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Our Dark Stars

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  1,301 ratings  ·  214 reviews
While she sleeps, the whole universe changes.

Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a
Paperback, 1st Edition, 316 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Blaze Publishing, LLC
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Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)

Recipe for a good book:
- Racial diversity ✓
- Sexual diversity ✓
- Anti-abuse messages ✓
- Anti-racism messages ✓
- Cool space crew ✓
- Down-to-earth romance (muaha) ✓

This book was something out of this world, literally and figuratively speaking. Seriously though, I am hesitant to compare this to our beloved space gospel The Lunar Chronicles; however, dare I say that I might have enjoyed this a tiny bit more? DON'T YOU DARE JUDGE ME!

This is categorized as YA, however, the content is meant for mature
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

I hardly ever read Sci-Fi and I think I can count all my Sci-Fi reads on the fingers of one hand, which is why I didn’t really have high expectations when going into this book. But man, was I pleasantly surprised! Reading this story was so much fun!

In this dual perspective novel, we follow Talia, a human princess, and Will, a half human/half mock starship captain, who forge an unlikely alliance after Talia is awoken from her cyosleep a hundred years after humankind’s dominion over mock
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75/5 stars! I definitely enjoyed reading Our Dark Stars - the premise intrigued me when I first came across it and the story did not disappoint. Science fiction and fantasy are two of my favourite genres and Our Dark Stars was a perfect mix of the two. The world building was mind blowing and totally perfect for me as I love to read about stories with interactions between humans and robots! There's royalty, rebellion, artificial intelligence and a hate to love romance which just completes the p ...more
Received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.

I do love a good sci-fi every now and then so trust me when I saw this..

Besides love a good sci-fi (or any kind of genre really) I do love a dual POV too. It just makes a book more interesting when there's a dual. Sometimes with multiple POVs one can get confused quite easily or you can get bored with just one POV. So I really like reading books with dual POVs - this book has it!

Once I finished doing my happy dance I wanted to dive into Our Dar
Darque  Dreamer
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-reads
Our Dark Stars is a fully realized, captivating sci-fi adventure of astronomical proportions! It is fast paced, exciting, and beautiful! With daring characters, unique twists, and a fantastical futuristic setting, this one is sure to have you flying high!

From the moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this one! It was immensely satisfying! I devoured it, and the sci-fi lover in me was extremely happy!

There was beauty in the writing. The imagery used was impeccable! I fell in love with t
HELLO yet again, you can also find this review on my blog!
I’m a bit surprised by this book. Admittedly, I went into it for a quick read… but I wasn’t really expecting anything. I liked the aesthetic of the cover and the synopsis, so I was a bit optimistic. And then I was surprised because wow, this book was so much more than I’d expected it to be!

This is told from two points of view, and for the first few chapters, they’re a hundred years apart. Circumstances lead to the main characters meet
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it

First of all I fell in LOOOOOVE with the cover! It's gorgeous!!!! However the one problem I do have with it is, the hair. It doesn't match the color of the character in the book...just sayin...

This is a fun book none-the-less well some of it, sadly I found myself often bored. I like how it started I like the world building and many of the characters. But it just couldn't keep my attention. I couldn't really connect with the characters and I didn't care for at all t
Paula Roussel (She Sniffs Books)
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Song I Listened To While Writing Review

I received an ARC for this on Netgalley for an honest review. Even though the book is already out and I read it a couple weeks ago, I'm just now having time to sit down and write a review. This review will be short, but that's not because I didn't like it, quite the opposite actually, I just don't want to give much away.

Dis book! DISSSSS BOOKIE-WOOKIE was a big surprise for me. The world building, the characters, the action, and the tiny bit of romance got
Amy Leigh
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this sci-fi space young adult adventure. It kind of felt like a fairy tale retelling, set in space that straddles the young adult/new adult genre line with royal intrigue and betrayal. The cover is so freakin gorgeous!

