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Sword in the Stars

(Once & Future #2)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In this epic sequel to Once & Future, to save the future, Ari and her Rainbow knights pull off a heist... thousands of years in the past.

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
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Expected publication: April 7th 2020
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    Enne (they/them)
    Jun 20, 2019 marked it as unreleased
    EXCUSE ME. The fact that I do not have this book in my hands right now is, quite frankly, homophobic.
    Iris
    Mar 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Hi I need this. Right now.
    Kathy - Books & Munches
    Dec 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Pretty, pretty cover.

    I can only hope there'll be a pretty, matching special edition for my copy of Once & Future because I NEEDDD.

    Simply need all the queer books and if that means diving into scifi more often? I am not complaining at all.
    Candice
    I really enjoyed Once and Future, the first book in this series, and the second book did not disappoint! The knights of the rainbow are back, like WAY back, in medieval times, and they are dropped right into the middle of the King Arthur legend. You can expect the same pace and almost nonstop action that came with Once and Future, along with amazing queerness and some twists and turns that you won't see coming.

    This book got super weird, but in the best way. And it had all the things I enjoyed in
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    Ari Clay
    Sep 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Hello, my name is Ari & the fact that I don't currently have this book in my hands is, in fact, treason.
    whatsjennareading
    Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book. Oh my heart. This book. I had WAY too much fun with this book. Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy truly outdid themselves and exceeded my wildest hopes by creating the most epic and perfect conclusion to this journey. First things first, and before I gush any further, Sword in the Stars is a sequel and should be read after Once and Future. Quick recap: Once & Future is Arthurian legend fantastically reimagined in space–hilarious, sexy, endlessly creative, and marvelously gay. In ...more
    Lydia Rogue
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    So admittedly I had not read Once & Future before I got a copy of The Sword in the Stars. As the authors were handing the book to me, they warned me to to look at the back cover, sneak a peek inside or practically breathe on this book before I read Once & Future.

    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 &
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    Cassandra
    Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2020-arcs
    Filling in the mythological gaps left by centuries of retellings, the anticipated sequel to ONCE & FUTURE was everything I wanted and more. Completely full of love for the original Arthurian legend while fearlessly adding their own twists and turns, SWORD IN THE STARS is not just the perfect end to this duology; it’s one of my most anticipated books of 2020. Ari and her diverse Knights return to end the Arthurian cycle once and for all, but all final quests come with the most terrible costs. ...more
    Meghan
    This book was received as an ARC from JIMMY Patterson in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

    I have read many modern adaptations of King Arthur's Court and Sword in the Stone but after reading Once and Future and loving the book so much, I had high expectations for this book and the result was strongly positive. Ari has made it through her Battles against the tyrannical Mercer corporation but a bigger war is at stake that could
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    Kimberly Hall
    Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I was really lucky and managed to get an ARC of this book from a Goodreads giveaway and I couldn't have been more excited to jump back into this world. Once & Future was such a strange book when I first stumbled upon it. It was a world I wasn't expecting, but a world I found myself wanted to spend quality time in, so getting to fall back into it in this one was amazing. I am refusing to spoil anything about this book for anyone, but if you liked the first one - read this one. If you loved ...more
    Kat
    Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you to NetGalley and James Patterson publishing for the E-arc copy of #SwordintheStars.
    I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the two ladies collaboration in the first novel. I was looking forward to the second installment of their work together. Sword in the Stars is so much more than the first book. The reader becomes involved in the timeline and you want to see Ari succeed. She is the backbone of the novel. I am not a fan of time travel novels, but these I have made an exception for gladly.
    Jayashree
    Fun and fantastic! A great sequel/finale to this duology!
    isla
    Dec 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    if i had a time machine i'd use it to see early 2000's mcr performances and to snatch books like this months before their release dates
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    Jan 18, 2020 added it
    Shelves: 2020, arc-galley
    Queer content: so much queer content, everybody’s queer, it’s amazing

    And the *last part*!!!
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    I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK SO MUCH
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    Amy Rose Capetta, the author of Echo After Echo, holds a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Vermont with her partner, author Cori McCarthy, and their young son.

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