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Starborn

(Born Prophecy #2)

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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  21 reviews
A Fireborn woman and a Starborn man embark on a desperate sea voyage to save two kingdoms in a rousing fantasy from the New York Times-bestselling author.

The battle for sovereignty among the seven lands of Alba has ended. The prophecy of Peace appears to have come true. But appearances can be deceptive. A new battle is brewing. Its outcome is dependent on the retrieval
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ebook, 254 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Rebel Base Books
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Marta Cox
I’m going to say it upfront and that is that I was disappointed with the first book but this sequel is one hundred percent better ! At the end of the last book Deo was taken prisoner by the evil and possibly crazy Racin and this follow up sees Allegria and Hallow doing everything they can to rescue him. First they have to find the magical moonstones and that means traveling to the land where Deo’s former lover lives which wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t gone and married his father ! Then there’ ...more
The Lit Bitch
3.5 stars
When this book came up for review, I quickly noticed that it was part of a series and with a fantasy novel, it’s so hard to skip around in the series, so I decided to read the first book before I picked this one up for review.

I am glad I noticed that this was part of a series because I would have been so lost without that first book so if you haven’t read the first book, stop and read it before moving on to this one!

When I read the first book there were a couple of small concerns I had
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Shelley
3.5 Of course there's a cliffhanger.
Beth
Starborn is the second installment in the very original series The Born Prophecy by Katie MacAlister.

Hallow and Allegria are searching for three moonstones hidden by Queen Dasa. The moonstones are needed to allow Allergria to rescue Queen Dasa and Deo from Eris. And this is where I tell you if you haven’t read book 1, you will be utterly confused because this is not a stand-alone read.

Hallow and Allergria are told that they need to go to Eris, which was deemed hopeless, but the “Captain” who
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Colleen Corgel
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I like the idea of the book, and the series for that matter, but there's just something that is a little off about it. It could be that it is a bit of a mashup of about three different genres- fantasy, comedy, and romance. It takes elements of these genres sub genres, and at times it can be jarring. I of all people understand that high-fantasy can take itself a little too seriously, but when the author wants to hit hard on the comedy elements, she switches to a more modern style of expression, ...more
Cathleen
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
I like fantasy. I like romance. I like banter.

But I didn't like this. Maybe it was too lighthearted in the face of danger? Maybe it was the conversations about bestiality? Maybe because I hadn't read book 1?

I quit reading at 47 %

I read an ARC from Netgalley.
Rolé
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Allegria and Hallow are back and this time they are on a mission together to find the three moonstones that have been hidden. With these moonstones they can open a portal to Eris, to rescue Queen Dasa and her son, Deo.

I enjoyed this installment a bit more than the first one. The mission seemed more focused and it was easier to follow everyone’s movements and motivations.

We were introduced to some new characters, like Quinn and Dexia, who were quite interesting and diverting. I still found
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Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I love Katie MacAlister's books, but I have to admit Born Prophesy is my favorite series written by her.

Enriched world and character building gives Starborn all the stars. Katie MacAlister effortlessly delivers voice and sight to her storytelling making my reading experience exceptional.

Katie MacAlister is on my top author list. I highly recommend Born Prophesy series to fantasy readers.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, so I could give an honest review.

Shelley
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Fantasy / Romance
*Rating* 3.5

*Thoughts*

Starborn, by author Katie MacAlister, is the second installment in the authors Born Prophecy series. There are actually (3) main characters that are featured in this story. Allegria Hopebringer, Hallow, and Deosin Langton. Allegria and Hallow, who are now married, are searching for (3) moonstones that were hidden by Queen Dasa. These moonstones are the only thing able to allow Allegria to rescue Deo and Queen Dasa from Eris. I
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gwendalyn _books_
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was received as an ARC from Kensington Books - Rebel Base Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

A wonderful second installment Starborn, b Katie MacAlister, captivated me from the first page I was completely engaged , I flew through the pages at lighting speed. It is an addictive, dramatic and hugely gripping story that flawlessly entwines fantasy adventure along with the perfect blend of romance.

The magic and
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Erika Williams
Starborn takes place in the aftermath of a great war, but its clear from the opening chapters that this is but a temporary lull for our heroes. Allegria is our main protagonist, I assume, as her perspective is the first one we are introduced to and hers is in first person versus every one else's third. Unfortunately, this doesn't really add anything to the narrative and comes off as gimmicky. Allegria and her husband Hallow are on a mission to rescue their friend Deo from behind enemy lines. ...more
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
I received a copy of Starborn through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Starborn is the second novel in Katie MacAlister’s Born Prophecy series. Following the events in Fireborn – our leading characters are now faced with a world that has seemingly accepted peace. And yet Deo is still being held prisoner, and they have yet to complete the set of tasks at hand.
Allegia is Fireborn, a lightweaver and a stubborn yet amusing woman. She’s determined to follow her new path in life
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Johanna Sawyer
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion.

Prequel to my review... so this is not a standalone book but part of a series, so in warning, if you read book one, you may need a reread, or you will not understand much going into this book. The author does not back track just picks up where book one left off, which is great if your just finishing the first book, but for me it was like three hundred books ago. So I kept going since I five starred the first book, but I love
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Tamara Morning
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Starborn
Author: Katie MacAlister
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5

After all the danger, fighting, and wars, peace now reigns in the seven lands of Alba. But Allegria and Hallow want to rescue their friend Deo, trapped in the shadowlands of Eris. And to do that , they need the three moonstones hidden years before.

As they search for the moonstones, they realize things aren’t quite as peaceful as they seem. Their captain—lifebound for many long years—warns them against heading to Eris by ship,
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Danae
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Starborn by Katie Macalister is one of those sagas where it is so bad, and yet somehow, it is so good. I could not put this book down even with those few moments that made me want to. Do not ask me to describe the book because its hard to put into words. There are a lot of horny moments, and honestly, mos,t of the time, it felt like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I loved the characters even as they all started to blur together, there was not a lot to distinguish between the characters. ...more
CR
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book two was so much better than book one. I don't get to say that enough for book two's. This fantasy was one that was full of magic and drama. It was beautiful and addicting as I finished this in one sitting. Characters go through a bunch of trials and a quest that must be finished. This was one hit out of the park!! I will totally be picking up the next title.

Book one had a few issues with me for pacing and the writing but this one has it all cleaned up. I loved it!
Melissa Parnell
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the world building, the characters, and the creativity in this story. It is really beautiful and I am excited to read more and to further delve into this world.
Shasha
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
The comedy was out of tune with the fantasy. Allegria and Hallow were annoying. I gave up.
Annarella
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantasy book according to my heart, definitely better than the first one.
The world building is great and interesting, the plot well crafted and gripping, the cast of characters well developed and likeable.
I can't wait to read the next instalment in this series.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Lillian Cummings
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Will they be able to defeat the enemy again? Allegria & Hallow know that they have to try and find Deo & the Queen before it is too late but things haven't been going the way they planned. They haven't been able to find all the moonstones and now they have to find a madman to take them by ship to Eris to find Deo. But Allegria realizes that things are only going to get worse as Deo is free and he wants to completely destroy everything but before he can destroy the enemy their leader ...more
Meghan
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Kensington Books - Rebel Base Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

The magic and drama throughout this book was breathtakingly addictive that I could not stop reading. Fantasy books are always a necessity in our collection and are very popular and we are so thrilled to have found this book. Peace is among the seven lands of Alba but looks can be very deceiving. Then it all becomes
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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty ...more

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Born Prophecy (3 books)
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