Talia is a princess and next in line for the throne. She is everything you expect from a princess stereotype. She is entitled, adored, pampered. So when her grandmother tells her what she expects from her Talia does something rash. She betrays her best friend Ailat
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved a lot about this book.

First, look at that stunning cover! The colors are so amazing, and just the whole layout of it looks like perfection. (Kinda sad here that I “only” got the e-book version of this, but a big thanks here to Blaze Publishing! This did not influence my rating of the book in any way, though.)
Also I’m such a sucker for good space action and strong characters. The whole plot line was very unique and I loved how the story build up.
We have Talia who is a human princess wit
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This book to me had the makings of a good book, but because of the brevity of the novel, I felt like the multiple unexplored elements stopped the book from being able to delve in deeper.
Character development was very weak and the relationships in the book were not well built or put together well so it all seemed very fake and not very in depth. Not only that but the main female protagonist to me was very annoying and didn’t really have any redeeming traits except for her entitled attitude.
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I absolutely loved this book!
I love sci fi and I love cyborgs. I think it's almost when I read a book about cyborgs fighting for their rights or when space travelling is involved. But this book had so much more than what I expected!

Yes it had cyborgs fighting for rights and yes it had space travel, but it also had human enslavement, a century old secret, and many more twists and turns!

Talia Starchaser is an 18 year old princess who is engaged to a prince. More like an arranged marriage to hav
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, to be more accurate. OUR DARK STARS was just the kind of YA sci-fi that I really enjoy! It was very entertaining, filled with just the right amount of action, romance, story and humor to keep me turning the pages. It starts off a bit rocky for me, with me being partial to one POV character (Will) over the other (Talia), but it evens out into something pretty darn great by the end. I definitely think that if you're looking for something that's on the lighter side of the sci-fi spectrum ...more
Sheila G
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All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.


Content Warning: Abuse, Settings in Strip clubs, mention of Brothels, Selling into Marriage Union
”Never forget that, Talia. You are a Starchaser, descendant of the first explorers.”

I almost DNF’d this read at a little under halfway through. I decided to stick with it because the plot became more complicated right at the
Mrs. Allen 107 (The Kansan Reader)
4.5 stars

A sci-fi that goes back and forth between Talia and Will every chapter. Fleshers are humans, mocks machines. Come to find out later a human that ends up with machine parts becomes a splicer.

Fair warning spoilers!!!

You are a Starchaser Princess. Pain is not only expected but welcomed.

Talia is being married off to a prince for an alliance. The mocks are in a rebellion with the humans. Talia’s life is changing but it all comes down to one crucial moment when her future husband demands her
Hannah L (Reviewer)
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-scifi, ya-romance
A lost kingdom, a hunted princess, androids, AIs, and killers. Princess Talia is lost in time and space. She is supposed to be dead, dead as her people, dead as her kingdom and dead as her family. Adrift in the universe, when she is finally saved, nobody knows who she is and the new galaxy is compleatly changed. Androids have taken over and humans are now their slaves, if they were even left alive. Talia has to fix this, she has to save her people and fix her mistake that launched it all. Inter
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this E-arc from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion
Actual rating: 4,5
This book was good. Not good in a way of: 'Yeah it was good, just good' but more like: 'This book was so good that I need to recover for a month or so.'

The characters were really cool. I loved them. the only problem for me was that there wasn't really a lot of information about how all of them looked, their backstories and stuff like that. I would have loved to know a bit more.

The story felt rushed too. Some
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Our Dark Stars
Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

Excellent story!!! Such a creative and emotional sci-do/fantasy novel. I am pretty picky when it comes to sci-fi books and this one bypassed all my expectations.
Thanks NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lunar Chronicles (Marisa Meyer) meets Firefly! I loved every word of this novel!
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m a huge Audrey Grey fan, no surprise there. This woman writes incredibly good and this book isn’t any different. great job ladies with this captivating, exciting and breathtaking novel 😍
I received a review copy for the blog tour.

