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inherit the stars (Tessa Elwood)
This is a debut novel which is currently planned as a duology. It was a random pick of mine based on the title and the fact that it has been a while since I have read a space related book, so I thought it was time for a change. This is the story of Asa who switches places with her sister to become the bride in an arranged marriage to help save her family and home planets. While I loved the main character Asa and her husband, Eagle, the rest of the characters seemed rather two dimensional. Every choice Asa makes seems to have unintended consequences which was rather fun. But overall the plot didn’t really do it for me. The action seemed a little impulsive and choppy. The most interesting aspect of the book was the relationship between Asa and Eagle but that did not get explored nearly enough. Because it was rather short at 304 pages with rather large font, it did not take a lot of time to read and was a pleasant way to pass time. But I would not say that I loved it or even liked it all that much. I didn’t dislike it. Though I am not even sure I would read the second novel in the set. The novel does not have to walk the plank because it was enjoyable and I did not hate it but I do not believe I would actively recommend it.
Amazon has this to say about the novel:
LOVE AND LOYALTY. As the youngest daughter of the House of Fane, Asa lives every day of her life in honor of both, for herself and her people. But as her kingdom’s food and energy crisis peaks, Asa must find more to fuel Fane’s survival.
Taking the place of her older sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the prosperous House of Westlet, seems like a straightforward solution. Forging an unforeseen bond, however, leads to an unavoidable division of loyalties. One simple truth lies at the heart of the matter, and only Asa can decide which one to tell.
Romance, politics, and space adventure intersect in this first book of Tessa Elwood’s addictive debut duology.
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