Once and Future, I've never read a conclusion like Sword in the Stars. This duology is so good, and so important for spreading diversity in a genre that unfortunately doesn't see much of it. There's so much representation in these books, so much love, power, and determination sprinkled on every page. It makes me wish there was more for me to read, more books to anticipate, but, honestly, Sword in the Stars is the perfect end to this epic journey ...more
This book got super weird, but in the best way. And it had all the things I enjoyed in ...more
This cover!!! And the tagline "girls make better kings" I'm swooning.
SWORD IN THE STARS is a satisfying conclusion to a delightful YA fantasy retelling of King Arthur in space! Picking up right after the first left off, we now catapult into the past- to the original King Arthur as the team must procure the Holy Grail. Merlin is still aging backward and getting frighteningly young, Ari is still in love with Gwen, and Gwen is still pregnant with Ari's brother Kay's baby. Merlin still has the hots for ...more
Sword in the Stars is entirely precious. I loved the characters so much! They're diverse, full of heart, and brought back to a time where they have to hide who they are to survive. Sword in the Stars introduces time travel to the mix and if I thought I couldn't be more entertained, I was wrong! Our intrepid queer adventurers have to come to terms with our past mistakes, the way we ...more
I got a free review copy from NetGalley. I probably will eventually post a longer review here and/or on my blog, but right now, I don't have the words to properly express how awesome his was.
I'm really glad I heeded their advice. This book is incredible and is a direct sequel to the cliffhanger twist ending of Once & Future.
This is the point where I warn you away from this review if you've not read Once & ...more
I'm going to try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, but this is the second (and final book) in this series, so if you haven't read the first - why are you even here?
In Sword in the Stars we're transported to Medieval Camelot. Ari and the knights, and Merlin, obviously, need to retrieve Arthur's chalice and bring it back into the future. I love me some heist stories, so I was hopeful. I got got ...more
Again, I enjoyed the focus on ...more
That being said, lets move on to why this book is so amazing. We find ourselves in the middle ages and our band of heroes is disparate. Stakes are high from the ...more