So I was really excited about this book. Been meaning to read it for some time so imagine my delight when I spotted the blog tour and the chance to review it before it came out! I just had to take it! And in the end I quite loved this book, I flew through it. There were some parts that I didn’t quite like, but for most the good parts won.

We have two characters; Will and Talia. Will’s parts take place in the now, a world ruled by mocks. Talia’s parts fir
Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade is a science fiction story that takes place deep in the depths of space and follows the changing evolution of power and a young girl’s struggle to reclaim what was once hers. In this book we are introduced to Will. The year is 3731, and he believes that he has made a big find that will get him back into good graces with the Queen; so that he can reclaim what he believes is rightfully his. He has discovered something deep in the darkness of space, an ...more
Macy Klingerman
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Y'ALL. The first month of 2018 isn't even half over when I'm typing this, and I've already read one (well, two, but more on that later this week) of my absolute favorite reads of the year. 2018, Audrey Grey, and Krystal Wade have all blessed me.
First off, let's take a moment to appreciate that absolutely gorgeous cover. I know I've talked about my usual distaste for people on covers thing before, but I can't help but make heart eyes at this one. It's what drew me to this title to begin with, so ...more
KayCee K
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yes, this is another space book! I'm kinda really just crazy for space books right now. (Haha) This crazy space story is a page-turner. I always wanted to know what would happen next. The world building is my favorite part of this book, the writing just paints this world with starts and action scenes.

Leo is my favorite characters. I enjoyed the story more whenever he was in the scenes. I don't know why he just lightings the story.

This story is great. I enjoyed the 'space life'. I do wish there w
Samantha Fabris
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, kindle, arc
Space. Princess. Space ships. Ragtag crew. Robots. I mean, you had me at space.

This book is so much fun! Talia Starchaser, heir to the throne is left floating in space where she's discovered a hundred years later by mock capital Will Perault. Talia finds herself in a world where humans are now enslaved by the mocks (human like robots) that her people once enslaved. With the queen hunting her down, Talia must fight to survive and figure out her place in this new world.

There is so much fun space
Fafa's Book Corner
Mini review:

I received this e-arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was a trainwreck. I was really looking forward to reading this. I generally enjoy sci-fi. I did not enjoy Will’s point of view at all. Talia was much better but that couldn’t save the book. I didn’t care for any of the characters except Talia. She was the only one that was tolerable.

It was action packed and a fast read I’ll give it that.

I will not be reading the next books. Do not recommend
Bright Star
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a digital ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Our Dark Stars was really a good fast-paced Sci-Fi! Obviously, it is not the book of the year but I enjoyed it anyway! We have spaaace, sassy characters, a bit of romance (even if it could have been developed and deepened better), action and plot twists! It has a conclusion (since it's a stand-alone) but if the authors want, they could write a sequel because there are some things left open. All in all, if you ador
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read very much scifi lately and this was the perfect book to get me back into the genre. It reminded me of parts of Starflight and Defy the Stars. I can't wait to buy a physical copy!

ps please let there be a sequel 💖👸👨‍🚀
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this!

The story line was interesting with a princess waking up from her cryosleep a hundred years later in a ship with a crew of criminal mocks and a captain who was once a flesher (human) but is now all metal and wires. The world building is intriguing in itself and though humans vs machines has often been seen as an idea, this was different. Here, the story doesn’t get biased and doesn’t right tick humanity. There’s a well built plot to reach a time when things change and if it isn’
Cassie James
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it.

Our Dark Stars is a book I've been eager for ever since I heard about the collaboration. Audrey Grey is one of my favorite authors, I've devoured every single one of her books. I am fairly new to Krystal Wade's writing but I picked up a book of hers before this one to familiarise myself and she's definitely amazing. With the culmination of two uber talented authors, Our Dark St
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