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Princess Vela's people are starving.

Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she's not the only one.

Now the king is dying, too.

When the boy she'
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2018 (first published October 2nd 2018)
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Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn is a young adult romantic science fiction fantasy. And guess what folks, no insta-love and no love triangles! Yes, I know, color me shocked as well. And on top of all of that a creepily compelling sci-fi angle to the world building. 

The story is set on a distant planet in which the inhabitants including our main character, Princess Vela, have lived since leaving Earth years and years before. The problem on the planet is there is a shortage of food and with not enough
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
My favourite thing to do when I finish a book is to read the acknowledgements. I really like it when they give an insight to the author/book. The acknowledgement section in the back of Star-crossed tells you this book was written before Pintip Forgot Tomorrow. The author also tells us this book holds a special place with her. I'm totally in love with her best selling series. Star-crossed has a food theme and will pretty much ruin any diet or put you off cakes.

Vela and her sister, Blanca are opp
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
If nothing else, this book has the most unique plot I have ever encountered in a YA sci-fi story, although it could also be included in the dystopian and/or fantasy genres as it's kinda all over the place. Unfortunately, that's pretty much where the pros end for me.

The new world presented to us is divided into two classes, the Eaters and Non-Eaters. There's not enough food to accommodate the population but luckily an elite few carry a gene that allows them to convert digested food into a highly
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

DNF at 17%.

Look, I'm going to be kind here and not rate this story, but let's just say I didn't enjoy it.

The narrator was... fine, even if she was a step down from the excellent narrator from my audiobook I had just previously listened to. But the story... phew, that was hard for me to get through.

The story is billed as YA but it felt veeeeeery young. I'd say more 13-ish range, even though I know the characters are supposed to be older.

What really annoyed me was, as a medical/science-y perso
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I originally requested this title because I read The Darkeat Lie and loved it, so I knew the author was good. But as time came to read it I kept putting it off because I didn't expect it to be that good. I was so wrong though, as soon as I read the first chapter I knew that I was really going to enjoy Star-Crossed.

The plot and world building were very original. I found the whole idea of this book to be fascinating. The worl
A copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book probably has the most unique plot I’ve ever read. There’s nothing else like it.

The story is set at a time in the future when people were sent to terraform a planet called Dion. However, out of the ten thousand pods that were sent, only a hundred pods had survived. Instead of a habitable, fully-terraformed planet, the people found only a patch of land on which to live. This planet is hundreds of light years away from
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Rating: 4 stars
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“Your life has always mattered,” I whisper.
I look up and do my best to imprint his caviar-black eyes and straight, thin brows into my memory. I’ll have holograms, sure. And I’ve made a point to take a few of him, because I know I’ll regret not having them later. But I don’t want to rely on some dots of light to remember him, like I do with my mother. I don’t want all the people I love to be confined to a little blac
Star-Crossed is my new favorite book by Pintip Dunn.
I enjoyed the setting especially, there was a sense of whimsicalness throughout the book. The characters were well-developed, distinctive, and well-written. I found the premise interesting and well-executed, and I had a hard time putting this book down.
If you're a fan of sci-fi and romance YA, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book.

*Rating: 5/5 stars
*Copy received through NetGalley
Author: Pintip Dunn
Publishers: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: October 2nd 2018
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance Fantasy
Source: ARC from Netgalley
mybookishvibes Rates: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


Set in the future where human race is near to destruction and survival in the planet of Dion solely depends on the new evolved Aegis to overcome the limited food problem and supply the colonial people with food pillls instead of real food, as only the Aegis are able to eat and produce the pills for necessity while this come
Lara (Bookish_turtle)
Idk what exactly what about this book it was, but I just didn't enjoy it.

I think it was partially the concept. The fact that there are a group of people whose nutrients have to be extracted from their bodies, turned into pills and used to feed the others... That just weirds me out.

And I didn't really think about it that much before I read it, but it really threw me off for most of the book.

Also, the characters just felt forced and I didn't really root for any of them. Same with the romance.

The e
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ownvoices
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A special thank you goes out to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for allowing me to read this eARC early. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I think this is one of the best books I've ever read for 2018. Hand to god, this was amazing. The concept was incredibly interesting and creative. The MC, Vela, was charming. The love story was swoon-worthy. Everything about this book was perfection and I never wanted it to end.

Let's chat about the concept first. The fact that people can get nutrition from p
Kathryn at Book Ink Reivews
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews.

Thank you to NetGalley, Pintip Dunn, and Entangled Publishing LLC for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

My heart. Pintip Dunn somehow created a science fiction romance that ripped my heart to shreds and only kind of put it back together again. It was amazing, y'all. Nothing short of that.

Vela is a young woman that has given up 60 of her 90 years of life to become and Ageis. She eats real
I've never read anything like Star-Crossed so I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. It's a mixture of many things and is certainly unique!

The story is parts YA dystopia, sci-fi and even fantasy, but is a little confusing at times, to the point where I wasn't sure who I liked and disliked.

As one of her father, the King's future heirs, Princess Vela is tasked with finding a way to save him. If only the best chance of success didn't involve risking her potential love interest Carr...

The world
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-e-arcs
In the planet of Dion, the food is scarce and people only rely on nutrition pills to survive. The King is already dying and he wanted to choose between his daughters, Blanca and Vela to become his successor. Both were provided with tasks that they have to pass and prove that they are worthy to be crowned as Queen. This was an interesting story and I had a hard time putting this down! Be prepared to have a roller coaster of emotions when you read this! If you loved The Hunger Games then you might ...more
Lelia Taylor
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: full-reviews
Although Star-Crossed is reminiscent of The Hunger Games with its trials, Ms. Dunn has added a dollop of freshness with the concept of people being divided into Eaters and Non-Eaters. Woe to the Non-Eater who loses a trial because the consequences are dire but the truth is no one has a comfortable position in this world that’s focused on fighting off starvation. One facet of the society’s attention to food made me think of how certain “improvements” in our own food supply has led to our acceptan ...more
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow. This book was amazing. I loved it SO MUCH. Seriously, it's one of my favorites I've read this year. So if you'd like to read a romantic YA sci-fi, then I highly recommend it.

In Star-crossed, we follow Princess Vela, daughter of the king who is planning to step down and let one of his daughters rule as the Successor. But to choose which one, they will both be tested by the Council in different ways.

The worldbuilding was so original and creative. I've never read anything like it and I was ho
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)

I bet you’re all thinking I’ve finally lost it *snorts* – not quite (despite common opinion)!

Let me explain…

My arms were literally covered in goosebumps when I finished this story. The blurb only gives you a small taste of what to expect from this book. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did.

The story of Vela and the inhabitants of Dion will make you think. Is there such a thing as a Utopian society? What is it they say? – The needs of the
Mortisha Cassavetes
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
What an awesomely creative story but I have to say this book made me so hungry! The story follows Princess Vela who lives on a planet away from earth that has very little food. The majority of the people take nutritional pills but Vela sacrificed herself to become Aegis which means she can eat an over abundance of food but she lost sixty years off her life. Vela gets caught sneaking food to her friend and gets put into a jail but soon is released on the condition that she must decide who is the ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
#Starcrossed #NetGalley

Wonderful book! This was an exciting read, and there was a lot of situations that you could see a break. If you chose one way you could live with yourself, if you chose another it would eat you alive, but either way you would always wonder, what if...

I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Kristeen Hughes
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Round up to 4.5 stars.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Twisted. Tragic. True love.
While unique, I was affected by the heroines emotions to the point of being uncomfortable through the story. Was not a joy to read.
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, sci-fi
3 stars.


“You believed in my even when I didn’t.”

Star-Crossed is a dramatic YA novel with an incredibly unique and creative world-building and a pace that picks up speed and doesn’t let up. The story is filled with action, romance, betrayal, and death, with many twists and conflicts coming one right after the other. The characters are interesting, if a little flat, but they keep the plot moving.

Pintip Dunn delivers an extremely creative novel with a world-building that is rather
Nikole Clow
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Star-Crossed takes readers to a new and unique world, where there are two different kinds of people: the Aegis and the colonists. Aegis have the ability to ingest more food than the colonists due to genetic modifications that take sixty years of their life. With that genetic modification, Aegis are able to feed everyone with nutrition pills. This itself is a unique concept. I’ve read a decent amount of YA Sci-Fi, but none had this concept where people give up sixty years of their life to feed th ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I won a copy of Star-Crossed through a goodreads giveaway; the first one I won in years! I was so excited to receive this book. It got lost in the mail of course, for about a month, and once it finally arrived I was excited!

Unfortunately, I did not love the book as I hoped I would. I did like it ok, but it didn't wow me. Honestly after I read the blurb, the plot sounded so strange to me, the logic of it didn't make a lot of sense. It was different and stood out for sure, but the logistics of peo
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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What stood out to me for this book was the interesting concept – the fact that people would essentially volunteer to give up a great portion of their lives but in return, eat everything that they can and then siphon those nutrients into pills for the rest of the colony. For me, it’s such a unique concept and honestly if it was up to me, I can’t decide which I would prefer: eat everything but then die a lot younger or only eat these nutrition pills but live your full lif
McCall Hoyle
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot wait to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Star-Crossed is a story about friendship, family, and love. The world building in Star-Crossed is rich and the details of the food made my own mouth water. But what I loved about Star-Crossed was the main character of Vela. She’s kind hearted and empathetic, and struggling. Vela struggles with knowing what is right and what is wrong, not in principle, but in what she should sacrif
Shelby (Grace with Books)
Star-Crossed was ultimately a really good book although hard to get into at first. There is little context at the beginning so you are sort of thrown into this new world. Once you start to understand the world and its laws, it becomes a really enjoyable read!
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit... that was a ride.

And for a moment, I waver. What is right? What is wrong? My mind sees the truth, as clearly as the water cascading down Bubble Falls, but my heart, my heart, my heart. My heart is a comet shooting through the deepest, darkest space, burning so hot it will scorch itself out of existence.

Star-Crossed is a mix of scifi and dystopian. People now live on a planet called Dion but because of certain circumstances there isn't enough food to feed everyone. The colony is divid
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Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received her J.D. at Yale Law School.

Her novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominate

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